November 22, 2015
record clinic! 53
animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian, plus he trimmed the beak of a macao.
this November 22, 2015 clinic Dr.
Tello sterilized 37 dogs and 16 cats. Of the dogs, 28 were female and
male. Of the cats, 8 were female and 8 were male.
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.
thanks to all who have brought dogs and cats to be sterilized.
You are helping to reduce the suffering due to overpopulation.
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.
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.
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.
- please adopt me and love me!
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!
few No shows at this clinic:
Caron - 1 female dog
Cesar Saldana - 1 female dog
Marian Atencio - 1 female cat
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.
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. 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
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
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.
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.
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
Dee Braden 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: 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:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan (Boquete)
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
is mama Daisy:
sure to see all the photos of the clinic!
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.)
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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