June 2016 Clinic Report

Clinic News, Clinic Recaps
On Sunday June 26, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 166 animals, 102 dogs and 64 cats.  This was a good clinic with some very sad moments for a couple dogs whose problems were so advanced that they could not be saved.  That is why, in addition to our clinics, we support education in the schools where children (and their parents through them) can be taught about the importance of caring for and feeding their domestic animals.  The work that Joan started in the schools is being carried on by Magaly and other wonderful Animales  volunteers.We always say that no animal will be turned away for inability to pay.  This month’s clinic provides a good    example of how that affects us and our resources. This month, out of the 166…
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Con mil dólares de multa sancionan a dueño del perro Toby

Con mil dólares de multa sancionan a dueño del perro Toby

Animals and Critters
  Este lunes 11 de abril se realizó la audiencia en la Corregiduría Municipal de Juan Díaz, por el caso del perro Toby, encontrado el  pasado viernes en un local comercial de Grupo EKA, Panamá S.A. en Villas de las Acacias, en condiciones muy críticas, con notable infestación por garrapatas y en estado de desnutrición, que le pudo causar la muerte. La audiencia se debió dar a las 9:00 de la mañana. Fue hasta 11:30 de la mañana que llegaron las partes involucradas, el dueño y el cuidador del animal, para determinar las causas del mal estado en que se encontró al canino. Con 1,000 dólares de multa se sancionó al dueño del local, por ser culpable de maltrato animal, como lo establece el artículo 16 de la Ley No.70.…
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April, 2016 Clinic Recap

April, 2016 Clinic Recap

Animals and Critters, Clinic News, Clinic Recaps
On Sunday April 24, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 175 animals, 85 dogs and 89 cats – a first to have more cats than dogs.  We had four vets working. It seemed like a slow day because our vets took time to care for some animals in distress. Among some of the problems presented, a dog who had gotten too close to a porcupine and had to be sedated while the quills were pulled from the inside of his mouth…who knew we even had porcupines here?! No matter how busy or how many animals are lined up, the vets never rush and always take the time to care for animals in need. We had some wonderful new volunteers that we hope will continue to work with us in future…
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Abused dog for adoption, previous owner to pay $1,211

Abused dog for adoption, previous owner to pay $1,211

Blog Posts
AN 18-MONTHS OLD  boxer dog whose owner has been fined $1,000 for animal abuse is in the care of the Panama Mayoralty  and is available for adoption. “Toby,”  was found  in critical condition on Friday April  1 in a shop of EKA Group, Panama S.A. in Villas de las Acacias, Tocumen, suffering from acute tick infestation and malnutrition. The owner who appeared before the local magistrate was also ordered to pay veterinary costs of $211.00 to St. Francis of Assisi Foundation which saved the life of the dog suffering from low hemoglobin. Toby needed blood tests, iron injections. Worming intravenous antibiotics, complete blood count, consultation, medicines, de-worming, intravenous antibiotics and tick bath. The dog’s condition is now stable and the ehrlichia (tick fever) infection is being treated. Duna Salamín, head of…
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He Rescued A Dog. Then The Dog Rescued Him

He Rescued A Dog. Then The Dog Rescued Him

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March 10, 201610:49 AM ET NANCY SHUTE Eric O'Grey knew he was in trouble. His weight had ballooned to 320 pounds, and he was spending more than $1,000 a month on medications for high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. In 2010, a physician told him to buy a funeral plot, because he would need it in five years. He was 51 years old. So he went to talk with a naturopathic doctor about losing weight. She said: Get a shelter dog. O'Grey was surprised, but he took that advice, heading to the Humane Society Silicon Valley near his home in San Jose, Calif. He told the shelter, "I want an obese middle-aged dog, like me." That's how he met Peety. Peety needed to be walked, so Eric…
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