98th STERILIZATION CLINIC IN VOLCAN
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animal counts, but this was the fewest
of animals we sterilized
at a single clinic in a LONG time. It was a disappointing day in that regard.
had six last-minute cancelations
and 15 no-shows. Sometimes there are valid reasons
for last-minute cancelations, but when people who have confirmed their appointments
do not show up without bothering to notify us, it is rude and demonstrates disrespect
for the doctor and our volunteers. Those inconsiderate people can bring their animals to
subsequent clinics--but they will not be given appointments. They will be given
a letter - A, B, C, etc., instead of a number and they will have to wait until
we have time available for them.
We do keep a list of people who fail to honor their confirmed appointments.
September 18, 2016
animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello,
At this September 18, 2016 clinic Dr. Tello sterilized 16 dogs and 7 cats. Of the dogs, 13 were female and 3 were male. Of the cats, 5 were female and 2 were male. (He also neutered a male rabbit.)
in the day,
people (who did not have an appointment) came
rushing to the clinic with their puppy, begging for Dr. Tello to examine
and treat her. (They had already taken the puppy to a local veterinarian
that many people know as "Dr. Death." The puppy was not getting better. No surprise there.)
We had another sad event. Marcos Vargas, who had an appointment to spay his dog, saw some people drive by the clinic and THROW a dog out of their car! Marcos put the dog in his vehicle and alerted us. Dr. Tello diagnosed that the dog was very sick with distemper and was near death. Dr. Tello lovingly and gently euthanized the dog to end her suffering. Marcos then agreed to take the body and bury it.
Many blessings and thanks to Marcos. And to the people who did such a cruel thing? I hope they are reincarnated as a dog with the same sickness--and owners who treat them just as they treated this poor dog. Karma! That would be justice well served.
I want to extend love and special thanks to those in the Volcan area who DO rescue and foster dogs in need and who do whatever they can to help to prevent suffering. Although these people (expats and Panamanians alike) are too few, they are still too numerous to mention by name in this web page.
still, in the Volcan area we still desperately need more people to get involved with:
Whether people believe in heaven, the afterlife, karma or whatever, the people who help stop the suffering of animals right here in THIS life receive joy in their hearts for the help they offer to those who cannot speak for themselves.
Also I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to each of our dedicated volunteers. Without them and our wonderful Dr. Andres Tello, these clinics would not be possible. When I remember the scores of starving, mange-ridden and dying dogs roaming the streets in Volcan before we began the clinics in March of 2006, the exponential increase that would have happened is too depressing to consider.
My heartfelt thanks also to those who contribute financially to help support the clinics.
Our next clinic will be on October 23, 2016. Please call for an appointment right away because the clinics fill up rapidly. And remember, our November clinic on the 20th will be the final one for 2016.
You 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 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.