65th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCÁN
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September 22, 2013 - 47 animals were sterilized today by
Dr. Tello sterilized 30 dogs and 17 cats. Of the dogs, 27 were female and 3 were male. Of the cats, 8 were female and 9 were male. (We had a LOT of BIG dogs at this clinic, and surgeries always take longer for them)
I had recently suggested that if only eight people would commit to donating $25 per month each, that amount would largely help to keep my deficit from increasing. Al Jan (Texas) said he'd be the first to commit to $25 per month and he again donated this month. Also, an anonymous donor contributed $275 for this clinic, which is $25 for each of the 11 clinics in a year. This person didn't want to remember to contribute $25 per month, so contributed it all at once, and suggested that perhaps other people might consider doing the same.
community owes a big thanks to people who get animals to our clinics.
They greatly help us reach our goal of reducing the suffering of dogs
and cats due to overpopulation.
A very nice email received after our August clinic - Dr. Tello properly spayed this dog after a vet had left one ovary in her:
"Just a note to thank you for all that you do for the precious animals, and arranging for our dog to be spayed again...although I saw Dr. Tello and he was busy, please thank him for me and for those four-leggeds that cannot speak our language. You have done a great service for Panama, and it seems that it is rubbing off on the Panamanian people...and even though I do not have the stomach for the guts of the organization, I will help from time to time with the monetary part, and please know that I much appreciate what you do."
About 10 days before this clinic, some people had asked me to come by their house and look at a tumor on the tummy of their dog. I told them to bring the dog to the clinic so Dr. Tello could remove it. Also, the hair of the dog was terribly matted all over, containing feces and urine near the hindquarters. I told them to clip off all these lumps of hair. They didn't. After Dr. Tello removed the tumor, we sat the young man down with his dog and scissors and had him cut off the horrible stuff. It took him about an hour! Perhaps the good news is that he then asked Jose, my employee, about giving the dog haircuts in the future! (Jose does a great job and charges $15.)
Please donate! Your PayPal tax-deductible donations for Chiriqui go through Spay Panama's Animals YES in the USA and are eventually forwarded to me. When you click the donate button below, it will specify that your donation is for Chiriqui. 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.
MANY thanks to our wonderful volunteers and contributors. Without their help and dedication, this important work simply could not be done. No one except the doctor receives any payment. Every penny goes for the animals.
At this September 22, 2013 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 30 dogs and 17 cats. With my average costs for sterilizations of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $1,005 plus $100 for rent of the building, equals $1,105. After contributions of $1,130 there was a reduction of my out-of pocket expenses by $25 - leaving a current deficit of $1,808.66. That's the smallest deficit I've had in a LONG time. Thanks again to everyone!
My heartfelt thanks for 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 2,191 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 2,320 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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