Board of Directors / Departments / Get to Know About the Amigos de Animales Family

Board of Directors

Chairman: Ruby McKenzie
President: Alicia McGuigan
Vice President: Carol Cardinale-Santana
Treasurer: Cary Trantham
Secretary: Leslie Sherling

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Department and Station Heads

Registration & Check-in: Rosa Martinez, Andy Mitchell & Cary Trantham
Intake: Sean Trollip
Anesthesia: Dra. Chely & Rosie Crofutt
Computer Tracking: Andy Mitchell
Pre-op: Sandra Wolf
Shaving & Tattoo: Cat Vann
Surgery Tracking and Vet Assistance: Sherry Shirritt
Instrument Cleaning: Sherry Shirritt
Taxi: Joe Culleton
Post-op: Larry & Jennifer Pascal
Recovery: Alicia McGuigan & Carol Cardinale Santana
Kitchen: Jane Hampton

Please contact Alicia at akcleavenger@hotmail.com if you would like to learn more about one or more departments. Or you can complete this contact form.

Click here if you'd like to learn about our non-clinic volunteer opportunities.

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Get to Know About the Amigos de Animales Family

Diomedes Gonzales

Your position/title with Animales and how long have you worked here?:  I am an Animal Collector mostly in the greater Dolega area - 13 years

How did you get started as a Collector?:  we had some neighborhood female dogs that needed to be spayed. I spoke with Lulu Borrell, and she told me how to contact Amigos de Animales.

Can you tell us a little bit more about what you do with Animales?: I help identify owners with cats and dogs that need to be sterilized and then I collect money from them (most of the time) and then help to coordinate with a driver to have them picked up and delivered to the clinic to get spayed and neutered. [Diomedes does not drive]

Why would you encourage others to volunteer here with Animales?: A lot of animals are suffering because they don’t have anyone to care for them.  The humane and important work that Amigos de Animales does helps to minimize the number of animals who are on the streets without proper care

So that we can get to know you better can you tell us anything about yourself?:  I like to ride horses and walk through the jungle where there are little birds and animals to see. I was born and still live in the El Flor area, and I have a mother and brothers. I work at the Federal Mall.

Do you have any pets? I have two dogs and a cat.

Favorite TV show: I like to watch programs about animals on the Animal Planet channel.

Favorite musician or musical group: I enjoy romantic music by Leonardo Favio and Leo Dan. I also enjoy the music of Samy and Sandra Sandoval

What is one of your favorite places that you have visited and why? Cerro Punta for it’s cool weather and natural beauty.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Africa

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Leslie Sherling

Your position/title with AdA and how long have you worked here:  Secretary of Board; Recovery Supervisor - 7 years

Can you tell us a little bit more about what you do with AdA?:  I assist as needed with the volunteers making sure to address any issues and/or concerns that may arise with their animals; I work primarily with the big dogs, helping to wake them up after surgery and supervision; I also return the cats and dogs to their owners/collectors after they have awoken.

 Why would you encourage others to volunteer here with AdA?: It is a very necessary service that we provide.  Our town is a much better place to be when we don't have packs of dogs in the streets and starving animals that are suffering.

So that we can get to know you better can you tell us anything about your background you would like to share and also answer questions below?  I am a gratefully retired Canadian from the beautiful province of British Columbia in the Vancouver area.  My new job is being an active volunteer for several great organizations such as AdA, Buenos Vecinos Boquete - where we pack food and deliver it to over 100 families each month; also Boquete Health and Hospice with the meals and the equipment teams; and if and when the Jazz and Blues festival gets going again....that is a real fun event to volunteer at!

 Do you have any pets?:  I have 3 beautiful rescue dogs - Sisi, Canela, and Lucy

Favorite food: I'm currently enjoying a lot of Greek Salad

 Favorite restaurant: That's a tough one!  Tres Scalini, the Fish House and Tacos Rudos

 Favorite TV shows: Master Chef

 Favorite movie:  Galaxy Quest

Favorite musician or musical group: Classic Rock such as the Eagles, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin

What is one of your favorite places that you have visited and why?:  Luxor Egypt. The ancient wonders were amazing....it just felt magical.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?:  Africa

Are there any other fun facts about you that you would like to share and/or hidden talents?:  I'm a long distance runner - slow but steady! I've completed two full marathons and try to run two half marathon races each year.

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Rosa Raquel Martinez Serracin

Your position/title with AdA and how long have you worked here:  Appointment Coordinator - 1.5 years

Can you tell us a little bit more about what you do with AdA?: I am in charge of processing the requests for appointments, explaining what the procedures are to follow, helping people to register their pets, organizing the assistance of the veterinarians, and helping with check-in on the day of the clinic.

 Why would you encourage others to volunteer here with AdA?: I encourage more volunteers to join this great organization in order to help reduce the population of abandoned animals on the streets and give them a better quality of life.

So that we can get to know you better can you tell us anything about your background you would like to share and also answer questions below?   I currently work as a nurse in elderly care.  I am also a volunteer for the Panamanian Red Cross Boquete when a disaster occurs or assistance is needed to help people in the community.

 Do you have any pets?:  I have 4 rescued male dogs that are now part of my family and who I love very much.

Favorite food: Seafood and salads

 Favorite restaurant: La Posada Boqueteña

 Favorite TV shows: Pawn Stars

 Favorite movie:  Spider-Man

Favorite musician or musical group: Queen

What is one of your favorite places that you have visited and why?:  Here in Chiriquí, my favorite place is Playa la Gavilla, because it is a quiet place and I have enjoyed beautiful memories there with my family.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?: I would like to travel to Turkey.

Are there any other fun facts about you that you would like to share and/or hidden talents?:  I like to draw and paint, I am creative, organized and communicative.






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