2006 SAYULITA SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC
MARCH 15, 16, 17 &18 - 2006
Dear Friends and Animal Lovers,
We are pleased to announce that the annual Spay & Neuter Clinic will be held again this year in Sayulita! We are presented with another opportunity to truly make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. Each year, since it began in 1999, the Sayulita Spay & Neuter Clinic has succeeded in directly benefiting our entire community.
Thanks to Dr. Dawn Mehan, Dr. Robert Pierce & our local Vet Dr. Jose Guadalupe Gonzalez for all their help in previous clinics. Also, thanks to everyone who has contributed to help make the clinics a success. We greatly appreciate your generosity of time, resources, and finances. More than 365 dogs and cats have been sterilized to date, and with your continued support we anticipate that this year with 2 doctors 4 days, our goal is to get to 520 animals.
Whether you are a compassionate animal lover or not, the Spay & Neuter clinics are a practical endeavor in promoting the overall health of our growing community.
Three essential reasons why the sterilization of local street animals is valuable to our entire community:
1. Diminishing the population of “street” dogs and cats, who present problems of sanitation and disease, is a proactive effort in maintaining and promoting public health.
2. Limiting the population of stray animals reduces unnecessary predators of wildlife, including local birds and already diminishing iguana species.
3. Reducing the population of unwanted stray animals prevents the cruel treatment of animals, which may otherwise be killed after birth in inhumane ways such as through suffocation and/or drowning or abandonment in the wild. Unwanted animals who are not killed often become ill and must survive by eating rotten or contaminated food by scavenging through garbage, frequently resulting in disease.
Currently we are hosting the next clinic for four consecutive days, March 15, 16,17, and 18, 2006 with the support of La Fundación Antonio Haghenbeck y de la Lama, A.C.
The Antonio Haghenbeck y de la Lama Association from Mexico City, is providing the veterinarians and will help us to reduce the clinic’s operating costs.
The operating cost for a veterinarian to treat each animal in Puerto Vallarta goes from $500 to $900 pesos. With the help of this association will be only $130 pesos/per animal. Additional expenses are posed by supplies and materials. At this time we ask that everyone recognize the overall benefit of The Spay & Neuter Clinic, and donate whatever resources of money, volunteer time, and supplies that they can. Attached is more information on ways to be of service. Thank you very much.
The Sayulita Spay & Neuter Clinic
These are 3 primary areas where help is needed. We greatly appreciate your support in any one or more of the following:
Cash donations are essential for medical supplies and medication. Please give whatever you can. Sponsor an animal. Cash donations can be given at Choco Bananas Restaurant, Avalos Sayulita Real State office, La Iguana Azul, Gypsies Gallery, Tropical (Susane and Summer’s Gallery), Garcia Realty, Rollie’s Restaurant. Thank you! Meow, woof!
Volunteers to collect clinic donations.
Guest housing for 2 veterinarians for 5 nights. A clean room with a bathroom is sufficient.
Catered meals for the veterinarians and clinic volunteers during the clinics operation March14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Restaurants can really help here.
Vehicle for animal transport during clinic’s opertation March 15, 16, 17 and 18.
Volunteers to help in the clinic during its operation each day.
5. Cage cleaner
7. Instrument sanitation
If you are interested in being a volunteer, donator or help with any of our needs, come to Choco Banana during the morning of the next few weeks from Feb 20 on, where we will have volunteers taking names, donations and giving information regarding the clinic.
1. Cages all sizes, new or used
2. Many rolls of paper towels
3. Old, clean towels and sheets (lots)
4. Sterilized gauze
5. Several bottles of hydrogen peroxide
6. Old newspapers
7. 4 plastic/and or aluminum containers for sterilizing instruments
8. 6 spray bottles
9. 10 pairs of plastic gloves
10. 4 boxes of ziplock bags (freezer size)
11. 4 boxes of ziplock bags (sandwich size)
12. 2 packages of multi-colored clothespins ( 4 different colors)
13. 3 gallons of Clorox bleach
14. 2 blue tarps (sold at Sam’s)
15. 40 meters of plastic rope
16. 2 boxes large trash bags
17. 1 broom
18. 2 mops
We also need these articles lend for 5 days:
19. 2 floor fans
20. cages all size
21. 1 coffee pot
22. 1 small refrigerator for medicines
23. 1 bulletin board
24. 1 toolbox with tools and a handy man for set the clinic and taking it down.