April 20, 2014 - 40 animals were sterilized by
Dr. Andrés Tello, our wonderful veterinarian.
Tello sterilized 22dogs and 18 cats. Of the sterilized dogs, 17 were
female and 5 were male. Of the cats, 16 were female and 2 were male.
people say "thank you" to me, Dr. Tello, and our
volunteers, but it is especially heartwarming to receive a
follow-up thank you and an acknowledgment of how well the person's
dog or cat is doing. The dog pictured here had a huge tumor,
fortunately non-cancerous. (She actually had four tumors but the one pictured was the
biggest one. Dr. Tello removed the tumors at our February
owner called me a couple of weeks ago to again say "thanks to
everyone" and to report that her dog is in excellent
sure to click the link below for the Picasa web album of pictures taken
during this clinic. Our next clinic is on May 18th and we already have 30 animals on the list.
news - I now have a personal PayPal "Donate" button. You can use
this "button" to donate if you don't already have a PayPal
account, in which case you can use a credit card.
using this donate button, the funds will go to my personal PayPal account and
your contribution is not tax deductible. But be
assured that every penny goes for the animals. On my web page created
after each clinic, I give a complete accounting of income and expenses.
(See "Income and Expenses" listed below.) Except for our
veterinarian - whom I pay pittance, really - neither I nor anyone else
connected with the clinics receives any pay or financial benefit. I rent
the building where we hold the clinics, and I buy all the anesthesia,
medications, instruments, supplies, and equipment. I have no offices, no
salaries, no advertising, no overhead. Every penny goes for the animals.
is a project from my heart, and I pay the deficits from my own
you already have a PayPal account, you can just log in and specify to send
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other than contributing cash or depositing to my personal bank account,
donating to my personal PayPal account (email@example.com) is the
best way to help
support this important project if you
don't need a tax-deductible receipt.
Thank you in
future financial help, and thanks to everyone who has donated in the
Cristina Espinosa did a good job with registration. She recently had her
14th birthday and is the daughter of my employee, Jose Espinosa. Cristina
has been our registrar for at least two years.
Don Binder, Elcy Morales,
Rebecca Rothenheber (from Germany), Jahir Costello, and Yiniela Rodriguez, and Alice Dahlmann
(also from Germany) weighed
the animals and administered the anesthesia, and gave the pre-op
injections of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory. They also put mineral
oil in the eyes of the animals so they would not dry out, and performed
whatever other duties were needed.
Also helping were two new
volunteers from Germany, Leander Galach and Otis Witt. They learned
quickly and did a great job. They are in Panama volunteering for various
projects, heard about the clinics, and were eager to come help.
Espinosa, my permanent employee, helps weigh and tag the animals,
provides transportation for animals when necessary, and helps with
various duties. He also takes my car to pick up and deliver animals when
necessary. Then Jose and I go to the clinic site on Mondays following
the Sunday clinics to clean and organize for the next one.
Rosemary Rios, Maria Cristina Montenegro, and Francia Pinedo
assisted Dr. Tello, gave post-op injections of B-12 and antiparasite.
They dressed the incisions, took the temperature of the recovering
animals, tattooed the ears of female dogs, gave flea and tick treatment,
generally checked the well being of the animals, and performed whatever
other tasks were necessary.
Espinosa cleaned and sterilized the instruments.
Cristina, Jahir Costello, Rosemary Rios, and Yiniela Rodgriguez had to
leave early, and Jose (my employee) had an injured wrist, so we were
very fortunate to have these two strong young German men at the clinic
as new volunteers!
Again, we had a great
team of volunteers and everything ran very smoothly!
We had a lot of
delicious food for the doctor and the volunteers! Thanks to everyone
who contributed: Susan Lovett for a great main dish, Don Binder for drinks, and
Dorreene Reynolds for dessert.
Please forgive me
if I have neglected to mention any volunteers or contributors!
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan
and India Sorenson (Las Tablas) to my personal PayPal account
thank you to everyone who has donated in the past and will donate in the
future. We need and appreciate your help!
a cutie! We had several very
young puppies sterilized today.
For other pictures taken
during the clinic,
HERE. Click on the
first image to
enlarge it, then you
can advance through
rest of the pictures.
Included in the Picasa web album
are pictures of the
very helpful group of
volunteers from Germany.
this April 20,
2014 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 22 dogs and 18 cats. With my average
costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $820 plus $100 for rent of the building,
for a total of $920. Donations this month were $804, leaving a deficit of
which leaves my current out-of-pocket expenses to $1,339.30. Love and thanks to everyone!
My heartfelt thanks for the generous donations of those who
have contributed in the past and who will contribute in the
very much appreciate any and all contributions.
They are welcome and needed!
Here in Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 2,494 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 2,623 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.
remember that TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Dorothy Atwater - 6517-8752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
virtual VoxOx US telephone: 817-391-1477
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