57th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCÁN
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January 20, 2013 - 47 animals were sterilized today by
This was a record number for us. Dr. Tello sterilized 33 dogs and 14 cats. Of the dogs, 26 were female and 7 were male. Of the cats, 10 were female and 4 were male.
We had a very long day because so many of the dogs were big females. In addition, one surgery took an hour...a young woman brought her big female dog that Narcisa supposedly spayed a few months ago. The young woman said Narcisa told her the dog was pregnant and charged her $150 to "spay" and do an abortion. The dog had a terrible infection in the long incision. She had taken the dog back to Narcisa, who gave the dog an injection and told her "it was normal." NO, IT WASN'T! Dr. Tello discovered that Narcisa had put non-absorable stitches inside the dog, which he had to remove. And as usual, Narcisa merely cut and tied the tubes and did not remove the uterus and ovaries. (Because of this, of course, the dog still went into heat.) The ovaries are very difficult to find when they are no longer attached to the tubes. Gracias a dios that the young woman brought her dog to our clinic before she died of the infection. It's unbelievable that anyone is allowed to continue butchering animals like this!
We had one cat that was very scared and he got loose inside the building. (We always close the door when we prepare to inject the anesthesia.) In the process of trying to catch him, Don Binder received some serious scratches and bites. Don is a real trooper!
One dog that Dr. Tello examined had a torn ligament in her rear leg. Dr. Tello took the dog with him so he could perform the delicate and complicated surgery in his clinic.
The clinics are now getting filled far in advance. We already have 32 scheduled for February 17th!
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!
If you donate via PayPal, it often takes a long time for the funds to reach me. (See income and expenses below.) If you are local to Panama, please consider donating directly to me. If you're not able to donate in person, I can give you information about how to deposit to my bank account, either in Panama or in the US. Thank you! I can give you a tax-deductible receipt for your US tax return.
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. PLEASE BE AWARE that if you donate through PayPal, I cannot credit your donation on my web page until I actually receive the funds. If you have donated through PayPal and your donation has not been credited on my web page, please contact me.
Anyone who is local to Volcan, PLEASE talk with your friends and neighbors, explain the importance of proper sterilization and tell them about our clinics. My goal is to sterilize at least 30 animals during each clinic - and lately we have been exceeding that number. Our next clinic will be on February 17, 2013.
MANY thanks to our wonderful volunteers and contributors. Without their help and dedication, ths important work simply could not be done. And by the way, with the exception of Don Binder who is a dedicated volunteer, all the rest are Panamanians.
Many thanks to Gene and Janet Robinson who donated generously for spaying their dog.
At this January 20, 2013 clinic, Dr. Tello sterilized 33 dogs and 14 cats. With my average cost for sterilizations of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $1,035 plus $50 for several exams plus $100 for building rent, for a total of $1,185. With contributions of $1,116.20, there was a deficit of $68.80. Therefore, my accumulated deficit is $2,079.35. My hearfelt thanks for all the generous donations of those who have contributed in the past and who will contribute in the future!
I very much appreciate any and all contributions. They are welcome and needed!
Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 1,877 dogs and cats to date. Added to the 129 animals that Spay/Panama (from Panama City) sterilized in in Volcan in February of 2005, we have sterilized 2,006 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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