July 24, 2016
animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian. Two dogs and one cat
were pregnant and aborted. Plus someone had shot a little male
dog with a pellet gun near the penis and Dr. Tello discovered the
pellet and removed it.
He also examined the rear leg
of that same dog. It was broken
in two places. A local vet
had said the leg "wasn't broken" and
now it was too late
to do anything about it. Dr. Tello also
removed a tumor from
a female dog, removed a hernia, and removed
Leishmanaisis wound from a dog's face.
this July 24, 2016 clinic Dr.
Tello sterilized 25 dogs and 20 cats. Of the dogs, 21 were female and 4 were
male. Of the cats, all 20 were female.
so many female dogs and cats plus the other procedures, we had a long day.
I didn't get home until 7:00 pm. We also had some injuries, mostly by
cats. Don Binder and Amanda Dettloff were scratched/bitten, and John Gould
suffered the worst. He had deep cat scratches and bites on both arms. In
the future, we will have the owners of the cats get them out of the
crates. Then we can handle them without injury from there.
have now sterilized 3,560 dogs
and cats. Be sure to see my Flickr Album for pictures. The link is
near the bottom of this page.
Troetsch brought still another animal to be sterilized, this time a male
dog. She donated an extra $10 because our volunteers cut the dog's nails.
That was sweet of her--we cut nails when necessary as a normal service.
Munoz and her husband from Bugaba brought a little female dog they adopted from the
street. She was very pregnant. Thanks to their kindness and caring, they
prevented the little dog from having more puppies and having a sad life on
next clinic will be on August 28, 2016. Please call for an appointment
right away because the clinics fill up rapidly.
had 4 last-minute cancellations and 13 no-shows at this clinic. Jose
Espinosa calls everyone to confirm their appointments. When people who
have appointments do not show up, without bothering to call and cancel,
they will not be given another appointment. They are welcome to bring
their animals but will have to wait while we take care of the animals that
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. Francia did a great job!
Don Binder weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
injections. He, Elcy Morales, and Amanda Dettloff 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, and performed
whatever other duties were needed.
John Gould helped
carry animals to and from surgery and did whatever else was necessary.
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. Dee Braden
accompanies us to clean and sterilize the tables with cloro.
Stephanie Rodriguez, Enid Maldonado, and Rosemary Rios assisted Dr. Tello. They gave post-op injections of B-12 and antiparasite.
They dressed the incisions, applied flea
and tick treatment, tattooed the ears of female dogs, and generally checked the well being of the
Dee Braden cleaned and sterilized the instruments. As
a former surgical nurse, Dee knows exactly what instruments to take to
Dr. Tello for male or female dogs and cats. Dee also helps organize and
clean at the end of the day, and she comes to help when we prepare and
clean for the following clinic.
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: The main dish from Susan Lovett, Don Binder provided drinks, Amanda Rankin brought fruit, and
Linda Dettloff provided dessert.
forgive me if I forgot to thank anyone who donated or contributed.
Income and expenses:
contributions by guardians/owners
donation by Al Jan
The $880 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 24, 2016 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 25 dogs and 20 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $925 plus $100
for building rent for a total of $1,025. Income this month was $915 leaving
a deficit of $145 Therefore, my current out-of-pocket expenses are
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!
See my Flickr web album HERE
on the first picture to see the captions and advance through all
Volcan, our small group has been
responsible for sterilizing 3,560 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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