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Sunday,  November 22, 2015

A record clinic! 53 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian, plus he trimmed the beak of a macao. 

At this  November 22, 2015 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 37 dogs and 16  cats. Of the dogs, 28 were female and 9 were male. Of the cats, 8 were female and 8 were male.

We ended the year with our biggest clinic ever, which brings us to 3,266 dogs and cats sterilized. We will have a well-deserved rest until January 24th. Thanks to all of our volunteers. This work couldn't be done without you. Hugs and thanks to you all! And I am grateful that I have found my true purpose in this life.

And thanks to all who have brought dogs and cats to be sterilized. You are helping to reduce the suffering due to overpopulation.

We were very glad that Rosemary Rios returned from China. She had a three-month scholarship to study pediatric emergencies. Rosemary did her usual wonderful job at the clinic, plus she cleaned the teeth of one dog.

The people who adopted two male puppies of my rescued mama dog (Daisy) brought them to the clinic to be neutered. They are BIG, only 11 weeks old. None of Daisy's puppies look like her in the slightest.

Dr. Tello also sterilized Daisy and her two remaining puppies, Rascal and Rosie. I want to find a  loving home for Rosie. Rascal is my little parvo survivor and I couldn't possibly part with him.

Rosie - please adopt me and love me!


Plus, on November 2nd, I rescued two puppies that were about 4 weeks old. Dr. Tello neutered the male (Oscar), but I will wait until January to spay the little female (Gracie). She is very small--although she is the alpha!



Very few No shows at this clinic:

Carolyn Caron - 1 female dog
Cesar Saldana - 1 female dog
Marian Atencio - 1 female cat

Our next clinic will be on January 24, 2016. Please call for an appointment right away because this clinic is already half full.  It appears that our first clinic for 2016 will again be a BIG one.

Be sure to click the link below for the Picasa web album of pictures taken during this clinic. 

You may click the PayPal "Donate" button below to help the animals. It is to my personal PayPal account at muffiemae@gmail.com and your contribution will not be US tax deductible. 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. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can use a credit card.   

Except for our wonderful 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. This is a project from my heart, and I pay the deficits from my own pocket. 

Thank you in advance for future financial help, and thanks to everyone who has donated in the past.


Francia Pinedo 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.
Elsi's son Cristhian volunteered for the first time, did a great job, and we are happy that he said he will be a regular. 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. 
Jose 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.
Stephanie Rodriguez, Jennie Rodriguez, and Natalie Emmerich 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. 
Dee Braden cleaned and sterilized the instruments. 

As 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: Cynthia Schultz for the main dish and drinks, Roseanne Bateman for desert, and Amanda Rankin for fruit, and Don Binder for drinks.  I took organic naval oranges and limones for everyone to take home.

Income and expenses: 

$  835.45*

contributions by guardians/owners

      25.00     cash donation by Al Jan (Boquete)
 $ 860.45     Total Cash Contributions

*Note: The $835.45 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.

At this November 22, 2015 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 37 dogs and 16 cats. With my average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $1,165 plus $100 for building rent for a total of $1,265. Income this month was $860.45 leaving a deficit of $404.55. Thus my current out-of-pocket expenses are $932.55. 

My 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!

Below are the two puppies of Daisy that were adopted. The people love Chester and Oso and give them lots of attention. They are huge at 11 weeks of age and look nothing like their mother. 

Here is mama Daisy:




Be sure to see all the photos of the clinic!

Click HERE.

Here in Volcan, our small group has been responsible for sterilizing 3,266 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.) 

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!.

Remember: 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!

For 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. Always remember that TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Dorothy Atwater -  6517-8752 or muffiemae@gmail.com
skype:  muffiemae

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