Spay Day is The Humane Society International's annual event to inspire people to save animals' lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. 37 organizations from Bermuda, Canada, Colombia, Cook Islands, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, US Virgin Islands, including Spay/Panama for Panama, registered for the event in the month of February 2009.
Spay/Panama with Mari Pily, Jaime and Sagrario from Albergue Feliz have sterilized over 2,000 animals in Arraijan. Still lots of animals need help and Arraijan was selected for the Spay Day International event.
The event took place at the Regulo Sanchez Gym on February 15, 2009. 333 animals (253 dogs and 80 cats) were sterilized , dewormed, ears cleaned, sprayed for ticks and fleas, given a shot of vitamins, and vaccinated against rabies. The dogs can be identified with an "S" tattooed in one ear and the cats by one notched ear.
The goal was to sterilize 150 animals and we did 183 more thanks to Jaime, Sulem, Evelyn and Lorena. The animals are evaluated, registered, weighed and identified with a collar ID before administering the anesthesia. Animals are shaved, given a shot of pain medication and antibiotic.
Surgical instruments are washed and autoclaved after each surgery.
Kudos to Los Angeles de los Animales, they worked with enthusiasm and diligence up to the very last animal.
A total of $725.88 was donated by the guardians/rescuers/feeders of the 333 animals, the equivalent of $2.18 per animal. Los Angeles de los Animales did fundraising to buy Telazol, Penstrep and syringes; they also got supplies donated like Q-tips, cotton, Betadine, alcohol, needles, banner, etc. Mari Pily donated the dewormer Endovet. Through Araceli, syringes were donated.
Please help us reach more animals by making a donation which is tax deductible in Panama or in the US. All donations are posted in the website. You can make a donation with your credit card by clicking on Unico below, your donation of US $5 will enable Spay/Panama to provide critical spay/neuter services. Thanks to you, pet's lives will be saved.
Together we can make a difference.