Spay Panama Blitz in the Azuero for World Animal Day

World Animal Day was on October 04, 2014. The day celebrates animal life and humanity’s connection with the animals around us.

World Animal Day began at a meeting of ecologists in 1931 in Florence, Italy. October 4th is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and this date was selected to observe World Animal Day.  The day is celebrated all over the world, and churches, synagogues and independent Animal Chaplains hold blessing ceremonies.   This year Spay Panama commemorated the day by holding at Mega Spay event September 30 thru October 5 in the Azuero area of Panama.

As I mentioned in earlier posts  many of our merry  band of volunteers from Animal Advocates of Pedasi/Defensores de los Animales de Pedasi volunteered in various capacities  during a great deal of the blitz.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting my last thoughts and photos of the week-long blitz and the days that I attended. Whether it was transporting animals, organizing people as they arrived at the door of the clinic or even learning how to tattoo an “S” inside a dog’s ear among many other jobs, our hands and our money were there…in the campo.

Animals being prepped for surgery.

Animals being prepped for surgery.

“S” for sterlized. Cat have a small tip of their ear clipped and cauterized so they are easy to spot from a distance.

Taxi!

Taxi!

Cleaning the table in preparation for the next patient.

Cleaning the table in preparation for the next patient.

Very young animals as well as nursing mothers can be sterilicaed...

Very young animals as well as nursing mothers can be sterilized…

because the veterinarians in the program use the Quick Spay Method (small incision, early sterilization and use of stainless steel suture).

because the veterinarians in the program use the Quick Spay Method (small incision, early sterilization and use of stainless steel suture).

All animals are weighed to determine how much anesthetic is required in their needle.

All animals are weighed to determine how much anesthetic is required in their needle.

Any space with running water can be used as a clinic.

Any space with running water can be used as a clinic.

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2 Responses to Spay Panama Blitz in the Azuero for World Animal Day

  1. Sunnymikkel says:

    Thanks for doing this great series of Blogs on the Spay Blitz.

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