66th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCÁN
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October 20, 2013 - 40 animals were sterilized today by
Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 13 cats. Of the dogs, 17 were female and 10 were male. Of the cats, 6 were female and 7 were male.
Some of the students from Instituto Paulletino in Volcan are making a video and report about the care of animals. Several of the students interviewed Dr. Tello, me, and our volunteers. Two of the students, Jahir Costello and Yiniela Rodriguez, are also regular volunteers at our clinics. When they complete their report and video, I will post them on my web page. Great job, you guys!
Two days before the clinic, my employee (Jose Espinosa) and I rescued a homeless mama dog and her seven six-week-old puppies. We took them to the clinic and Dr. Tello sterilized all of them. Three of the puppies were adopted at the clinic. (Francia Pinedo, one of our volunteers, adopted one.) I still have the mama and four puppies at my house. At least two puppies are spoken for, but the rest need good homes! The puppies are precious, and a big benefit is that they have already been sterilized. The mama is medium sized, very sweet, gentle, and non-aggressive. Please call me if you can provide a loving home for either the mama or a puppy or two.
good reason to sterilize puppies and kittens when they are young: as
soon as the puppies woke up from the anesthesia, they were playing like
nothing had happened. Also, by sterilizing a young male puppy, he will
likely not begin to urinate in inappropriate places, "marking"
We had three VERY wild cats that we had to transfer to my Havahart trap and inject the anesthesia through the cage.
Some time ago Cindy Schultz and her husband rescued a small dog that was covered with mange. Lucy (the dog) stayed at my house for a week or so, and Cindy came to help bathe Lucy and treat her for the mange. Lucy was pretty well cured when Dr. Tello sterilized her. But Cindy told me the mange kept returning and Lucy was scratching herself something terrible. Now, none of the treatments we had used before helped. I suggested that she bring Lucy for Dr. Tello to examine. She had practically no hair on her back. One look, and Dr. Tello said "it's not mange, it is allergies." He gave her an injection, and Cindy called me a few days later to say how well Lucy is doing now. Lucy will probably need the injection once a month. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Tello and his expertise at our clinics!
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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 October 20, 2013 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 13 cats. With my average costs for sterilizations of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $870 plus $100 for rent of the building, equals $970. After contributions of $700 there was a deficit of $170, leaving my total out-of pocket expenses of $1,978.66.
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 2,360 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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