JBAR November 2014 Clinic Update

Another Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic just wrapped up on Saturday, November 9… and what a fabulous clinic it was!

The first day, we had eight tables of veterinarians working in our multi-national setting…

  • Dr. Fernando from Lo de Marcos, Mexico
  • Dr. Anthony Garcia Carrillo from Tepic, Mexico
  • Dr. Poly Lopez from Jalisco, Mexico
  • Dra. Jimena Lopez from Tepic, Mexico
  • Dr. Cal Buxton from Burnaby, Canada
  • Dr. Malcolm Macartney from Victoria, Canada
  • Dr. Carla Bell from Sooke, Canada
  • Dr. Aldo Barba from La Peñita, Mexico

This amazing medical team along with our dedicated volunteers received 296 animals in our 3½ day clinic. This is the most we have ever received in one clinic. We had daily lineups outside the door, turning away some when we were full. A free credit slip to visit our local vet to have their pet sterilized was given to those turned away.

Clinic Statistics

The statistics are as follows:

Total Intake: 296
170 Dog (102 Females / 67 Males)
126 Cats (89 Females / 38 Males)

Surgeries: Included a leg amputation, dental work, head tumour removal, plus 13 consultations for various ailments. Three dogs and one elderly cat brought in for medical attention, were humanly euthanized due to cancer or other serious health problems.

Adoptions: 19 animals were adopted including 5 kittens and 14 dogs.

Sterilized: In total, there were 276 animals sterilized.

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Thank You!

Many thanks to everyone involved who helped in any way: hospitality, lunches, snacks, volunteering, transporting, donating of money and supplies.

Please enjoy the JBAR Photo Album made by Glenn Adamson… he has really captured the spirit of the clinic. Thank you for sharing, Glenn!

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Next Clinic / Clinic Needs

Our next clinic will be held tentatively April 22, 2015Hopefully many of you will be there!

A few of our JBAR volunteers will also join the Pets 4 Life Team of Dr. Poli, Dr. Anthony and Paulina for the 4-day clinic in Las Varas starting November 12 (sponsored by Dr. Carla Bell from Sooke, Canada). Volunteers are most welcome!!

Here is a list of clinic needs:

  • $$$ is always needed!
  • Collars and leashes, available inexpensively at most dollar stores
  • Kennels (both soft sided and hard case), available at garage sales
  • Bags of dog, cat and puppy food, available from Costco or locally
  • Stethoscopes
  • Digital thermometers
  • Towels and sheets for recovery. Fleece is excellent, cut into towel-size rectangles, used to keep recovering animals warm.

If any of you are able to bring down or donate any of these supplies, it would so appreciated!!

by Lin Chimes

About Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR): Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) was established in 2003 and advocates humane and healthy practices for animals in the Jaltemba Bay area by promoting health, education, spay and neutering, adoptions, foster care and positive relationships with animals and their owners. JBAR also works to find homes for street dogs and cats. This effort has significantly improved the overall health and enjoyment of life in Jaltemba Bay for human visitors, residents and also our four-legged friends. To learn more or to make a donation, visit Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR).

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