35th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCÁN
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21, 2010 - 36 animals were operated on today
Dr. Tello sterilized 35 animals today, and removed a venereal tumor from a female dog that had already been sterilized. (That dog had been spayed by another vet who attempted unsuccessfully to remove the tumor.) Dr. Tello sterilized 23 dogs and 12 cats. Eighteen of the dogs were female and 5 were male. Eight of the cats were female and 4 were male.
Rosemary Rios first volunteered as the registrar, and she is now doing lots of other useful jobs! In addition to cleaning dogs' teeth during this clinic, with Dr. Tello's guidance she extracted two "baby" canine teeth that had never fallen out from a grown dog, and Rosemary also emptied anal glands of dogs.
This year has gone by really fast! This clinic was the last one for 2010. A rest during December will be welcome - but I'm also excited to think about all the animals we will help next year. We will resume on January 23, 2011. During 2010, we sterilized 247 dogs and cats, which brought us to a total of 1,269 sterilized in Volcan. It is very gratifying to see that more and more Panamanians really LOVE their pets. One woman at this clinic said that her dog was like "her baby."
We have a wonderful group of volunteers! Thanks, and hugs and kisses from me to all of you!
Please donate! Your PayPal tax-deductible donations for Chiriqui go through Spay Panama's Animals YES in the USA and are eventually forwrded to me. Please send me an email if you donate by PayPal so I can thank you personally!
Donors and amounts are reported on my web page for each clinic. Income and expenses are listed on each clinic web page. Thank you for your help! Your contribution helps make Spay/Panama-Chiriqui services possible.
Anyone who is local to Volcan, PLEASE talk with your friends and neighbors, explain the importance of sterilization and tell them about our clinics. My goal is to sterilize at least 30 animals during each clinic. Our next clinic will be on January 23, 2011.
MANY thanks to our wonderful volunteers and contributors. Without their help and dedication, this important work simply could not be done.
*At the October clinic, we sterilized 4 dogs and 1 cat for these owners. They contributed only $30 at the time but said they would bring $60 to me later. They brought the $60 on November 18th, so I am crediting their additional contribution as income for this month.
At this November 21st, 2010 clinic, we sterilized 23 dogs and 12 cats. With my average cost of $20 per dog and $10 per cat, expenses were $600 plus $100 for building rent, for a total of $700. With contributions of $728.50, there was a positive cash flow of $28.50. Therefore, since October of 2006 to date, my accumulated deficit is reduced to $3,754.25. (The clinics began in March of 2006 but it didn't occur to me to keep financial records until October of 2006.)
Please donate! I very much appreciate your contributions, which are welcome and needed!
Lots of great pictures taken during the November 21, 2010 clinic.
Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 1,140 animals to date. Added to the 129 animals that Spay/Panama (from Panama City) sterilized in in Volcan in February of 2005, we have sterilized 1,269 dogs and cats! There are many more to go, but we are making progress! Our goal is to sterilize at least 75% of the dogs and cats in the Volcan area, and thus almost completely solve the problem of homeless dogs and cats, and the terrible venereal disease suffered by so many dogs.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our clinics today, and to those who had their pets sterilized. Always remember that TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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