Cardenas April 7, 2012
Since the exportation of anesthetics from Canada, "Flying Clinics" started their new season of sterilization clinics serving Matanzas Province companion animals - both pets and homeless.
|Veterinary Clinic in Cardenas|
|The team of doctors and volunteers|
|Dr. Barry MacEachern, our guest of honour, talking to a local TV station - with Ingrid as a translator|
Matanzas April 14, 2012
The second clinic was organized in City of Matanzas, province's capital, on April 14, 2012. People were anxious to get in, and stood in line since early morning that Saturday.
|Signing up for the surgery|
|Dr Julio with his assistant|
|Dr. Hanoi performing surgery|
|Canadian tourists volunteering at the clinic|
Dr. Zenkov and Dr. Ponce put together another, smaller campaign in Cardenas. Fifteen animals were successfully sterilized. They had with them our Cuba-Canadian volunteer, Yunetsi Garcia, as well as our young helpers: Ingrid's brother and Dr. Ponce's little daughter. We hope that the children will grow up to be caring, loving people, and who knows - they may choose veterinary science or medicine as their careers.
|Unstoppable Dr. Slavik|
|Dr. Ponce's little girl, Deleny, helping in recovery room|
|Junior assisting Dr. Ponce with the surgery|
|Yunetsi practicing her skills|
The problem Cuba is facing may not be resolved within one generation, therefore children are involved in the campaigns. For kids these events are the lessons in responsibility, caring, working together, and learning new skills. We are very proud of our young helpers.