On a Spay Panama visit to Rio Hato

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Spay Panama going full speed ahead in Rio Hato, October 20, 2018.

What IS Spay Panama, anyway?

photos and captions by Eric Jackson
 

 

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First of all – not only because the organization was founded by a cat lady – it’s about the cats…

 

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…and about the dogs. For so many cultural and biological reasons in Rio Hato, ESPECIALLY about the dogs.

 

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Some of the dogs come in battered and oppressed.

 

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Some come in as essential partners of the National Police in society’s defense against battery and oppression.

 

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It’s about a community of shared interests and values.

 

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It’s about elders in the community passing down values to younger generations.

 

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It’s an effort that mobilizes support from all sorts of people and institutions, including international support.

 

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There are highly skilled veterinarians at work.

 

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There are also people with other skills, or with no particular skills, at work. Here the sterilization crew is washing the instruments before they go into the autoclave.

 

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On many levels, skills are passed on from one generation to the next.

 

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Post-op, gotta clean out the ears.

 

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And the people and animals kept coming, and they worked into the night….

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