October 18, 2015
animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian.
this October 18, 2015 clinic Dr.
Tello sterilized 17 dogs and 16 cats. Of the dogs, 14 were female and
male. Of the cats, 13 were female and 3 were male.
addition to spaying a female dog, Dr. Tello removed her eye. The people
called Jose the next day to say the dog was doing wonderfully, that she
was running and playing, and didn't even seem to know she had had
surgery--both for spaying and the removal of her eye. (That's the result of
surgery done by a competent vet like Dr. Tello.)
addition to spaying her, Dr. Tello also removed a large tumor from a
female Rottweiler. This was the largest dog we have had. She weighed
had fewer than usual at this clinic. Just as we were finishing, someone
without an appointment came with a cat. We sterilized the cat. Just as we
were ready to close the doors, people arrived with their dog. They had had
an appointment at 12:40. They arrived at that time and paid--but then left
with their dog. I had already put away the instrument and
medications, but Dr. Tello kindly brought everything necessary from his
truck and spayed their dog that was in heat.
street dog: I had seen two dogs at the gas station on the right just as
you come into Volcan. On clinic morning Jose put a crate in my
car and went to look for the dogs. He managed to bring one, but the
other one couldn't be found. We sterilized the one male dog, and we hope
to bring the second one to our November clinic. I pay for street dogs to
Flores - 1 female dog
Ricardo Gonzales - 1 female dog
Jose Sanchez - 1 female dog
Miriam del Cid - 2 female cats
Edwardo Bremmer - 2 female dogs
Laydis Calderon - 1 female dog
Negro Niche - 1 female cat ( not sure if this name is spelled correctly)
Joe Jones - 2 female dogs
It is inexcusable when people
confirm they will be there and then just don't bother to show up OR call
to cancel. I wonder how many more dogs and cats will be born because
of their owner's irresponsibility.
next clinic will be on November 22, 2015. Please call for an appointment
right away because this clinic is already half full. This will
be our final clinic for 2015.
see this report: MY EXPERIENCE WITH PUPPIES AND PARVO.
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
Cristina Espinosa handled registration.
Don Binder weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
injections. He and Elsi Morales 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.
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
cleaned and sterilized the 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: Don Binder for the main dish and drinks, Lynn Gohman for desert, and Amanda
Rankin for fruit.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan (Boquete)
cash donation by Theresa Mnich (Volcan)
donation by Charley Leves Van Clief **
The $490.00 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.
believe that Charley Leves Van Clief and his wife Ruth King still live
in the Coronado area. They are very much involved in the welfare of
animals, and from time to time they give a large donation for our
clinics in Volcan. Thank you, Charley and Ruth! I can't even remember
when my out-of-pocket expenses have been as low as they are for this
month. Many thanks and hugs to you!
this October 18, 2015 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 17 dogs and 16 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $665.00 plus
for building rent for a total of $765. Income this month was $1,525 leaving
a positive cash flow of $760. Thus my current out-of-pocket
expenses are reduced to $528.00.
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!
love their doggie!
other pictures taken
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rest of the
Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 3,213 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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