August, 2015 Clinic Recap

August, 2015 Clinic Recap

Clinic Recaps, Official News
On Sunday August 30, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 233 animals, 135 dogs and 98 cats. This was planned to be a “small” clinic with 150 animals and 3 vets. But our friend Carmencita had different ideas. She bagged (literally, the cats arrived in coffee sacks) about 45 of them and our small clinic turned into the biggest clinic of the year. Fortunately, we had Dr. Sandy with us as well as Dr. Crespo from David so along with the higher number of animals, we ended up with 5 vets to get us through the longer than expected day. We are blessed to have new volunteers who, together with our old hands, ensure that we get the job done safely. As always, both new and old, we have the…
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May, 2015 Clinic Recap

May, 2015 Clinic Recap

Clinic News, Clinic Recaps
On Sunday May 31, 2015, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 223 animals: 100 dogs and 123 cats. This was the first time we have ever had more cats than dogs – they just kept coming! All of which is good news since cats, starting around age 5 months, can give birth to three litters of kittens per year and with an average of four kittens per litter; this could result in up to 180 kittens in her lifetime! Then as those litters reproduce, thousands more kittens could be born. Every person who brings in their cats and/or dogs is doing a tremendous service to the community by preventing homelessness and starvation in our local animals. Thank you to all our volunteers who worked through the long hot day. And…
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April, 2015 Clinic Recap

April, 2015 Clinic Recap

Blog Posts, Clinic News, Clinic Recaps, Official News
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 172 animals:  118 dogs and 54 cats with four vets working. It was a day of hot dogs, unlike in the rainy season when we have cool cats.  We had lots of puppies and kittens, animals who will grow up more safely and humanely while not adding to the population of homeless animals in Boquete. As always, our volunteers are the best.  Many of our regulars are travelling but we had plenty of others willing to step in and learn something new at a different station. We are fortunate to have such a fabulous group of people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. We are always trying to tweak our process to make it…
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February, 2015 Clinic Recap

February, 2015 Clinic Recap

Clinic News, Clinic Recaps
On Sunday February 22, 2015, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 155 animals: 91 dogs and 64 cats.  We had 4 vets from Costa Rica along with Dra Sandy from Poterillos and Dr Dan and his veterinary student, Sara.  We have now spayed or neutered over 8000 animals in Boquete and the surrounding areas; those numbers mean a safer cleaner environment in our towns and healthier animals who are no longer increasing the animal population. The clinic was very smooth-running; we are certainly enjoying being in our new home. We have a flow going that works very well and we were able to finish up by 4pm. Many thanks to all our dedicated volunteers! Thank you to Nancy Halbert for her fabulous breakfast and lunch.  Thanks to Heidi from Mike’s for…
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January, 2015 Clinic Recap

January, 2015 Clinic Recap

Clinic News, Clinic Recaps
On Sunday January 25, 2015, Amigos de Animales spayed or neutered 222 animals:  135 dogs and 87 cats.  We had 5 vets working, some with 2 tables.  In the morning it was raining cats and small dogs and in the afternoon it was pouring big dogs.  We never know whether the animals will be big or small so we always need volunteers to be ready for any and all!  And we had lots of volunteers – some old hands and many new ones; all are welcome. This was our first clinic in our NEW HOME!  It is wonderful to finally have a facility to call our own and spread out and get organized.  Victor Fuentes did a fabulous job – he does great work and he delivered on time.  Thank…
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