October 4th: Alajuelita, 38 dogs
October 4th: Alajuelita, 38 dogs
In the area of Tibas a total of 28 animals were spayed and neutered on September 27th. The following day another 31 were attended to. Then in October in La Fortuna, Teresita held another clinic and castrated a total of 48 dogs and cats. Teresita is a driving force in Costa Rica in her quest to stop the suffering on the streets.
Nueva Tierra de Osa
The Worm Garden:
Two great September clinics were held by Dawn and Sid Scott and their team. One in Huacas, Guanacaste, served 67 pets and the mini-clinic in Barbara’s Animal Rescue Center in Costa Rica, Flamingo, Guanacaste, served 41 pets. Dr. Christian brought his able assistant, Enrique, and veterinarian Dr. Josue to Huacas. New volunteers Lanell Wade and Yury Alvarez helped Marianela Pastor, Flory Hernandez, Barbara Deppe, Barbara Whittaker, Maritza, Anan, Lauren, and Nick and Nancy. Breakfast was provided by The Oasis at Hotel Brasilito and a pizza lunch was provided by Café del Pueblo, Playa Grande. The recap above and the behind the lines recap below.
What a LONG day, left here at 7:45 AM and got home at 7:40 PM. Awful day in some ways. SO hot in the morning, then SO humid in the pm then torrential rain from 4 pm on … little break only. Maritza and I left in the dark, sheeting down rain we could almost not see the road 25 km at MOST – scary.The place is so POOR … so many appalling dogs, many males not that many females – as probably the females die giving birth or are gang banged to death.Only my car to do pick-ups and returns. This was really SASY! monies well spent.I had every dogs shot with Ivamectina and used up maybe 500 doxy pills. Some families did not give pills to as was certain that they would not give them. Many of the dogs we picked up were so hand shy – not loved, just dogs.Anyway very glad that I could help – this is where my heart is. Dainer is a dream – just SO concerned and so trying his best to help. He was over the moon with his doxy!I was very comfortable with Dr Emilio. He picked up on erlichia, eye problems and a couple of other things. Think that he was quite suprised that I had each and every med needed. So also feel good that all was ‘dealt’ with. Some people said that they would pay so told Daniel who is a neat lad with good spanish to collect as much as he could over the weeks and put it aside for the next clinic which he really wants to do.All the clinics that I do I feel ‘in control’ – I am nearby, can do follow ups, stay connected with the owners. This one …? Just too far away, no local vet, no local Tico who maybe would help. I have asked Daniel to PLEASE check in on the families, he said he would. Am sure that the dogs will be fine from the op – but the TICKS – God a major problem.The two pups – just gave them another little meal – downed with gusto – already they are feeling better. They are clean, full tums, sleeping on a cushion – very soft – in the guest bathroom. Both will take 2 weeks of TLC, good food, wormed, hugged and then to find them a lifetime home with people who will love them. Neither are fixed as they are too weak. One is over 4 months the other about 3 months. Both have erlichia. They are bones!Of course they have lucked out but there are so many more in that village that needs this kind of help.Puppies fed, had their first dose of doxy. Tomorrow will worm,,,,,,EXHAUSTEDhugs