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Spay Panamas Animals Yes USA

Rating: 4.88 stars   42 reviews 3,441

Address:

PO Box 256 % Isis Johnson- Brown Sherman MS 38869 USA

Mission:

Spay Panama aims to stop the misery and unnecessary death of homeless animals by controlling the overpopulation of dogs and cats through an intensive sterilization program.  This is achieved by education, and by offering affordable spay/neuter services to low-income guardians, rescuers and feeders.

Results:

We have sterilzed over 28,000 animals in Panama (June 2010)

Target demographics:

Stray dogs and feral cats as well as pets from rescuers and low income guardians.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Thousands of dogs and cats

Geographic areas served:

Panama

Programs:

Operations are done at the clinic every Wednesday and Saturday, as well at blitzes (on site) to reach remote communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It broke my heart to see dogs run over on the side of the roads or dogs with no home starving. We adopted a three legged abused dog from Spay Panama. From the beginning, Penny has been a blessing. People say to us nonsense like, how wonderful it is that we took a three legged dog in. NO!! WE are the ones that are the grateful ones! Penny is wonder full in every way. Daily we watch her growing in confidence and although she has never known anything but brutality and cruelty from humans, she greets everyone with her tail wagging waiting for a pet. The people in our building call her, "Love on Three Legs." Don't make the mistake of passing over the not so pretty or handicapped dogs, you will be rewarded with a loyal,loving and devoted family member.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Spay Panama is making a huge difference to lives and welfare of stray dogs and cats and those owned by low income families. They offer very affordable, they accept not just cash but also fruit and vegetables, for the sterilization. As an expat living in Panama I was shocked and horrified by the number of dogs hit by cars at the side of the highway. After 3 visits by Spay Panama to local community the number of street dogs was greatly reduced. There were very few dead dogs. As a local volunteer people would come up to me to ask when is the next clinic. They understood the benefits of sterilizing their pets. At the clinics you could see the love they had for their pets and how happy they were knowing there would be no more babies.
Spay Panama is amazing and Panama is very lucky to have such a dedicated person at Pat Chang and her fabulous support staff. I feel honoured to have been a volunteer with them.
Sheila Scott

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SpayPanama has been doing incredible, life-changing work throughout Panama for several years now. They have a dedicated team of veterinarians, volunteers, and staff that truly care about making a difference for animals in the country. I have been volunteering with SpayPanama for a few years, and am seeing a difference not only in the number of animals on the street, but in the mindset of people and how they treat animals. People are learning the importance of sterilizing their pets, which will ultimately make a difference in the long run. I would highly recommend working with SpayPanama for anyone who has a passion for cats and dogs and who wants to make a direct impact on improving animals' lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Spay Panama is an excellent organization. They are a very professional and well organized group. The staff are very kind, caring and easy to work with. They offer an amazing service to low income people that could otherwise not afford this type of service.
Their work helps to end the suffering of unwanted and homeless animals in our communities. These types of programs are great for the community and a great way to help our animal friends live longer, healthier lives. In my area alone Spay Panama has help over 400 animals live a better life. They have also educated the community on the importance of these types of programs and how to better care for your animals. Spay Panama is making a difference!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The organization is managed by wonderful people that are making a real change in the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I spent 2 weeks at Spay Panama, and took part in a mega spay event as a volunteer (4th year veterinary student at Nottingham Uni). I would definitely recommend Spay Panama to anyone is that is thinking of volunteering, it is very well organised and I learned a lot of new skills over my time there. In the future I hope to return to Spay Panama and volunteer again, as I found the experience to be so beneficial and positive.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a final year veterinary student studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and I volunteered at Spay Panama for 2 weeks duration. This was singly the most rewarding work experience I have ever done during my time at veterinary school. The reason for this was because it was incredibly positive and wholesome.


Although I spoke virtually no Spanish, I was made to feel included in all aspects of the clinic, and information/procedures were explained to me clearly. Everyone there was friendly, and the atmosphere was that of a large extended family working together as one efficient unit with the sole purpose of improving the welfare of these animals. Support, immediate assistance, and positive reinforcement was consistently available to me if I ever needed help when I was working. My main objective was to practice my surgical technique and spay/castrate as many cats and dogs as I could. That expectation was surpassed immensely as there were hundreds of animals that I had the opportunity to work with. As an added bonus, at the end of each work day local volunteers would take me out for dinner and tourist excursions


Thanks to Spay Panama, I now feel incredibly more confident as a soon to be veterinarian, and gratified that I helped so many cats and dogs. Once I graduate as a veterinarian I will one hundred percent be returning to volunteer again, and contribute towards Spay Panama's Mission Statement!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I am a Vet Student from Edinburgh University and I volunteered with Spay Panama for 2 weeks in July 2015. I can honestly say that the team at Spay were the most hard working and dedicated people I have ever met. During my stay I helped out on one of their Spay Drives and I could not believe the skill and effort that went in to that weekend - from the organisation to the volume of operations carried out by the vets and the assistance by all the volunteers. Everything was so efficient and animals were moved from preparation to surgery to recovery seamlessly. The vets carried out back to back operations in the heat for 9 hours each day - very impressive!

I was very impressed with the quality of care provided to each animal, at Spay the animals really do come first. Even though the aim of the organisation is to help control populations, every animal is treated with the utmost care. The highest priority is the well-being of each animal (Even getting their ears cleaned and vitamins at the end of the operation!).

We helped out with the operations at the clinic in the mornings and then were taken out sightseeing in the afternoons. We were taken all over the city and learnt all about the history of Panama City by visiting areas like Casco Viejo and the ruins of the original city. I wasn't expecting to see so much during my brief time there!

I would like to finish my review by saying that everyone I met at Spay were so lovely and kind and I genuinely felt like part of a big family during my brief time there. Even though my Spanish is limited to a few badly pronounced words I felt honoured that people tried to speak English with me despite me not being able to speak Spanish! I want to thank everyone for making my time at Spay so special and I cannot wait to come back in the future if you'll have me!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Spay Panama has been true to their position in helping communities all over Panama. Patricia Chan and her very dedicated team are the most awesome and caring people we in El Valle have had the opportunity to work with. They are to me, the most heart felt community dog and cat caregivers on the planet. I have viewed first hand the love and care Spay Panama brings to many communities within our country of Panama. We applaud all of you. You Rock!!

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Jacqueline Kerr

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It is a pleasure to be part of this wonderful team. I have volunteered for almost three years. I feel the satisfaction of helping hundreds of animals with my two cents every weekend.

 
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