What Is TNR?
April 30, 2007
Here are some links to an excellent story about the inner workings of SBPA de San Carlos, A.C. on Bliss' blogsite, 1st Mate. Bliss tells an entertaining account of being adopted by a feral family back in December, watching it grow, and then, with the help of Karyn from SBPA, practicing TNR - Trap, Neuter, and Release.
The growing family of ferals at Casa Cochran
Bliss is a great author who takes you right along with her as she cares for the guests who moved in to stay. The saga began in the December 8th blog, and then continued this month. Scroll down to the 23 April entry for the total effect, then backtrack through the days following.
Mobile Clinic back in La Manga
April 21, 2007
The mobile spay/neuter clinic was on the road, again, on Saturday. Dr. Kiesel and his two assistants from the Camino Seco Pet Clinic in Tucson, AZ, plus a handful of local volunteers teamed up for a successful day of surgery.
Dr. Keisel and his two assistants, Mary and
Crystal, prepping Lisa's
dog, while Lisa observes
Lisa, a La Manga resident, generously offered her own facilities for use as an operating theater. Lisa's dog is recovering comfortable at home - actually, two days after surgery, Lisa's dog was bounding around the neighborhood, apparently feeling no ill effects whatsoever.
Dr. Geiger Works Himself Sick
April 16, 2007
On Sunday Dr. Garrel Geiger of Sierra Vista, AZ held a spay/neuter clinic for ten abandoned kittens and cats that had been dumped on Santuario's doorstep. They were also tested for feline leukemia and vaccinated. These healthy cats are ready for that special someone to take them home (photos coming soon...).
He also performed a well-puppy check and vaccinated two of the youngsters who were abandoned at Easter (see story below). The pups are healthy, playful and will be looking for homes (their photos will also be here, soon).
Dr. Geiger also performed check-ups on some of the dogs that are available for adoption, but Sunday's clinic had to be curtailed due to illness...his own. The attending assistants offered to treat him at the spay/neuter clinic, but he graciously declined.
We greatly appreciate Dr. Geiger's efforts and hope for his swift recovery from the flu. We also appreciate the volunteers who assisted: Courtney Buys (a great addition to our program), who also assisted at the La Manga Clinic; Karyn Furry (a fireball of effort, also fairly new to us), who helped with the set ups and corralling the patients; Gwen Bouschor (old reliable), who provided the location, performed her always famous fetch and carry routine, and provided the critical recovery and after-care.
At this time, all animals are on the road to recovery and a better future. More unwanted litters have been prevented - neuter/spay is the humane solution. If you don't care, who will?
Our success is due to the graciousness and dedication of the vets who DO care...who serve our clinic by donating their time, skill and expertise. They're working to make our community a better place for animals and humans.
ANGELINA Found a Good Home
April 16, 2007
Angelina, a 7-month-old spayed female weighing in at 30 pounds, has been adopted by a great family in the US, thanks to the efforts of Santuario and Phyl Abrams. They did it, again; what a team!
HELP Required with Nursing Puppies
April 9, 2007
During Easter week, irresponsible people dumped small puppies...puppies way too young to be away from their mothers...at various places around San Carlos. One little guy was even tied up in a plastic bag and dropped into a garbage can.
The SBPA SAFE Program director and assistants are trying to cover the squares, keeping up with the rigorous feeding schedule required by nursing pups, but we need people to help foster these tiny puppies. The surrogate moms are on overload. If you can help, please call Gwen Bouschor at 226-1460 or Email SBPA, A.C..
Abandoned Family of Pups Found
April 5, 2007
Marina Real puppies
These five puppies were found in a dirt bank, abandoned along with their mom and dad. The family of six was well-behaved, friendly and social. The parents were sterilized and all dogs vaccinated and de-wormed... thanks to the SBPA SAFE Program for help with traps, vaccinnes, worming meds, and collars. Until homes were found, these pups were cared for by some big-hearted folks at Marina Real Condos, who also had a knack with a camera.
Marina Real puppies in the garden
The Marina Real story has a happy-tails ending. All puppies found homes, thanks to the efforts of Marina Real Condo residents; and thanks to Steve and Linda Pringle, the puppy parents are also happily situated.