Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday September 26

Up and out early, we headed for San Miguel de Pedron.

We arrived at the Consultorio veterinario Dra Danis Rivero Garcés.
The Spanky Project and Dra.Danis have been collaborating since June 2009

We are here to deparasitize and vaccinate 50 dogs in preparation for a sterilization campaña in late November.

They came in various shapes and sizes.

Thanks to Sergio Chan and Bayer for their ongoing support of Cubans and their animals.
Bayer donated Drontal Plus for the deparasitization part of our campaign.

After lunch we headed to Finca Vigia to check in with our four legged friends.
Dr.B brought a "doggy bag" of lunch leftovers.

Once the dogs were taken care of Ada Rosa, directora of Finca Vigia, gave our group a tour.

We had the great privledge of going inside to view the newly restored Hemingway kitchen.Our official day wound up with a visit to Clinica Veterinaria Laika in Habana Vieja.
This is a clinic where we work each trip.
This visit was to prepare for the next day's sterilization campaña and to present a surprise or two.
Little did we know the first surprise would be for us. Waiting to greet us upon our arrival was the newly appointed interim director of
Clínica Veterinaria ¨Jose Luis Callejas¨on Calle Carlos III,
Dr. Rafael Pino Ventosa
Dr.Pino was an absolute pleasure to meet with.
He extended the use of his clinic to host any campaigns we care to hold.
¨Jose Luis Callejas¨ is a large facility which once housed the veterinary school.

Our first surprise for Clinica Laika was a generous donation from Marilou of Vacaville, California.
The tattoo outfit will be used to mark each furry patient post sterilization.
Dr.Belovich presented the second surprise.
This came courtesy of Dr.B's mother.
A laptop computer loaded with digitized veterinary text books ... mostly in Spanish.

If you have recently upgraded to a new laptop, I can find a loving home for your recent discard.
We clean the hard drives and then load them with veterinary texts.

No comments: