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Spay Panamas Animals Yes USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Education, Educational Services, Veterinary Services

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.

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jeannine N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One morning in May I was on a rush and my son ask me to bring him at the bus station. I said yes but was not happy. I went in my car and just back up without asking myself if one of my cats was under the car. And yes one was there. I broke his 2 back legs. I call Spay and they took me the same day. They put him prothesis and came back home and was able to walk. They are doing an incredible work. I m always amaze with the quality and the love those people have for the animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer at Spay Panama and my experience there couldn't have been better. Not just that they are doing awesome work and help so much, but they are really really kind too! It is very inspirering what they are doing and with what passion and love they do it.
My experience with them was unforgettable and they are just such a great organisation who are doing a really important job!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SpayPanama is one of the best places I volunteered at. Great organization that works so smart, every dime is being used in the best way. Not only they save hundreds of animals every week, they also raise awareness and prevent further uncontrollable births and abuse towards animals. The head of the organization is a great PR and business women that decided to dedicat 100% to animals and it is their gain. SpayPanama conpletely deserves the number one rating.

Molly L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredibly talented and dedicated group of people. Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating, and I learned so much in a short time. I would definitely return to help out again!

Ingrid C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this place! I recommend it to all my animal lover friends. We even volunteer to help and always have a great experience to share.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have to say that it was a very nice experience to cooperate with SpayPanama. They take their job seriously and start taking action immediatley whenever necessary. They care so much about the animals they spay and rescue. Everyone should know about SpayPanama and if you are thinking about adopting a furry friend they will surely have a good well-cared for companion for you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Its great to know there are people who care for animals. For example in Panama, it was not until now that there is a noticeable percentage of people who are fond of cats so because of this many cats were victims of maltreatment. Now there's some hope for our human-defenseless furry friends. I personally had the pleasant experience of adopting my cat when he was only a kitten that had been rescued from the streets and was in a life-threatening physical state. The team was very helpful and cared for him until he was fully recovered. And today we can look at him at home every day smiling and thinking how far he's come thanks to SpayPanama who saved his life.

Ita E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being an animal lover i picked Spay Panama to volunteer because after doing my research i found out that this organization is the one that has done and is doing the diference in improving the lives of the most vulberable animals ( the ones in the streets and the ones from low income families) by spaying/ neuter them and by doing that reducing pain and suffering , the birth of unwanted cats and dogs that most of them will end up having a miserable life.
I BELEIVE IN WHAT SPAY DOES AND I WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Spay Panama for over 12 years. They are an amazing group. 100% percent of the donations go to help the animals. I see daily the results of their efforts in the noticeable decrease in population of homeless animals in the city of Panama. The doctors and volunteers work tirelessly day in and out.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

Carla N.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spay is the only non-profit in Panama that helps people with a difficult financial situation and homeless/abandoned animals to avoid over population and suffering by providing spay/neuter and health services at a very low cost which is key to enable people to continue to keep their pets healthy. I've been a volunteer at Spay for some years and I've learned a lot of valuable information to also help and guide others. Spay is also a key support in my endless work of helping suffering cats by always being available to provide treatment with a great sense of urgency, care and true love for animals. Their drive is to educate people and help animals and their passion inspires and enables me to continue this difficult journey. We need more of this in the world and governments to support this continuous and much needed project.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am volunteer to another non-profit called Asociación Dejando Huellas. We rescue animals form the streets , put them into foster homes , give them medical treatment and through Spay Panama ,we close their reproductive system so they have a new life without suffering.

We are so thankful because we receive guidance , support and our animals are spayed to lower prices.

