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Spay/Neuter in Costa Rica
CSU students and veterinarians provide much-needed, free surgery.
This young man walked two hours so his dogs could receive free spay/neuter surgery.

The photos and the report are in from a January spay/neuter mission to Costa Rica. Early this year, 30 Colorado State University students helped spay and neuter more than 240 animals for free during a makeshift clinic in a school gymnasium in San Isidro.

 

“Students and veterinarians used baby cribs and school desks as surgery tables and soccer goalie boxes as IV carts. To reach the free clinic, residents who had few resources, carried cats in birdcages and cats and dogs in suitcases, coolers and boxes. Pet owners began lining up outside of the clinic at 4 a.m.

“‘One 14-year-old boy walked for two hours, starting at 5 a.m., with his three dogs,’ said Liz Georges, a CSU veterinary student who was on the trip. ‘When he reached the clinic and saw the line, he thought we wouldn’t be able to squeeze him in and began to cry. We got him in, and we made a difference to him, a big difference.’”



Read the full report and/or make a donation towards the next trip, contact the CSU student International Veterinary Medical Club at nokunaka@colostate.edu.

 

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