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Your Donation Makes a Huge Difference!
At the clinics, we charge $15 per dog and $8 per cat, but no one is turned away from the clinics for inability to pay. While other similar clinics charge more, we have never raised our prices despite rising costs, as in our area, typical wages range from $15 to $20 per day.
The money brought in goes directly to pay the vets, even when the animal owner cannot pay us. This means that we must make up the cost of anesthesia, syringes, sutures, and other medicines used, as well as all other basic supplies such as paper towels, lamps, tables, gloves, masks, etc.
Besides sterilization, many animals receive a rabies vaccine, de-parasitizing, vitamin shots, pain medications and antibiotics. On occasion, our vets are called upon to remove cancer-causing venereal tumors and perform other procedures. Many times we are called upon to help pay for these as well.
An average clinic of 150 animals costs us around $2500, and if everyone pays for their animals (which rarely, if ever, happens), we still lose about $1200-$1500 per clinic as it costs us roughly $20 per dog and $15 per cat.
Your contribution is vital to our cause of decreasing the population of street dogs and cats in our area and reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned animals. Donating will help us continue our services and good work in Boquete and the surrounding area.
Thank you to all the wonderful people - Panamanians, Expats, Costa Ricans - who have supported Amigos de Animales since our beginning in 2005. You have donated your time and talents and money to help us towards achieving our goal of sterilizing at least 75% of the dogs and cats in Boquete and the surrounding areas. We have come so far and with your continued support we will meet this seemingly endless goal. Indeed, together, we are making a difference!
- Ruby Mckenzie, Founder Amigos de Animales, Boquete