Hello everyone! For June, the amount of monthly donations was $1223.00 and expenses totaled $1712.00. Thank you to everyone who contributed. In June 5 dogs found their forever home.
A total of 15 cats were taken to the clinic and sterilized thru our cat program. The cats we bring in are not always feral. Sometimes it is a case of a Panamanian owner who does not have transportation and needs assistance with payment. In the case of Gabrielle and her aunt, the woman who ended up with 30 cats, we have taken several of hers over the past months and will continue until they are all fixed. Please consider donating to this important program thru our website. The number of cats that we are dealing with on a monthly basis seems to be increasing. Reference “cat trapping” and your donation will go directly for food and medical expenses.
Thanks to Susan B. who had a birthday party and requested cash donations in lieu of gifts and donated the funds to ARF and two other charities – what a great idea!
For July we are heading over to Big Daddy’s Grill Thursday July 20th is the date from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Come early, get your preferred seat and order some lunch. Happy Hour drink prices will also be offered. Bring all your friends! The more that attend the bigger the cash prizes!
Monthly Adoption Event recap:
Thanks to everyone who attended our adoption event. The bake sale went very well and we almost sold out! One cat and two puppies were adopted. If you have friends or family thinking about getting a dog or cat, please let them know about our monthly adoption event which will be held at the library on the first Saturday of every month.
This pup is about 4-5 months old and was dumped by his owner on the side of the road near Wilson Bridge and left to die.
One of our volunteers was driving by and saw this all pan out and stopped to speak with the man to find out what was going on. He did not care. The dog was sick and he had no interest in helping it.
Julian was immediately taken to a vet and given an examination, vitamin shots and placed with La Casa de los Animales for recovery. He had a test done for Distemper and the results were negative but Julian is, however, exhibiting slight symptoms of Distemper, so he will be re-tested in one week.
Distemper is a viral disease, which affects the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and central nervous systems in dogs. The canine distemper virus (CDV) causes the disease. It is highly contagious to other dogs, and is often fatal. Dogs between the ages of 3 and 6 months are most susceptible. The only way to prevent this disease is to have your animal protected by vaccination.
The good news is that he has a very healthy appetite. One of the initial symptoms of Distemper is lack of appetite and also a fever – which he also does not have, so we are crossing our fingers for this little one.
We are in the process of gathering information on the “owner” of this dog and will determine the next necessary steps.
If you would like to help with the expenses for Julian or any of the other animals we have to provide for (currently 28 dogs and 8 cats), please click here http://www.arf-boquete.com/donate.html. No amount is too small. Thank you.
We are always looking for new volunteers!
Come join us! Volunteering can be a rewarding experience where you can meet people with similar interests. We have a wide variety of options available where you can utilize your skills. Here is a run-down of the current volunteer positions we are looking to fill. If you are interested, please email us, or visit our site and complete the volunteer form.
Fosters! Fosters! Fosters! We are ALWAYS looking for people to foster the animals we rescue. Currently we have no fosters available so we are in a situation right now that if someone contacts us to help an animal we cannot assist. When you foster for ARF, all we ask is that you can provide a safe and loving environment. We provide food and any medical care needed.
Fundraising committee: This is a fun committee where ideas are brainstormed about possible upcoming fundraisers and planning our usual events.
Featured Dog – Wendy
I am a beautiful young female dog looking for a new permanent home. I'm sure there is a human out there whose heart I could fill with love. I have learned to live happily with other dogs, to run after balls, walk on a leash, follow humans, climb on rocks and sit to be petted or to get treats or to just take a break next to you. I am very gentle and my fur is so soft to the touch. I can be together with other dogs and even cats and I'm a very fast learner. I am a bit on the quiet side – don’t bark much. I weigh about 18 kg or 40 lbs.
Featured Cat - Tanya
I am about 6 years old – so that means that you won’t have to put up with all that unnecessary “kitten” stuff. I have a mellow and mature personality and don't need to be entertained like a kitten. I really don’t like other cats much, so I would want my new castle all to myself. I am looking for a permanent lap to “cuddle” on.
Until next month…….