January 18, 2015 - 31 animals were spayed/neutered
by Dr. Andrés Tello, our wonderful veterinarian.
Tello sterilized 23 dogs and 8 cats. Of the dogs, 16 were female and 7 were
male. Of the cats, 4 were female and 4 were male. We had no unusual
procedures today, except we did have some very big female dogs. The
surgeries take much longer for them. One white Labrador weighed 97 lbs!
had eight no-shows.
Robinson is a sweet man with a kind heart. Someone had dumped a precious
young male dog at Gene's property. He and his wife were not able to keep
the dog, but Gene found a good home for the dog and brought him to the
clinic to be neutered. Thank you, Gene!
are looking forward to a great 2015, and another year in which to reduce
the suffering of dogs and cats due to overpopulation!
next clinic will be on February 22, 2015. Please call for an appointment.
sure to click the link below for the Picasa web album of pictures taken
during this clinic.
may click the PayPal "Donate" button below to help the animals.
It is to my personal PayPal account at firstname.lastname@example.org
and your contribution will not
be US tax deductible. If you don't have a PayPal
account, you can use a credit card. Please specify your payment is for "friends or family"
so that PayPal will not charge a fee and every penny will go
for the animals.
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--and provide
transportation for those who need it. I have no offices, no
salaries, no paid advertising. Every penny goes for the animals.
is a project from my heart, and I pay the deficits from my own
Thank you in
future financial help, and thanks to everyone who has donated in the
Cristina Espinosa for registration.
Don Binder and Elsi Morales weighed animals, gave the anesthesia injections, plus 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. Helping them was a new volunteer,
Maria Luiza Radeva from Germany. She is based in Panama City, though, so
this was her only day to volunteer in Volcan. She did a great job.
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, Francia Pinedo, and Maria Cristina Montenegro 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.
Rios cleaned 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: Susan Lovett for the main dish, Don Binder for fruit, Lynn
Gohman for drinks and Mary Ann White for dessert.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan (Boquete - December and January)
donation by Carolyn Price (Concepcion -Dec.and Jan.)
donation by Sue Flentge (Boquete)
donation by anonymous (Volcan)
donation by anonymous (Volcan)
donation by Cynthia Schultz (Volcan)
donation by David Kimberling (Paso Ancho)
75.00 PayPal donation by Kat Soupal (Don Binder's daughter)
50.00 PayPal donation by William Feader (Paso Ancho)
50.00 PayPal donation by Rebecca Binder (Don Binder's
from calendar sales, thanks to Pat Chan
this January 18, 2015 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 23 dogs and 8 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $695 plus $200
for building rent (for December and January) for a total of $895. Income this month was
$1,136.87 leaving an excess of $241.87. Therefore, my current out-of-pocket
expenses are reduced to $1,071.27.
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!
young female dog will never have
any puppies! Great!
other pictures taken
during the clinic, click
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first image to enlarge it, then you
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rest of the pictures.
Here in Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 2,912 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.)
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
US telephone: 817-349-6345
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