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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 1

C.A.R.E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica FACEBOOK careorganization@gmail.com

C.A.R.E Newsletter Sent to everyone on the email list monthly

Phone 8843-9598 By Paul Johnston

Donate through PAYPAL Reference careorganization@gmail.com

2350 Total Animals Fixed Since Nov. 4, 2008

PLEASE LOOK AT CLINIC For more info. THE C.A.R.E contact Business

KARLA

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C.A.R.E

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Another fantastic clinic.It was a long tiring day for those who stayed from start to finish. I sure wish we could come up with a magical plan to balance the number of clients. People make appointments and we take walk-ins. S.ome people don’t show so the walk -ins make up for it but when everyone shows up we are overloaded. We don’t want to turn anyone away because some of the walk-ins come from Sardinal, Communidad and all over. Yesterday a woman brought her dog on the bus, waited most of the day and I took her to the bus stop at 5:30. We can’t turn people like that away.Looking at the numbers it would be safe to say that the monthly clinics are a wanted and needed service that the community embraces. For

Sept. 14, 2009 C.A.R.E has a new bank account. There are three people on the this account Alice Johnston, Dave Hoover and Carolyn Ryan. You can donate on FACEBOOK using PayPal

Account Name: At Banco National Alice Johnston Special Account CARE Account #100-02-155-600495-6 Dollars Account #100-01-155-000403-7 Colones if you want to mail a donation contact

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK

careorganization@gmail.com

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several years now the clinics have been full or over full and CARE does no advertising. When we first started the clinics Alice and different friends would go to the Barrios and hand out free spay/neuter vouchers and come clinic days no one would show up with the free vouchers. There were several clinics that we only had 6-7 animals but it did steadily grow from there. So it has varied from the low of 6 to the record of 61 in one day.

Director - Sandra Philbrick 2670-1646 Secretary - Arlene Grabowski (846) 159-90 Treasurer / Book Keeping Linda Templeton 2670-1523 More announcements will follow as they get their plans in place. The great thing is they are going to continue the Spay/Neuter clinics each month. This will be my last Newsletter. It has been a pleasure and I will miss it, Arlene will take over in June so if you have stories or information please send it the Arlene at careorganization@gmail.com THANK YOU Paul

Enough can not be said about the wonderful working relationship between the CARE volunteers and Dr. Arroyo and the assistances he brings. There has never been a word uttered about who’s job it is. What ever needed to be done, everyone just DID IT. Alice and I are leaving so the new leaders of CARE met Monday May 5 and here are the people taking over CARE. BECAUSE WE C.A.R.E

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 2

C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica FACEBOOK careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson

FECHA ULTIMO ESTADO

NUMERO DE CUENTA

28/03/2014 FECHA ESTE ESTADO

100-01-155-000403-7

25/04/2014 Cedula Juridica: 4000001021 CUENTA CORRIENTE colones. ALICE JOHNSTON SPECIAL ACOUNT CARE costaricantaz@hotmail.com Cuenta cliente: 15115510010004031 Nรบmero de telรฉfono: 0026701455 Tasa de Interรฉs Pasiva: 0.00% Estimado cliente, se le informa que usted puede realizar el cambio de su direcciรณn electrรณnica para el envรญo de los Estadosde Cuenta desde BN Internet Banking (WEB www.bncr.fi.cr) ingresando al menรบ Preferentes, opciรณn BN IMAIL.

