Sweeping the floor, assisting with registration, replenishing cold drinks and snacks along with crowd control were some of the tasks I performed as a volunteer at the recent World Vet clinic that was held here in San Juan del Sur.
A total of six veterinarians participated in the program. Three from Nicaragua, two from the United States and one from England. There were fifteen volunteers in total.
Over the course of three clinic days – in two different communities – the team performed 119 sterilization surgeries. 344 consultations and preventative health treatments (including flea and tick application, vitamins and deworming) were also administered.
All at NO CHARGE to the pet owners.
As I helped with clinic tear down at the end of an exhausting day I felt a complete sense of satisfaction. What an honor it was to be a part of such a worthy cause while helping make a difference in my community.
Thanks to World Vets and their amazing team of volunteers these animals will live happier, healthier lives.
MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS to you all!
This photo I shot today in Laguna de Apoyo couldn’t be more perfect for Photo Journalism Friday. It’s my first day back in Nicaragua – after spending two months in Canada – and it just so happens to be the last day of summer in North America.
Elisha in Nica
1. the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11.
2. a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence.