SPAY PANAMAS ANIMALS YES USA
July 13, 2011
I traveled to Panama last summer and enjoyed it so much that I went again this summer! Not only did I get to travel to a different country and broaden my horizons, but I was able to help these animals that are overpopulated and often in unfortunate conditions. Helping Spay Panama allows volunteers to see the direct effect of our efforts, by seeing the animals the have already been spayed or neutered by this organization on the streets. I also gained experience observing many surgeries and hands-on experience giving injections and preparing animals for surgery, and attempting to communicate with locals in Spanish! I definitely recommend this trip whether you aspire to become a veterinarian or simply want to help animals!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
It was awesome to go out into Panama City and see stray animals who have already been sterilized. Some of these animals we even recognized from a day or two prior. A great deal of animals have been sterilized and this clearly makes a difference, but there are still many more that continue to multiply, so this job will always need volunteers!
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Making it an option to stay for a month instead of a week.
Volunteer & I have worked in both pre-op and post-op, so this includes shaving the incision area, cleaning the area, giving tattoos, injections of antibiotics, analgesics, Rabies vaccinations, and deworming. Also cleaning the incision after surgery, cleaning ears an.