11 November, 2018

BMA Clinic Report - Nov 10, 2018

BMA Clinic Report - Nov 10, 2018
(Lea la versión en inglés a continuación)

Feeling great after 10 hours of sleep!
Yesterday was a bit of a long haul but everyone was in good form as usual.
By 7:15 the dogs and their owners were clustered inside the gate in anticipation of the day ahead. Every kennel was full and some had two!
Anne had 22 appointments confirmed but as is usually the case, there were 8 no-shows and 3 walk-ins. It's always a balancing act. In the end we treated 1 male cat, 7 male dogs, and 9 female dogs.
Two male dogs took longer due to having to fish for their testicles...they were hiding.
We treated one female dog for venereal cancer and sterilized another that will need treatment next month. We are beginning to see this communicable form of cancer at each clinic. It must be eradicated. Pets that are free to roam the streets are vulnerable. BMA will rise to the challenge at our next pow-wow. It is part of our mission.
Thanks to Dr. B, Ana and Balthazar for staying steady on task.
Thanks Nena, Anne and Kenny for an early set-up. At least it wasn't black as night!
Thank you Minerva, Trini, Jenny, and Amaranth for dog recovery. Each animal is treated with genuine loving care:  cleaning ears, removing ticks, comforting hallucinations - watching every sign, always watching and reassuring. It may be the best care some dogs will ever have!
Kate is back!!! So we lunched well and re-fueled for 5 more dog surgeries. Kate, always generous to all things BMA - glad you're back in the hood!
Thanks Wally and Gilles for serving us so we can serve animals - un gran beso!

Informe de la clínica BMA - 10 de noviembre de 2018

Sentirse bien después de 10 horas de sueño!
Ayer fue un poco largo, pero todo el mundo estaba en buena forma, como de costumbre.
A las 7:15 los perros y sus dueños estaban agrupados dentro de la puerta en anticipación al día siguiente. Todas las perreras estaban llenas y algunas tenían dos!
Anne tuvo 22 citas confirmadas, pero como suele ser el caso, hubo 8 ausencias y 3 sin cita previa. Siempre es un acto de equilibrio. Al final tratamos 1 gato macho, 7 perros macho y 9 hembras.
Dos perros machos tardaron más por tener que pescar sus testículos....se estaban escondiendo.
Tratamos a una perra por cáncer venéreo y esterilizamos a otra que necesitará tratamiento el próximo mes. Estamos empezando a ver esta forma contagiosa de cáncer en cada clínica. Debe ser erradicada. Las mascotas que son libres de vagar por las calles son vulnerables. BMA aceptará el reto en nuestra próxima asamblea. Es parte de nuestra misión.
Gracias a la Dra. B, Ana y Balthazar por mantenerse firmes en la tarea.
Gracias a Nena, Anne y Kenny por la pronta instalación. ¡Al menos no era tan negro como la noche!
Gracias a Minerva, Trini, Jenny y Amaranth por la recuperación del perro. Cada animal es tratado con un verdadero cuidado amoroso: limpiando los oídos, quitando garrapatas, consolando las alucinaciones - observando cada señal, siempre observando y tranquilizando. Puede que sea el mejor cuidado que algunos perros puedan tener!
¡¡¡¡Kate ha vuelto!!!! Así que almorzamos bien y reabastecimos de combustible para 5 cirugías de perros más. Kate, siempre generosa con BMA, ¡me alegro de que estés de vuelta en el vecindario!
Gracias Wally y Gilles por servirnos para que podamos servir a los animales - un gran beso!

30 October, 2018

BMA comes to the aid of pets and their people in Tuxpan & Tecuala

BMA comes to the aid of pets and their people in Tuxpan
The after-effects of Willa were devastating for many north of us. There was flooding, loss of homes, loss of power and no way in or out for some areas.
We went into action researching the best way to help. BMA voted to contribute 1000 pesos toward dog and cat food. More was donated by individual supporters of BMA. We even hit the streets of Aticama and gathered more funds from 40 people. So we bought and divided pet food into 1 kg bags for easy distribution. Luis of La Placita, Aticama has family in Tuxpan, one of the hardest hit areas of Willa. He and his wife loaded their truck and took the food to families in their grandparent's neighborhood. And more help is on the way! 

Thanks to everyone who helped. In gratitude and goodwill toward pets and people we help where we can.


BMA helps pets in Tecuala too
We gathered more bags of dog food from both Super Kane's in San Blas. The employees helped to bag them in individual 1kg bags with BMA's business card. Many hands make light work and people are willing to help. Another stop for cat food at Aurrera and on to the Garza Canela where the wonderful Vazquez family has opened a donation center.
Many domestic and farm animals have been injured and/or are sick. BMA is also contributing to this effort. Additionally, Medico Dibildox informs us that The Association of Small Species Veterinarians is collecting food and medicine for dogs and cats. In the coming days,they will be in the affected area to provide free deworming and tick control.

Wow! Humans are nice animals too!
Thank you for your money donations at this time. We look for ways to help with oversight and responsibility, making sure that every peso goes to helping victims of hurricane Willa - mil gracias!

14 October, 2018

BMA Spay and Neuter Clinic - October 13, 2018


Mellow, made in the shade day....

What a beautiful day! It was cool for the tropics, all the animals were calm, check-in was smooth and everyone was in fine form. 

Anne may have had a little different experience. She arrived early in the dark, Nena's taxi was waylaid and Kenny came late too...but she made it smooth for the rest of us - thanks Anne.

La Palma had a spay and neuter clinic of their own sponsored by DIF so instead of 6 regular appointments there were only 2. That's ok - we're so glad for the help.

We treated 5 cats - two were pregnant, and 9 dogs, from a tiny grey terrier to a grande tan female.

Trini came in with 2 young pups she rescued in SC. She saw a plastic bag moving in the garbage and discovered them inside. Once fed, they spent the day napping and being pampered. Jenny bathed them and took them home to foster until she finds a forever home for them...what a miracle for those two - from a life of no heart to grand heart. A lesson in what a day can hold - thank you, Trini and Jenny for changing their fate.

Dr. B and Amaranth were dressed to celebrate Halloween and why not?

Anne and Amaranth prepared lunch a day ahead - couscous, stewed vegetables, salad and sourdough. We sat around the table with rollicking pups under our feet in the shade of our tropical courtyard  - one big multi-species family... mellow...

Thanks everyone - working together as friends makes the work a pleasure.

Thank you Dr. B, Ana, Kenny, Anne, Nena, Trini, Amaranth, Jenny, Giles and Wally.

Puppy pampering