Spay Panama has done so much for the community with their clinics thoughtout the country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is amazing teamwork and efficiency between all volunteers new and old. Everyone is very dedicated to the mission of the organization! I have been twice for about one week each time and the generosity and devotion of the group still amazes me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I moved to Isla Saboga in 2012. There is a small poor village on the island. The dogs and puppies were not only treated poorly but were in deplorable condition and quickly multiplying. Spay Panama has now made 5 trips to the island, we see a great improvement in the quality of life of the dogs and a big reduction in unwanted puppies. Spay Panama takes the time to speak with the village and children to attempt to better educate them on proper care for their pets and the importance of sterilization. The vets treat each and every dog with compassion and provide high quality care. I really do not know what I would have done without Dr. Chan and her organization. The village leaders told me that the village is now becoming proud of their pets and the cleaner streets and homes. They go to other villages and notice the difference. We will continue our great relationship with Spay Panama. Below is a recent puppy saved by Dr. Chan. His litter mates were unwanted and allowed to perish by the owner. This puppy is now safe and sterilized. THANK YOU Dr. CHAN and Spay Panama !!!!!!!!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our stables are located in an National Park in Panama City, Panama. The accessibility to the parks affords a dumping ground for unwanted cats/kittens. Many whom wonder into the stable area searching for food. Spay Panama has helped us implement an ongoing TNR (trap, neuter and release) program to catch the recent influx of feral cats. The doctors taught us how to arm the traps as well as provided much insight in how to catch these feral cats. Spay graciously loaned us the traps and with their help we easily caught 8 cats/kittens that had not previously been neutered. Our ongoing effort keeps the area from being overpopulated yet allowing us to have the added value of the rodent control that the cats provide. Aside from TNR, Spay provides emergency care for any ailments that the cats acquire. We have been involved in ongoing TNR for 12 years and with Spay Panama's help have been able to control the population in an environment that would otherwise certainly become overpopulated. I have personally seen the abandoned animal population noticeably decrease over the years due to Spay's continual hard work and efforts. They are truly and amazing organization and benefit to the Panama.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first became familiar with Spay Panama 10 years ago, we had found several cats were told to take them to there to get Spayed/Neuter. Since then, we have continually donated to the organization. This organization is amazing!! Their efforts are tireless and through the years we have seen a continual decline in homeless and stray animals on the streets of Panama. Spay Panama is 100% comitted to the animals working 24/7 to save lives via spay/neuter, medical treatment or even trapping / picking up. 100% of the donations go to the animals. Panamá is blessed to have this group of people working in their country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent 1 week working with SpayPanama and loved every second of it. The staff are so helpful and welcoming. They take time to explain their procedure and protocol and will answer all your questions. The animals always receive the highest level of care and top treatment methods.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent a little over two months working at SpayPanama and had a blast. As a Pre-Veterinary student this opportunity offered a great way to gain experience and will set my self apart from other applicants to vet school. While working there I learned how to prepare animals for surgery as well as take care of them afterwards. I became very proficient at shaving, expressing the bladder, giving SQ and IM injections, as well as tattooing and clipping the ears. Aside from just the hands on experience I was able to watch as many different types of surgeries as I pleased. It is a Pre-Veterinary student's dream. I understandable so, did not perform any surgeries because of my lack of education, however, many students from all over the world in veterinary school were able to and gained a great deal of valuable surgical experience. It is my goal to return once I am in vet school to follow in their footsteps. Not only did the clinic offer a great deal of hands on experience they also did so in a very welcoming and encouraging way. They always were quick to share a laugh and never hesitated to pull me aside and show me an interesting case. I made some really great friends and have created wonderful relationships that will remain for years to come. I recommend SpayPanama to anyone that is interested in Veterinary Medicine or just to those who desire contribute to the continuing effort to help improve the welfare of thousands of animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My time with Spay Panama was really great! I volunteered with a fellow vet student for three weeks. Everyone at Spay Panama made me feel very welcome and helped teach me many things during my time there (e.g. the quick spay method). I feel I gained many helpful skills that will prove useful for my future veterinary career and I have gained more confidence in my surgical skills. As well as getting veterinary experience in the clinic and at spay events, I got to experience different aspects of Panamanian culture and the team were great at showing us different parts and tourist sites in Panama City. Thanks to everyone who made my time at Spay Panama so wonderful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Patricia Chan over 20 years ago and was struck by her intelligence, focus and readiness to work. Her work over the past 20 years has been phenomenal and tireless. She gives her all. She works with many people to end the suffering of strays and street animals in a number of ways, the most effective of which is the spay and neuter campaigns to cut the numbers of unwanted animals in Panama. There are other much larger and well-funded organizations that do far less than SPAY PANAMA, and we hope that people will choose to support SPAY PANAMA - which is right there, on the ground, in action all the time.

1 Phyllis30

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dear Reader, I am W. Marvin Mackie D.V.M. retired. I wish to send my support to SpayPanama as an extremely worthy and effective organization that is and has been addressing pet over-population in Panama for 10 years. Their success and effectiveness is outstanding! Any way you can help their efforts benefits animals in so many ways. And there is great benefit for the owners and caretakers as well as the communities in which their work is done.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I had an amazing experience with Spay Panama as a vet student. I did over 100 cat castrations and was also taught the quick spay method in cats. The experience has really increased my confidence in these surgical procedures. As well as improving my surgical skills, everyone at Spay was really lovely and took me and the other vet student with me on excursions all over Panama City. Thank you for the experience!

Yuan H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I donate my professional services to Spay Panama. I feel that I am making a contribution to help the less fortunate animals because I see results.