FECHA

16-04 25-04

NUMERO

11857877 15775923

DESCRIPCION

MONTO

FRANCISCO JAVIER ARROYO/APRIL CLINIC 49 ANIMALS ALICE JHONSTON SPECIAL A/ CLINIC DONATIONS MEDS

DEBITOS

SALDO ANTERIOR

CANTIDAD

3,637,745.28 SALDO CONGELADO

MONTO

1

SALDO BLOQUEADO 0,00

CREDITOS MONTO

CANTIDAD

392,000.00

1

3,732,595.28 SALDO DISPONIBLE

0,00

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3,245,745.28 3,732,595.28

SALDO ACTUAL

486,850.00

SOBREGIRO AUTORIZADO 0,00

SALDO DIARIO

392,000.00486,850.00+

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 3

C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica FACEBOOK careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson FECHA ULTIMO ESTADO

NUMERO DE CUENTA

28/03/2014 FECHA ESTE ESTADO

100-02-155-600495-6

25/04/2014 Cedula Juridica: 4000001021 CUENTA CORRIENTE dรณlares. ALICE JOHNSTON SPECIAL ACOUNT CARE costaricantaz@hotmail.com Cuenta cliente: 15115510026004955 Nรบmero de telรฉfono: 0026701455 Tasa de Interรฉs Pasiva: 0.00% Estimado cliente, se le informa que usted puede realizar el cambio de su direcciรณn electrรณnica para el envรญo de los Estadosde Cuenta desde BN Internet Banking (WEB www.bncr.fi.cr) ingresando al menรบ Preferentes, opciรณn BN IMAIL.

FECHA

31-03 25-04

NUMERO

10633677 15775920

DESCRIPCION

MONTO

JOHNSTON PAUL EDWIN/MARCH REPAY PAUL ALICE LOTS OF ALICE JHONSTON SPECIAL A/ CLINIC DONATIONS MEDS

DEBITOS

SALDO ANTERIOR

CANTIDAD

5,259.31 SALDO CONGELADO

MONTO

1

1,018.00

SALDO BLOQUEADO 0,00

CREDITOS MONTO

CANTIDAD

1

SALDO DIARIO

1,018.00930.00+

SALDO ACTUAL 930.00

SOBREGIRO AUTORIZADO 0,00

5,171.31 SALDO DISPONIBLE

0,00

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 4

C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica FACEBOOK careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson

DONATIONS Thank You for your Support Janice Michels…….$20.00

Robert R Abrams…..$50.00 (via PayPal) Paul, this donation to CARE is a thank you for your important efforts. It's a combined Mother's Day and Birthday gift my wife, Jean Abrams, appreciates. Thank you. Bob.

From Our Friends From  Judith  Blake

The 20 Important Facts Dog Lovers Must Never Forget

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 5

C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica www.coco-care.org careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson FROM CARE FACEBOOK PAGE Hi everyone. By now you all know CARE's founders, Alice and Paul Johnston will be moving to Florida soon and the volunteers at CARE want to continue the fine work Alice and Paul have started. To that end, we're publishing this notice on Facebook and will distribute copies at various locations in town and in the barrios of Coco. Be assured the clinics will continue and meanwhile, if you have any questions, feel free to contact CARE via email at careorganization@gmail.com or post your question on this Facebook page and we'll get back to you. Thank you so much for all your support in the past and we hope that will continue in the future.

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 6

C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica FACEBOOK careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson

