September 21, 2014 - 30 animals were operated on by
Dr. Andrés Tello, our wonderful veterinarian. He spayed/neutered 29
dogs and cats, amputated a leg of one dog, performed eye surgery on
another dog, and gave 2 liters of fluid to a dog via IV.
Tello sterilized 19 dogs and 10 cats. Of the dogs, 15 were female and 4 were
male. Of the cats, 6 were female (one was pregnant) and 4 were male.
had 12 no-shows, despite the fact that we call everyone a couple of days
prior to the clinic to confirm their appointments. It was just as well,
though. We thought we were going to finish early, but after most of our
volunteers had already left, another person arrived. He was quite late for
his appointment, which was only to spay a big dog. But it turned out that
the dog's front leg also had to be amputated. When the young man entered the building
with the dog, he let go of her collar and she started to run out the door. I
grabbed her collar and she jerked me down onto the floor on my butt, hard.
I still have a bruise. The spaying and amputation took an hour and 15
a note from a happy client: "Hi, Dottie - I just wanted to let you know how well the little
dog I brought in yesterday did. She was up and at "em this morning,
ate a good breakfast and you can just barely see the incision. You and Dr.
Tello do such an excellent job and now there's one less dog that will become
pregnant after being assaulted by every dog in the neighborhood. Thank
next clinic, #77, will be on October 19th. Anyone
who wants an appointment needs to call right away because the clinics fill
up fast. Our last clinic of the year will be on November 23rd.
sure to click the link below for the Picasa web album of pictures taken
during this clinic.
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after each clinic, I give a complete accounting of income and expenses.
(See "Income and Expenses" listed below.) Except for our
veterinarian, 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. Every penny goes for the animals.
is a project from my heart, and I pay the deficits from my own
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Thank you in
future financial help, and thanks to everyone who has donated in the
Cristina Espinosa served as registrar. She recently had her 15th
birthday, and she has been volunteering since she was 12.
Don Binder weighed animals, gave the anesthesia injections, plus many
Elcy Morales and Jahir Costello
the animals and 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.
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, Jenny Rodriguez, 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, administered flea and tick treatment,
generally checked the well being of the animals, and performed whatever
other tasks were necessary.
volunteers who usually clean the instruments did not show up today,
without telling me they were not coming. So different volunteers took
turns cleaning the instruments.
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: Mary Ann White for the main dish, Lynn Gohman for drinks, Lynn
Longbons for dessert, and Amanda Rankin for fruit. I
took organic oranges from my trees for everyone to take home.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan (formerly from Texas, now in Panama)
donation by Carolyn Price (Concepcion)
donation by Jim and Julie Alexander (Porterillos)
McKeown, Fort Worth, TX (180.51 minus 5.53 PayPal fee)
donation by Joanne Baze, David
by Amanda Rankin, Volcan
donation by Kit
The $535.00 contributions by guardians/owners were for spaying and neutering
only. Payments for other procedures--eye surgery, amputation, and any
other services went
to Dr. Tello direct and those payments are not included in the income or
in my costs.
this September 21, 2014 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 19 dogs and 10 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $625 plus $100
for rent of the building, for a total of $725. Income this month was
$864.98, leaving an excess of $139.98. Therefore, my current out-of-pocket
expenses are reduced to $1,439.94.
heartfelt thanks for the generous donations of those who have contributed
for this clinic, who have contributed in the past, and who will contribute in the future! We need and appreciate your help! Love and thanks to everyone!
loves her doggie! Sights like this really warm my heart!
other pictures taken
during the clinic, click
HERE. Click on the
first image to enlarge it, then you
can advance through
rest of the pictures.
Here in Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 2,657 dogs and cats to date. (And this number does
not include the extraordinary surgeries that Dr. Tello has performed at
our clinics...removal of tumors, amputations, etc.) Added to the
129 animals that Spay/Panama (from Panama City) sterilized in in Volcan
in February of 2005, we have sterilized 2,786 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--but thankfully, we see a
lot fewer venereal tumors than we did in the past!.
In 7 years a female cat and her off springs can be the source of 420,000
kittens. In 6 years a female dog and her off springs can be the
source of 67,000 puppies. Unless your dog/cat is totally
confined and unable to continue the population increase (AND the spread of
venereal disease), please do the humane thing of having them sterilized!
the health and safety of your dog/cat, however, have the sterilization
performed by a competent vet who is experienced in early sterilization
(eight weeks of age and up) and small-incision surgeries, and one
who closes with stainless steel sutures....like Dr. Tello, who we are so
fortunate to have operate at our clinics. (I do not trust care of my dogs
or injured dogs that I find in the street to ANYONE except Dr. Tello.)
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
US telephone: 817-349-6345
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