Thursday, May 24, 2018

World Spay Day Week 2018 - On The Ground!

We are very grateful to the Air Canada for the excess baggage waivers.
 The waivers were provided to our team flying out of Toronto.

 Six bags flew free carrying nearly ten thousand dollars worth of supplies.
As with each trip there are 
challenges and surprises.
This campaña our drugs and medications, 
despite being approved for us,
were retained at the airport for further processing and approvals.
On the bright side ...
It's wonderful how you learn new words in a language out of necessity.
"Comprobante de Decomiso"
= Forfeiture Receipt
We did adapt.
"The show went on"
Using medication already pre-positioned we sterilized 156 cats.
We also deparasitize an additional 350 cats/dogs.

Special thanks to the international team members joining Spanky Project for the first time.
CanadianVeterinarians Elaine & Rob Klemmensen
Check out their blog at Vets without Boundaries for a recap of their participation with the 
Spanky Project
CanadanVeterinary student
Jaime Yoon
She is studying at the
Ontario Veterinary College
Guelph University
 Canadian Jane Carstairs,
who came to us from Mexico.
She worked as a translator and when needed
 put her legal expertise to work for us.
Jaime and Jane
 also ran our IT/printing department.
Joe and ...
... Gordona from the USA.
Gordona is a Director on the Board of
Spanky Project USA.
 Gordana and Joe did an amazing job of sorting and inventorying supplies.
 Supplies delivered by individual travellers to Havana.
Here, Dr.Leyssan is handing off a
"Spanky Caja"
delivered from the USA.

These are pre-packed USPS Flat Rate Shipping boxes packed by us
shipped to you for deliver to Havana.
To arrange yours contact Audrey at Spanky Project USA.
Our international team members
pay their own way.
They donate their time and expertise in helping Cubans help their animals.
Your donations go directly to spay/neuter, deparasitization and education programs.
No one flies for free.

A $30 donation sponsors a spay/neuter.
A $4.00 donation deworms a horse.

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