Monday, July 30, 2018

How Your Donation Is Put To Work ... and the bonus!

You may have asked....
"What do they do in Havana?"
 It all begins with a loving caregiver or a colony keeper.
One who brings their cat to our campaña for sterilization.
(We do dogs too!)
Then we get to work ...


...and a consult with the surgeon.
That's what we do...
.. and we need you.
Your donation of $30 sponsors a spay.

And now the bonus.
That one spay over time can prevent over 20,000 births.
In February we sterilized 156 cats.

What a great return on a small investment.

They also come to us by the box load.
$30 sponsors a spay...
 box loads vary!
Donate Now Through!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wishlist Wednesday

If we can have individuals purchase and deliver these supplies to Havana it helps our budget and frees up space for other critical supplies that need to enter on permits.

Here is a Wishlist as put together by Spanky Project USA.

(Please note that any bottled items should be placed in a Ziploc bag in case of leakage)
·     Treatments to kill both fleas AND ticks (like Frontline, NexGuard or Advantix) 
·     Shampoos to killboth fleas AND ticks
·     Medicated shampoos for skin problems 
·     De-wormers and Heartworm preventatives (like Safe-Guard, Heartgard, Interceptor)
·     Vitamins for dogs and cats – age range from youth to adult to geriatric
·     Ehrlichiosis testing kits b  (like 4Dx or ELISA test kit)
·     Medication for mange   (i.e. Demodex) 
·     Antibiotics like Amoxicillin, Tetracycline or Doxycycline 
·     Antiseptics like Chlorhexidine or Povidone Iodine 
·     Milk substitutes for kittens and puppies (powdered is lighter easier to carry)
·     Latex or Nitrile gloves (Medium and Large - non-sterile, usually 100/box)
·     Scalpel Blades Sterile #10    100/Bx
·     Scalpel Blades Sterile #15   100/Bx
·     OptixCare Eye Lubricant 
·     Cotton Balls and Cotton rolls (1 lb non-sterile)
·     Old towels and small blankets 
·     Nail clippers specifically for dogs and cats
·     Leashes and collars/ Slip leads / Harnesses for small to medium dogs.
·     Flea combs 
·     Tick picker tool
·     AAA Batteries (for surgeons headlamps – especially rechargeable)
·     General office supplies - pens, Sharpies, copy paper, clip boards and solar calculators
·     ZipLoc Bags (Quart and Gallon Size)
·     Styptic Powder 
·     Large Plastic Tarps
·     Large Trash Bags 
·     Bungee Cords
·     Masking Tape and Duct Tape
·     Zip Ties (lighter weight and 4-5” long)
·     8’ x 10’ plastic tarp
·     Black Printer ink for an Epson NX 430 Printer

·     Surgical Gloves - Sz 6 thru 8
·     Exam Gloves - Medium and Large
·     IV Catheters - 20g, 22g  (occasional 18g and 24G)
·     IV Sets - basic
·     Hypodermic Needles  - All appropriate gauges and lengths
·     Syringe only - 1cc, 3cc, occasional 5cc
·     Syringe / Needle combo 3mL / 22g
·     Syringe / Needle Combo 1mL/ 25g
·     Syringe / Needle Combo  0.5mL/ 27g
·     Scalpel Blades #10 & #15
·     Absorbable Suture 2-0, 3-0, 4-0 (dyed if possible) – Needled strands or cassettes
·     Tissue Glue
·     Fenestrated drapes 
·     Gauze of any size (sterile is great)
·     Lap Sponges
·     Optixcare
·     Styptic powder
·     Lubricant - water soluble
·     Digital thermometers
·     Tape 1" Surgical Tape (plastic, paper, cloth)
·     Vaccutainer - 5 and 10 ml (red top – no media)
·     Face Masks
·     Oster A5 Clipper 40 Blade
·     Antibiotics of any kind
·     Ivermectin
·     Flea and tick (both) treatments (like Frontline, NexGuard or Advantix) 
·     De-wormers and Heartworm preventatives (Safe-Guard, Heartgard, Interceptor)
·     Vitamins for dogs and cats – age range from youth to adult to geriatric
·     Ehrlichiosis testing kits like 4Dx or ELISA test kit
·     Medication for mange (i.e. Demodex)

Donate Now Through!
If you can help send us an email 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rearview Mirror - Great Canadian Giving Challenge

We did not win the $10k prize.
But, with the 1425 chances you gave us we had a shot at it.
The good fortune went to
"The Mission of Truth for Teens
 is to equip indiviuals with the education and tools
 they need to heal from addiction, violence and destructive lifestyles."

Thank you to all our supporters.
Spring and summer months are a period of "donation doldrums" for charities
Visits to our blog post announcing the challenge saw a huge number of hits 
compared to others posted in June.
That shows you all cared and shared.

We had some great exposure on Trip Advisor thanks to one of our ongoing supporters.
The thread was closed by administrators near the end of June and I now see it has been removed.
our work and others working for the animals in Cuba.

Thanks to you all ...
There was a notable increase in donations this June.
11 of 30 days
 people took up the challenge
21 donors
one was so excited she donated twice.
5 countries
Canada 13
Australia 3
Great Britain 2
New Zealand 2
was the average donation
 if we remove the high/low and average the in-between.

Spanky Project USA received donations through their Facebook page.
Donations through that portal did not count in the challenge.
Tax receipts were issued to those who pay their due to the IRS.

So June is done... what now.
We still need your ongoing support to
help Cubans help their animals.
The Spanky Project has been focused in Havana.
Very soon we hope to be able to announce some exciting news regarding other regions of Cuba.

Online donations for Canadians and the world can be made at..
Cheques, money orders and donations in kind are happily accepted at
Spanky Project
172 Main St.
Suite 301
Picton ON  K0K 2T0

for our supporters in the USA 
you can donate with PayPal.
Spanky Project USA a
 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
Checks are accepted at..
Spanky Project USA
2823 Colorado St.
Long Beach, CA 90814

Also for our USA supporters travelling to Cuba we have the 

¡Gracias a todos!
... from all of us!