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Spay Panamas Animals Yes USA

Rating: 4.86 stars   37 reviews 3,410


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


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.


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:



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  

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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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!

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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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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!!

Jacqueline Kerr

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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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Spay Panama is always willing to help stray animals in any way necessary. On multiple occasions I have brought stray cats or dogs in need of care. They are spayed/ neutered then expertly cared for until their condition improves. Spay Panama tirelessly cares for any animal off the street as long as it is spayed or neutered before it leaves. Spay Panama also cares for abandoned kittens and cats until they can be adopted. They are an amazing group!!

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Spay is a great organization that promotes the true well being of the animals they care for. i enjoyed being able to help out in any way i could, whether it be cleaning cages or feeding the the multitude of cats and dogs.

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i socialize with the kitty cats at Spay Panama. I care for them and play with them at every opportunity i have.

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I have been a supporter of Spay Panamas for at least 10 years and have seen the fruits of their work. I have also adopted three dogs that they have spayed/neutered and treated.

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Spay Panama is a well organized group of caring individuals in pro of the dogs and cats. I have been a witness since the start of the amazing work they accomplish in Panama. They help and support other cities and towns within Panama where stray dogs and cats have become an issue. I urge all organizations out there to support the work of Spay Panama.

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