July 19, 2015
animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian. In addition,
he removed a huge mammary tumor from a female dog
and performed abortions for two cats.
this July 19, 2015 clinic Dr.
Tello sterilized 28 dogs and 14 cats. Of the dogs, 22 were female and
male. Of the cats, 11 were female and 3 were male.
home to Don Binder! For the June clinic he was in the US visiting kids and
grandkids. We missed him.
the old man who brought six dogs to the last clinic, brought two puppies
to this clinic. Both were sterilized and both were adopted. Good news!
friendly female dog wandered onto the porch of the clinic and we spayed
her. Clay Conn said he would take the dog home with him and care for her
Parker, an expat, says his neighbor's female dog comes around his house
every day for attention and food--and she had just gotten pregnant. He
asked to borrow a crate so he could try to bring her to be spayed.
and Gijis Hoogerkamp and Marion Torgany visited us from Porterillos
Arriba and they accompanied Jerry. However, they were unsuccessful in
finding the dog. Very sad,
because she will be too far along for an abortion at the August 23rd
clinic. But Jerry prepaid for spaying the dog after she gives birth and
gave me the owner's contact information. And hopefully we can sterilize
the puppies when they are old enough. Dr. Tello can safely sterilize
puppies and kittens at two months of age.
note about the Hoogerkamps: They have built La Casa de los Animales
in Potrerillos Arriba, a private small-scale
animal care center, where neglected, abandoned, wounded or orphaned dogs
and cats could recover and be prepared for a second chance in life.
Hoogenkamps obtained the necessary permits and spent their own money to
develop this facility. Unfortunately, however, thus far they have been
unable to open because of continued opposition by expat neighbors--whom
I'm told would not be affected in the slightest by the facility. Very sad.
There are people who care about the welfare of animals and do something
about it, even while others try to impede them. Send Hanny a note of
encouragement if you wish: firstname.lastname@example.org
had six no-shows today, including a female dog with a mammary tumor.
Unfortunate, because removing a tumor is an additional cost, and the
bigger the tumor, the more the cost. (Why do people wait so long? The
mammary tumor Dr. Tello removed today was huge!)
next clinic will be on August 23rd. Again, I will schedule up to 50 to allow for last-minute
cancellations and no-shows. Please call for an appointment.
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, assisted Don Binder with pre-op injections.
Don Binder weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
injections. He and Cristina 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, 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. They and Alex Rios 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: Susan Lovett for the main dish, Cindy Schultz for drinks,
Theresa Mnich for desert, and Amanda
Rankin for fruit.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan (Boquete)
cash donation Paula Ayers
donation anonymous, David
cash donation by anonymous,
The $585 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 July 19, 2015 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 28 dogs and 14 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $910.00 plus
for building rent for a total of $1,.010. Income this month was $690 leaving
a deficit of $320. My current out-of-pocket
expenses are $1,192.75. (I paid for 9 dogs and 1 cat at this clinic.
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!
Conn brought this adorable puppy. Even though I already have 14
dogs, I would have seriously considered adopting this one. Except
she belongs to an little Indio girl who told Clay, "Be sure to
bring back my Princesa."
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 3,139 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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