MIA Arrives At Her New Home

by Alice Johnston

Two Angels flying together!!!! You all are probably familiar with Mia, how sick she was and how close she came to becoming an angel at the Rainbow Bridge. Well, just look at her now. After a long, difficult and very painful recovery she is now in her forever home in Arizona with her new Mom, Dad and sister Xenia.. Mia arrived last night to her final destination thanks to the kind heart and very tired body of Head Angel Karen Gale. Once Mia recovered we began looking for that special home for her, Brenda and Curtis met Mia when they were in CR for vacation, Brenda fell in love ( so did Curtis but he TRIES to think things through when Brenda will let him.) They decided to adopt Mia. Now the fun begins! I had booked a cruise so I was going to take Mia to Arizona before I came to Fl. For the cruise, right about then we got the offer on our house so now I needed the time I was going to use to take Mia to come to Fl. to look for our new home. I contacted Angel in waiting Karen Gale to see if she might be able to escort Mia and Karen was planning her vacation for that time frame. She offered to come all the way to CR and take her, as it worked out I was leaving for Fl. on Sunday so we decided Karen would fly to Ft. Myers and pick Mia up. That would save her at least two days travel time. Mia"s adventure was beginning! She and I left CR on Sunday, we had no idea how she would react to all the people and being on a plane. Mia traveled like a pro! When we arrived in Atlanta I had to take her out of her carrier to go through security, no problem there. Then I had to take her out to go through customs and the custom agent reached for her to check her rabies tag and Mia tried to bite her. Thank goodness she was a dog lover, she told Mia she was sorry and of course Mia forgave her. We were in Fl. Together from Sun. Night until Tuesday and we enjoyed our time together. Karen arrived in Ft. Myers around 11:00 Tues. morning. Mia and I were there to meet her, Mia was just prancing through the airport and bringing smiles to all who saw her. Here is where the story takes a turn for the miracle part. Karen could not get a seat on the plane going to Arizona because it was full, it was also not looking good for the later flight either, keep in mind Karen is spending her vacation time to do this. Miracle number one, Karen was talking to another lady that was trying to get on the same flight and told her what she was doing, both were flying standby and no seats, they checked and the flight out of Tampa to Houston had plenty of seats so the other lady told Karen she was calling her husband to come and drive her to Tampa ( two hour drive) to catch that flight and she said you and Mia are coming with us. (Continued next page)

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 7

C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica FACEBOOK careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson

They left and did get on the plane in Tampa. Miracle number two: Karen and Mia got the last seat on the plane out of Houston to Ariz. Karen called me when she arrived and said Mia did just fine on the flights but she was very tired. Curtis and Brenda drove for an hour each way to meet Karen and pick up Mia. They dropped Karen off at her daughters to finally start enjoying her vacation. Karen Gale ranks right up at the top of the Angel list in our opinion and we can never thank her enough for all she does. She has a special place in mine and Paul's heart and always has a place in our home!!! Thank you Karen and I can't wait for you to come visit us in Fl. Karen is also the Angel that came to Costa Rica and ew Lulu (the dog in the wheel chair) to her new home in Raleigh, N.C.

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 54PG. 8

C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica FACEBOOK careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson

It is time to say Farewell The time has come for Alice and I to move on to a new chapter in our life's. As you all know, we will miss what has been our life for so many years, C.A.R.E.  There have been great, happy times, sad times and Heart Breaking times. We will miss so many of our good friends here (sorry we never had much time to socialize or visit because we were busy or tired) and all the animals we have been involved with and still see regularly. There are so many success stories that revolve around the GREAT GROUP of volunteers but also some stories you never hear about, they are so sad and no matter how hard everyone tried we lost some animals. It really is amazing how people from all over the world can get connected in this small beach town and work for the good of the animals. The most amazing experience for Alice and I  was the opportunity to work with Dr. Ann Lawson. There has been so many animals saved through her.  When no vet was available anywhere in Costa Rica we could call Ann day or night and get help to at least stabilize the animal until the owners could get it help here. Never have we met a professional person like Dr. Lawson. She is willing to share freely her vast knowledge of animals she has gained over the past 38 plus years. No matter what, as long as you are willing to listen and follow her instructions she will teach you. Many of the stories we could not share because as with any organization there are people that are envious and want to harm the group in anyway they can. There have been complaints filled on several occasions trying to stop the clinics but that failed. Some get angry and leave because C.A.R.E has rules we all have to follow but they think they are different. There was one volunteer that quit and tried to get others to follow her because I refused to reimburse her for expenses she sent via email without receipts, telling people I refused to pay for vet recommended medicine and food for foster dogs. There were always bumps in the road and we have had to deal with them, but with the support of the volunteers that do what they do for the Love of Animals and not their own hidden agenda and the community C.A.R.E has survived and will continue to grow. We will be in the area for a while because we can not fly our 19 dogs, 3 cats and 3 parrots until the airline embargo is over. If you find yourself in the Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area come visit. To all the wonderful people and businesses that have supported us over the years…..

