June 28, 2015 - 34 animals were spayed/neutered
by Dr. Andres Tello, our wonderful veterinarian. In addition,
he removed an eye from one dog and removed a growth
that completely covered the eye of one dog. Now the
dog can see with both eyes!
this June 28, 2015 clinic Dr.
Tello sterilized 27dogs and 7 cats. Of the dogs, 18 were female and
male. Of the cats, 6 were female and 1 was male.
Braden, a nurse, is a new volunteer and she injected the anesthesia.. It
was great timing to have her at this clinic in Don Binder's absence. Dee
wants to be a regular volunteer.
Conn and his wife Marukel met an old man, Roberto, who has adopted about
18 dogs. He lives in Paso Ancho and walks to Volcan. Roberto said he would
come to the clinic with numerous dogs. I hoped he would come because I
reserved quite a bit of time for him. (He doesn't even have a phone so
that we could call and confirm.) I had bought a quantity of rope
because I was apprehensive that so many loose dogs might become aggressive
with the ones belonging to other people.
to my surprise, the dogs were very well behaved and stayed right with
Roberto. (I wish my own dogs were so well behaved!) At first
Roberto didn't want to neuter the males, but he changed his mind after I
showed him a picture of Dr. Tello removing a venereal tumor. We sterilized
six, 4 females and 2 males. ( One of the males had the tumor covering an
eye that Dr. Tello removed. He also extracted a tooth.)
more of Roberto's dogs are scheduled for our July 19th clinic. Roberto
told Marukel that it is such a blessing to have the
dogs sterilized; that he was always worrying about more and more being born and how he
could care for them. But obviously he does manage to care for them--all are
and Marukel took Roberto and his dogs home in their pickup. A happy
and Marukel brought a mama dog and her eight puppies (not theirs). We
sterilized all of them. Rosemary Rios, our excellent volunteer, lives in
goes to EMT school there. She took one puppy with her that a friend in
David wanted to adopt. The next day, Rosemary called Marukel to say she
had found homes for all the puppies. Marukel took them to David to their
new homes Another happy ending!
always over-book because we are certain to have no-shows. This time there
were eight, despite having Jose call everyone to confirm and remind them.
Nevertheless, we always end up having a full day.
next clinic will be on July 19th. Again, I will schedule up to 50 to allow for last-minute
cancellations and no-shows. Please call for an appointment. We
already have 36 on the list for July.
sure to click the link below for the Picasa web album of pictures taken
during this clinic.
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Except for our
veterinarian, neither I nor anyone else
connected with the clinics receives any pay. 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
Joselyn Espinosa handled registration.
Cristina, has volunteered as the registrar for a long time. At this
clinic she received training for giving injections, plus some other
tasks. Cristina said she really liked
learning the other responsibilities.
Dee Braden and Jose Espinosa weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
Elsi Morales and
Cristina Espinosa 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, applied flea
and tick treatment, and performed
whatever other duties were needed.
Espinosa, my permanent employee, also drives my car to provide transportation for animals when
necessary. Then Jose and I go to the clinic building the following week to clean,
bring home blankets to wash, and organize for the next one.
Rosemary Rios, Francia Pinedo, Jenny Rodriguez and Stephanie Rodriguez assisted Dr.Tello, gave post-op injections of B-12 and antiparasite.
They dressed the incisions, tattooed the ears of female dogs, generally checked the well being of the
animals, and cleaned and sterilized the surgical instruments.
always, 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: Fanny Romero for the main dish, Pete Daily for drinks, Dorreene
Reynolds for desert, and Amanda
Rankin for fruit.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan (Boquete)
donation by Gordon Bakke, Volcan (50.00
minus 1.75 PayPal fee)
|| cash donation by
donation by Marguerite Morris, Paso Ancho
cash donation by anonymous
The $334 contributions by guardians/owners were for spaying and neutering
only. Payments for other procedures were paid to Dr. Tello
separately. Neither those payments nor the charges for other services are
included in the income and expenses.
this June 28, 2015 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 7 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $780.00 plus
for building rent for a total of $880.00. Income this month was $572.25, leaving
a deficit of $307.75. My current out-of-pocket
expenses are $872.75. (I paid for 15 dogs at this clinic and without
your donations my deficit would have been much larger. Thank you very
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!
Santos, his wife Maylyn, son Samuel, and their beloved puppy, Doggui.
other pictures taken
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image to enlarge it, then you
rest of the
Here in Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 3,097 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., nor the clinic we
performed in Davila in which 35 dogs were sterilized.)
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
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