Saturday, June 1, 2013

HSTJ's May 2013 Clinics!

During the month of May 2013, HSTJ conducted five Itchy Scratchy clinics in five different colonias!

May 7, 2013 IS Clinic in Colonia El Dorado - Segundo Seccion

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May 19, 2013 IS Clinic in Colonia Salvatierra

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May 21, 2013 IS Clinic in Colonia Buenos Aires Norte

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May 26, 2013 IS Clinic in Colonia Camino Verde

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On May 14, 2013 HSTJ made arrangements to hold an Itchy-Scratchy Clinic at the Esperanza Community Health Awareness Center. This is a small, locally run institution that provides basic health services to the residents living in one of the poorest colonias in all of Tijuana. It is completely run by religious women, also known as Nuns. The center is located inside the Nueva Aurora colonia, one of the locations scheduled for periodical HSTJ visits.

On this occasion, and as preparation for the upcoming NO-COST Sterilization Clinic to be held in June 2013, HSTJ has begun providing treatment against mange, fleas, and ticks. This is done with a specific objective in mind; that all pets brought for sterilization be in the best possible conditions.

As always, we encountered many cases of severe malnutrition, chronic mange, and others with life-threatening tick infestations. (Please view the pictures with caution as some cases are very bad). Due to the enormous need and public response, another Itchy-Scratchy Clinic has been scheduled to be held on May 25, 2013, only about ten days after the first. All severe cases will receive personalized follow-up treatment leading to their recovery.

As always, and thanks to donors like you, besides the complete treatment, an allotment of vitamins and dog or cat food was provided to the pet owners. Their owners' loving care, coupled with HSTJ's harmonious efforts to reach out to these so-called ''forgotten'' areas, will get these beloved pets into better health, enabling the vets to perform successful spay and neuter surgeries.

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