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C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica www.coco-care.org careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT

C.A .R.E FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT DONATED GOODS OR SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE FUND RAISER THIS YEAR. IF YOU ARE A LOCAL, SNOW BIRD OR PLANNING A VISIT TO COCO PLEASE PATRONIZE THESE BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT THE ANIMALS. PLEASE DON始T ASK WHY I HAVE NOT DONE THIS IN THE PAST BECAUSE I AM SURE STUPID WILL COME IN THERE SOMEPLACE.

CHEFS RICO NICO CARNICERIA - HANDMADE SAUSAGE SABORES DEL PARAISO - PRIVATE CHEF (Donna - 2670-1124) WHATS COOKING - Private Chef Cell 8311-6020 Jose@whatscookingcr.com CONSTRUCTION Peque帽o Paraiso de Playas del Coco s.a. We build your paradise in Coco Houses , Condos . Pools . Tennis courts , remodelation and maintencement Call 88268859 rafavillegas2008@hotmail.com CRAFTS Golden Girl Crafts by Arlene Grabowski 8461-5990 goldengirl@gmail.com DENTAL CLINIC THE DENTAL PLAN DIVING RICHCOAST DIVING- www.richcoastdiving.com DIVING SAFARIS BECAUSE WE C.A.R.E

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C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica www.coco-care.org careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson

FITNESS & YOGA COCO GYM IMPULSO SANO - YOGA and FITNESS GOLF PAPAGAYO GOLF- www.papagayo-golf.com HORSE BACK RIDING HARAS DEL MAR - Horse back riding JEWELRY JEWELRY FROM CIAO BELLA LODGING COCO PALMS HOTEL & RESTAURANT VILLA BUENA ONDA - LODGING and Restaurant MOVIE THEATER EMBASSY THEATER Facebook PASTRIES “Say Cheese” Cheese Cakes by Myra 2672-1252 or 8670-5357   5 days notice preferred.  Or by Tuesday for weekends. PHOTOGRAPHY/LOCAL PAPARAZZI PAPA ROOSTER - www.facebook.com/ PET SUPPLIES Super Veterinary Supply - Liberia - 2666-3471 Picture Framing and Art La Bodeguita Del Marco Artist CARLOS HILLER

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C. A .R .E

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica www.coco-care.org careorganization@gmail.com Phone 8843-9598

"You can not do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon, it will become too late." Ralph Emerson RESTAURANTS ANNA'S ANCHOR BAR Next to the police station in Coco. COCO PALMS HOTEL & RESTAURANT

PATO LOCO 2670-0145 Pato Loco Hotel, Restaurant and Bar SENOR PIZZA 2670-0532 best pizza in Coco

To View on line visit CARE BUSINESS SUPPORTERS

TASTE OF TEXAS - 2670-2258 food court at Coco Hotel VILLA BUENA ONDA Restaurant and Lodging SAILING The Marlin Del Rey “THE PARTY BOAT”

THE MARLIN DEL REY

POLAR HUNTER- SAILING TRIP - 2670-1415 cell 8306-9531 valeria@polarhunter.com SKIN CARE

Botánica Tropical Natural Body Care, maker of Green Screen 2670-1859 botanica.tropical@gmail.com SOUVENIRS MAKONDO Souvenirs in front of Coco Hotel

Bertaduartez@gmail.com

TOUR COMPANIES COSTA RICA UNIQUE - TOURS AND MORE Veterinarian Dr. Eugenia Solano 8887-0078 (Send Text) Located at Super Veterinary Supply - Liberia WATER SPORTS, FISHING, SURFING ARROYO ADVENTURES - WATER SPORTS FISHING TRIPS Robert Gunselman 8940-0442 cricaticas@gmail.com PACIFIC COAST SUP - www.pacificcoastsuptours.com Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing & Surf Trips Papagayo Gulf Sport Fishing & Surf Trips ZIP LINES AND MORE CONGO TRAIL - CANOPY TOURS and MORE BECAUSE WE C.A.R.E

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