Party for the Animals: Fundraiser for Teotitlan Spay-Neuter Clinic, Sunday, August 19, 2018

PLEASE SHARE. CAR POOL TO TEOTITLAN. GIVE. 

I will provide the famous Teotitlan del Valle mole amarillo con pollo tamales made by my neighbor Ernestina. She will also make delicious black bean tamales for the vegetarians among us. You bring the beverages.

We want to raise 5,000 pesos. 

  • It costs 400 pesos total to spay or neuter one animal.
  • We pay 200 pesos to the Tlacolula vets for each animal.
  • It costs 200 pesos per animal for medicines and surgical supplies.
  • Our goal is to help keep the animal population under control, cut the number of unwanted animals, and provide education for families and the community.
  • Usually, there are two clinics a month, every other Thursday, fixing from six to a dozen dogs or a few cats.
  • This is a privately funded endeavor organized by Merry Foss based on donations.
  • The village calls her “Maria de los Perros”
  • Sometimes, when she runs out of funds, she pays out-of-pocket.
  • She is on a mission and we have a long way to go!

Just a bit too young for surgery … later!

HOW TO GIVE!

We can accept funds through PayPal sent to my account: oaxacaculture@me.com  Open PayPal. Choose Send Money to Family and Friends. Click. It will open to a page. Enter send money to oaxacaculture@me.com and the amount. Please be sure it is sent in US dollars. I will then convert to pesos and give your donation to Merry.

Or, use choose the amount you’d like to give below. PayPal will take 3% fee to use these links:

Scenes from the clinic.

Veterinarian Erwin from Tlacolula de Matamoros

Time for anesthesia, Veterinarian Alma, Erwin’s wife, and her cousin, also a Vet

Merry Foss doing in-take, pink tag = rabies shot given

Medicine and supplies

Rounding up the big dogs

The recovery room

Many of you know that over a year ago, I rescued three dogs living wild in the fields near my house. I took them to Merry to have them spayed (two females) and neutered (one male). Starving Beezy, our poster dog, was taken in by Janie during her visit here. Kalisa snatched him about six months ago, to neuter him, but he had another “home.” But, he showed up to Janie starving and in need. The owner got himself another dog he keeps chained to a post in the field.

We brought Beezy back to health and took him to San Pablo Etla to Friends of Megan animal rescue for adoption. We don’t yet have a fostering/adoption program here in Teotitlan. Merry has her hands full with the clinic, but sometimes she is able to take in dogs in need and tries to find them homes, too.

In June, people came forward with gifts to help Beezy, and I used the extra funds to donate to Friends of Megan and to this clinic, in addition to giving veterinary care to the dog.

Aye, chihuahua preciosa

This is my first life experience having animals! It’s both challenging and rewarding. The most challenging for me is that there are so many animals in need. I wouldn’t call myself a dog person (I’m a textile person), but I cannot turn away.

Thank you for your help and for your participation on Sunday, August 19. Party for the Animals.

 

 

 

 

13 responses to “Party for the Animals: Fundraiser for Teotitlan Spay-Neuter Clinic, Sunday, August 19, 2018

  1. Norma, sorry for the delay,
    I just noticed you provided an email for PalPal, so I’ve sent something off.
    I did it in USD, but now realize I should have asked if it would be better pay in pesos.

  2. I sent something for the spay/neuter clinic, and alo, I will be in Oaxaca for the month of February and would gladly help out at the clinic.

  3. Yummy!
    I sent a donation and I’d love to help Merry when I’m there in February/March next year!

  4. I wish that I could be there and have those blackbean tamales. Can I send money through PayPal instead?

  5. What a wonderful undertaking, Norma. We ARE dog people (Liesbeth is the daughter of a vet) and want so much to latch on (i.e. donate) to this. Should we become engaged when we return in January, or is there a practical way to respond now?

  6. Norma,
    Thank you for doing this (& Merry too). You probably have many followers who would love to come for Ernestina’s tamales, but in lieu of that could give a monetary donation from afar. Remind folks how very little 400 pesos, and even 5,000 pesos really is in dollars. I can easily do the USD equivalent of 400 pesos without blinking, if there’s a way to do it by PayPal or some other means.
    Diane

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