Monday, April 4, 2011

World Vet program in San Pedro

Fifteen volunteers were at the SAGA Humane Society on Thursday March 24th as part of a World Vet program, providing sterilization surgeries to the pets of the island. The group was in Caye Caulker earlier during the week providing free spay neuter services and health consultations to the small animal population on the Island.

(World Vets is a non-government organization (NGO) providing veterinary aid around the globe in collaboration with animal advocacy groups, foreign governments, US and foreign military groups and veterinary professionals abroad. Our work spans 25 countries and 6 continents and addresses not only veterinary issues, but also human health issues impacted by zoonotic diseases in developing countries)

In San Pedro for a day, the group provided over 70 surgeries to pets. The group of volunteers included six doctors and nine volunteer technicians and assistants. While the organization has visited Caye Caulker previously, this was World Vet’s first trip to San Pedro. Dr. Mike Corcoran, trip leader, informsThe San Pedro Sun that he hopes that this can become a yearly event that spans couple days.

The volunteers came form all parts of the country including Washington, Los Angeles, Colorado, Baltimore, District of Columbia, Texas and others.

The SAGA Humane Society takes this opportunity to thank the World Vet Team for a wonderful spay/neuter event. Vets and volunteers for this trip are as follows: Mike Corcoran, Colleen McCoy,David Landers, Michelle Ward, Becky Bukowy, Michael Shulkin, Laurie Doton, Mary Swartz, Sarah Sahli, Lisa Krigbaum, Carl Krigbaum, Kathy Dalton, Dawn Williams, Ainjil Halber and Katie Ayres. Local volunteers include Lori Purdy, Kathy Marin, Joanne Fry, Renee Steinmetz, Eileen Jamieson, Grant Crimmins, Ingrid Lima, Noami Castro and others.

No comments: