HELPING OUT AT SAYULITANIMALS

 

Today Lili and I volunteered for the whole day at Sayulitanimals, a spay and neuter clinic. It was a great experience for both of us, learning about animal care and veterinary medicine. In all, about twenty surgeries were completed today, as well as dog washing, rabies shots, flea treatments and more. We got to know Dr. Grethel the Mexican staff vet and Dr. Rob, a volunteer vet from Vancouver Island, as well as regular volunteers Karen and Cynthia. Everyone was so gracious and welcoming of us, and Lili got to help and watch right at surgery. How cool is that?

We will definitely go back next week.

The day started with scooping poo. It's a good job to do and Lili cleaned the entire yard.  

The day started with scooping poo. It's a good job to do and Lili cleaned the entire yard.  

Lili learning to wash the puppies. Many of them have fleas. This one is called Rebi (Rebecca).

Lili learning to wash the puppies. Many of them have fleas. This one is called Rebi (Rebecca).

This little guy just had a bath and will soon be spayed.

This little guy just had a bath and will soon be spayed.

Here Dr. Rob is looking for a vein in a chihuahua. He needed a bit more anesthetic since after neutering he also had some teeth taken out.  There are no exam lights so Karen used her phone flashlight.

Here Dr. Rob is looking for a vein in a chihuahua. He needed a bit more anesthetic since after neutering he also had some teeth taken out.  There are no exam lights so Karen used her phone flashlight.

Lili helping Cynthia lift an anesthetised puppy to the surgery table. 

Lili helping Cynthia lift an anesthetised puppy to the surgery table. 

Lili in surgery with Dr. Grethel. This dog had a growth in its uterus and it all had to come out. 

Lili in surgery with Dr. Grethel. This dog had a growth in its uterus and it all had to come out. 

Here one of the puppies is being spayed.

Here one of the puppies is being spayed.

This is the PAR - post anasthetic recovery area.  The dogs are being monitored and kept warm while the anesthetic wears off.

This is the PAR - post anasthetic recovery area.  The dogs are being monitored and kept warm while the anesthetic wears off.

Dr. Grethel and Dr. Rob. 

Dr. Grethel and Dr. Rob. 

This little cat, E.T. is healing at Sayulitanimals after it was found injured in town. Lili loves cuddling him.

This little cat, E.T. is healing at Sayulitanimals after it was found injured in town. Lili loves cuddling him.

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