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ARF March 2017 report

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Hello everyone!  For March, the amount of monthly donations was $3,143.00 and expenses totaled $2,704.00.  Thank you to everyone who contributed! 


A special thank you goes out to Joan J. and Margaret for donating bags of food and also Willeke and Nancy for donating bedding for some of our dogs in need of a soft place to lay their heads.


We came to be in a desperate situation financially this month, as our expenses have a habit of exceeding our donations.  We put out a plea, and we want to say we are extremely grateful for all the wonderful support.  Boquete is a very special community and we are also thankful that the support reaches beyond those who live here.  A special thank you also goes out to Jackie L. and Sandi P.


In March 1 dog and 1 cat found their forever home.  We currently have 23 dogs and 8 cats in our care.


10 feral cats were taken to the clinic and sterilized in March thru our cat trapping program.


On Sunday, March 19th we were contacted by someone who found a very sickly, skinny dog wandering the streets in Los Naranjos.  We called him Pluto and he was taken to a foster and a vet visit scheduled for the next morning.  He was drinking Pedialyte during the night and we were very optimistic.

Pluto tested positive for Distemper and unfortunately, had to be put to sleep.  Pluto was only about two months old.  From the condition of this pup, it was apparent that he had not eaten for quite some time.  This poor dog had a very rough and short life.  (see pictures of Pluto attached)


Much of what we do can be emotionally draining and frustrating but we press on because we do feel we are making a difference in some small way.  Everything we do can be financially draining.  Please help us financially by contributing to our cause. 


Bingo every month! 

Yes, many of you asked for it and that’s what we are going to do.  April’s bingo will be on Thursday the 13th.  We will again hold it at Mike’s from 1:00pm-3:00pm with Heidi and Mike offering happy hour prices and remember………the more who attend, the bigger the cash prizes!  May’s bingo is scheduled for Boquete Brewing Company.


 Recap:  Pancake Breakfast/Adoption Event

Unfortunately  due to minimal ticket sales, we had to postpone this event.  We know people really enjoyed our event last October and were hoping for a sell out, however, due to another event in the community, we did not have sufficient sales.  We are working on a new date for this event and will let you know once it is firmed up.


Don’t miss it!  Our Hoedown will take place on Saturday, April 29th from 3-7pm at the Santa Lucia Club off Volcancito Road.  Menu includes pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, Greek salad, cornbread, haystacks and banana pudding.  Wine, beer, soda and water will be on sale.   There will be great country and western music by Stone, and line dancing led by Cowboy Dave and Judy.  Tickets are on sale now for $20 per person.  Get them at the Tuesday market at the BCP or Mailboxes Etc.


We are in desperate need of foster parents at the moment.  Many people who are fostering right now will be travelling at the end of April and we currently need to find temporary homes for 3 cats and 3 dogs.  Please consider fostering an animal if you are able to do so. 

When you foster an animal with ARF, we take care of all food and medical expenses – we just need you to provide a loving and protective environment. 



The crunch time animals:  We need to find another foster or home soon!


Rayito:   You can truthfully say Rayito is strikingly cute, VERY playful and a bundle of energy.  He would be an exceptional soccer player and also gets very excited about bugs, crumpled tinfoil and pull toys-basically anything that moves or that he can move.  He is fully litter trained.  Rayito is about 5 months old. (3/17)  His current foster parent will be travelling for several months, and will need another place to say by the end of April.


She is a bit shy, docile but very talkative.  She loves to be stroked and scratched and has a good motor.  She is litter trained, likes to go outside but is mainly an indoor cat.   Her foster is leaving the end of April.


Meet Mister. He is so lovable and snuggly. He really loves his head scratches or simply just lying next to you on the couch.  He is an older cat and likes to sleep but call him and he will be happy to come out to say hi. He has been fixed and has his vaccinations. He will warm your heart with his affection! He wants a home with other cats but he would be fine just by himself.  Mister needs a new home or foster by the end of the month also.

Pearl is a six year old, spayed and vaccinated female.  She is an indoor and outdoor dog. She is calm and sweet, gets along with cats and likes to be with her humans. She walks well on a leash, comes when you call her and is an excellent watch dog.  Pearl needs to find a permanent home or another foster by the end of April as her current foster will also be travelling for some time.


Susie is a sweet and very smart little Panamanian Bird Dog, very rare we are certain.  She is looking for an outgoing active partner; someone who is not a couch potato, but likes long walks and lots of play time. She needs another dog to play with. Susie is non-stop full tilt play.  She has lots of energy.  She is about 3 years old and is spayed.  Susie was rescued after giving birth to 10 pups.    Her foster is also leaving the end of April.


Phyfer is a beautiful dog.  She is about 5 now.   
Tall and slender, with a sway in her walk and a beautiful face and voice Phyfer is now ready for her permanent home.
  Phyfer’s foster mom is also leaving the end of April.


Until next month…….

ARF is a small non-profit animal organization dedicated to the rescue, care, foster and adoption of the unwanted and neglected animals in Boquete and the surrounding areas.  Please visit our website at http://www.arf-boquete.com/ if you are interested in adopting an animal.  You can also help with the financial support of these animals by clicking here http://www.arf-boquete.com/donate.html

Our email address is arf.boquete@gmail.com

Please visit and “like” our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/ARF-Adopt-Rescue-Foster-Boquete-Panama-260616740779036/

Also, please visit Pets Want Homes if you are interested in adopting an animal on http://www.petswanthomes.com/





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