RRR is very excited to host our first Mini Vet Clinic!
Spay – Neuter – Rabies Vaccine!
RRR is very grateful to Dr. Ian Cameron for taking a day of his vacation to set up our very first Mini-Clinic on Friday. We are also very appreciative of Tal & Marla for graciously allowing us the use of their Spanish Colonial Hotel Reception area in West Bay. The Clinic was to be held from 12 noon to 5 pm.People and Animals began arriving at 9:30. We began the surgeries at 11 am and barely stopped to breathe past 7 pm.
I had been sending out daily blasts for a week that RRR was having it’s very first Mini Clinic, First Come First Served. We handed out numbers. The only glitch we had was when Dr Ian began the surgeries, he wanted to do the male animals first, as they go so quickly. Until then, we had no idea this was his plan. 99% of our people in attendance were very patient and understanding.
As wonderful as World Vets, FL Vets & their organizers are, we are trying to do more. We certainly do not want to compete with or be compared to these large organizations. It is commendable that they train students vet procedures while helping our island animals.
RRR’s first little clinic was held to do as many spay neuters as possible and give Rabies vaccine. Secondly, we had a highly skilled vet training us on how to prepare and run clinics for all the vets who have shown an interest in coming to help. We still are diligently saving towards our goal of an older, used vet van and offering an incentive package for vets to come. It is all about the animals and nothing more.
Dr Ian, alone, one vet, spay neutered over 20 animals and handled an emergency of a puppy nearly dead at the side of the road. In 8 hours we gave 20+ dogs and cats a healthy, long life, stopped the creation of countless litters and the agony, starvation and diseases that go with unwanted animals.I am very thankful for all the volunteers who worked so hard and all the knowledge we gained from Dr Ian. Each clinic will get better and better.We hope to do clinics all over the island, where we are most needed…..why we so desperately need that van.
We are all so fortunate to call beautiful Roatan home, so it is only natural that we want to learn to take care of our island animals as well.
RRR has a vet visiting the end of the month to do a complete assessment of our situation. We are taking him on an extended tour and then we will decide, based on his expertise what the best course of action will be to putting together a team.
Thank you to all who helped and donated and your encouragement. It is just the beginning.