A rooster calls the start of the day at what I think must be 4am, then he makes a sound that is a lot like laughter…joke’s on you, it’s not daybreak yet! The volunteer lodge has signs of quiet shifting happening – soon enough we’ll be setting up for area surgeries.
|Dr. Sean Pampreen operates with curious onlookers. © DancingDogBlog|
|Dr. Megan Prendergrast at work in Cabo Lopez. © DancingDogBlog|
Neighbors have told neighbors and word has gotten out to bring your dogs for sterilization, a general exam, flea preventive, and solutions for sick dogs. Medications are limited and vet volunteers have brought some meds with them. I was thinking it would be great if one of the large drug companies could back the work of this organization by providing much needed medical supplies.The work that is done by the volunteer vets during the four sessions a year Amazon CARES has for this massive spay neuter effort is fantastic.
|Dr. Sealy Racelle LaMar of Northtown Veterinary Hospital explains a procedure. © DancingDogBlog|
Every day here is like a free sauna, and will be more pronounced (do not ask me how that is possible lol) when we get to the deep jungle near the Brazilian boarder. That’s where the only shower you’re going to get is when it rains or when you decide it’s safe to swim in the Amazon. If you are recalling that House episode about the tiny fish that got up the wrong place, believe me, I’m thinking about it:)
Tomorrow we go to a poverty ridden neighborhood outside Iquitos. More to come later!
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