February 21, 2016
animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian, plus he amputated a leg from male dog.
One could never see a finer surgery. Dr. Tello also extracted
a tooth from my big 107 lb. dog Reggie.
this February 21, 2016 clinic Dr.
Tello sterilized 17 dogs and 7 cats. Of the dogs, 13 were female and
male. Of the cats, all 7 were female.
have now sterilized 3,334 dogs
and cats. Be sure to see my Picasa Web Album for pictures. The link is
near the bottom of this page.
was a disappointing day in that we had a lot of last-minute cancellations,
plus the owners of 22 scheduled animals did not show up. Nevertheless,
each animal counts. Fortunately, six people came without appointments;
otherwise we would have sterilized even fewer animals.
a pedometer, I was amazed that even with a shorter day I walked 6.16 miles
during the clinic. I'm always busy answering questions, getting supplies
for volunteers, helping to see that everything runs smoothly, etc. Interesting
how far one can walk during the day in a relatively small building.
Victoria, like me, has 16 rescued dogs he loves very much. The foot of a male dog,
Rambo, had been
slashed off with a machete. Dr. Tello correctly amputated the leg up to
the shoulder. Dogs do just fine on 3 legs. They do NOT do okay on 3-1/2
was also neutered at the clinic. I visited Abdel on Tuesday, the second
day after Rambo's surgical procedures. Rambo was happily running and playing.
next clinic will be on March 20, 2016. Please call for an appointment
right away because the list is almost full already.
may click the PayPal "Donate" button below to help the animals.
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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
Norma Serracin handled registration.
Don Binder weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
injections. He and Elsy 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. John Gould graciously
volunteered to come help lift animals and do whatever else was
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, Natalie Emmerich, Francia
Pinedo, Rosemary Rios and Alex Rios assisted Dr. Tello. They gave post-op injections of B-12 and antiparasite.
They dressed the incisions, tattooed the ears of female dogs, and 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: Susan Lovett for the main dish, Don Binder for drinks, Azel
Ames for desert, and Amanda
Rankin for fruit.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
Kathleen Barber (20 minus .18 PayPal fee)
Kat Soupal (75.00 minus 2.48 PayPal fee)
donation by Al Jan
The $465.00 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.
am grateful for the generous donation from Pat Chan/Spay Panama. (Pat
also sent calendars for our volunteers.)
this February 21, 2016 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 17 dogs and 7 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $530 plus $100
for building rent for a total of $630.00. Income this month was $1,821.64 leaving
a positive cash flow of $1,191.64. These generous donations reduce my current out-of-pocket
expenses to only $155.89. Thanks very much to everyone!
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!
sure to see all the photos taken during the clinic!
Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 3,334 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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