If you check our web site www.caapok.org, you'll see that one of the ways we accomplish our mission is by offering "mobile clinics". These are normally held four times a year at our county fair grounds on Saturdays. We work with a veterinarian who has a mobile surgical unit that is housed in a large trailer which he pulls behind his pickup truck. CAAP advertises, organizes and provides volunteers for the clinics.
Our most recent clinic was held this past Saturday and I thought it would be nice to share some pictures and stories from it with you.
Bessie is one of the dogs that was spayed at the clinic. She was brought in by the father of an American soldier currently stationed in Afghanistan. He said his daughter had found a litter of 5 puppies in the road, picked them up & found homes for 4 of them, keeping the "runt" Bessie. His daughter who is 20 had enlisted, gone through boot camp and was part of a big deployment from this area earlier this year. After he left, several of us conspired to have CAAP pick up the entire cost for the surgery. When he came back to get Bessie in the afternoon, he said they had gotten some bad news. The humvee his daughter was riding in ran over an IED and the humvee was split in two. Fortunately, no one was killed, but his daughter was hit in the head by a big chunk of concrete. They had talked to her and she will be okay. When we handed him his check and said that we'd like to waive all fees for Bessie, in honor of his daughter's service to our country, he was shocked and very appreciative.