animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
our wonderful veterinarian. Two cats were pregnant.
Plus, Dr. Tello examined three dogs and drained synovial fluid
from the elbow of one. Dr. Tello also
removed a venereal tumor
from a female dog, and he had to remove the eye of another dog.
we had a very sad event. People (who did not have an appointment) came
rushing to the clinic with their dog in the back of their pickup. He had
been badly injured by a choperadora--a big machine that cuts grass for
cows. Both of his front legs were terribly mangled. It was fortunate
that Dr. Tello could lovingly and gently put the
dog down to end his suffering.
cats, cats! At
this August 28, 2016 clinic Dr.
Tello sterilized 22 dogs and 23 cats. Of the dogs, 17 were female and 5 were
male. Of the cats, 17 were female and 6 were male.
have now sterilized 3,605 dogs
and cats. Be sure to see my Flickr Album for pictures. The link is
near the bottom of this page.
already had dental instruments for cleaning teeth, but I recently bought
two excellent sets of instruments for extracting teeth--one set for the
clinics and one to give to Dr. Tello. Here's a picture of one set.
Rios cleaned the teeth of three dogs. Two of the dogs were mine, Happy and
Prissy Lou. Prissy is about 12 years old. She has terrible teeth from bad
nutrition before I rescued her in March of 2006. Dr. Tello removed one of
her teeth at the July clinic and two teeth at this clinic. They were both
difficult extractions. One tooth had a tiny bit showing above the gum line
and about 1/2 inch of root below the gum line. Removing it required a lot
of strength, so Dr. Tello had to do it instead of Rosemary.
when Rosemary cleaned the teeth of Lucky, Marguerite Morris' dog, she
extracted SIX teeth! Those came out easily, though.
Janson brought her female dog to be spayed. They also intend to prevent
the overpopulation of their farm workers' dogs. Haydee said they will
bring a few to the clinics each month. She has an appointment for five
dogs in September.
the Volcan area, we desperately need more people to get involved with:
--fostering animals in need
--helping to find homes for animals in need
--filing denuncias against people who abuse animals
only thing missing from the video is mention of the JOY these dogs bring
to our hearts after we rescue them!
and Lil Miller from Altos del Maria visited me at my home this month. They
organize and sponsor clinics in their general area--Gorgona, Coronado, etc.
Very nice and dedicated people! I really enjoyed meeting and visiting with them.
next clinic will be on September 18, 2016. Please call for an appointment
right away because the clinics fill up rapidly.
had 11 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. (Unless, of course, there have
been unforeseen circumstances.) 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
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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
Francia Pinedo handled registration. Francia did a great job!
Don Binder weighed animals and gave the anesthesia
injections. He and Elcy 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, and performed
whatever other duties were needed.
John Gould helped
carry animals to and from surgery and did whatever else was necessary. 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. Dee Braden
accompanies us to clean and sterilize the tables with cloro. Stephanie Rodriguez 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
animals. 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
donation by David
donation by Haydee Janson
donation by William Feader/Roseanne Bateman
donation by anonymous
The $870 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 August 28, 2016 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 22 dogs and 23 cats. With my
average costs of $25 per dog and $15 per cat, expenses were $895 plus $100
for building rent for a total of $995. Income this month was $ 1,005 leaving
an excess of $10. 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 3,605 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!