January 13, 2016, from Courtney Vaudreuil: I got back yesterday from a fabulous trip to Nicaragua with World Vets. During the course of the week, I spent 4 days working in the spay/neuter field clinic. A grand total of 254 dogs and cats were treated, all of whom came through our recovery area. We removed their breathing tubes, cleaned them up, gave them injections of antibiotics and pain meds, and (in extreme cases) pulled large, disgusting ticks off them. The trip was made possible by Travelocity, who paid my way and made a generous donation of $10,000 to World Vets. Their generosity, however, went beyond what I’d hoped for. I’d tried without luck to find donors of leashes and collars, because most of these animals are tied up with ropes or chains. They simply don’t have places like Petsmart or Petco to buy supplies in developing countries. Travelocity surprised me by bringing 300 leashes and collars to one of the clinics. The pet owners were very excited and proud to have proper leashes. Even the cat owners all wanted kitty collars for their beloved pets. Here are some of my pics from Granada and from the clinics. It is true that many of these animals are not in the condition that we are used to seeing animals in the U.S. – there are no doggy sweaters or orthopedic mattresses for them. But the good thing is that by giving them medicine and spaying/neutering, we can treat some of their illnesses and can hopefully prevent the future spreading of disease. I want to thank Bob for letting me take some time off to go on this trip and for his very generous donation to World Vets. It’s a truly fantastic organization that is doing a lot of good in developing countries for animals and their people. Travelocity sent a film crew and shot a ton of footage, so in a couple months when it’s ready, I’ll share the video they made.
November 22, 2015: Bob completed the El Tour de Tucson 104 mile bicycle race, gold medaling at 5:44:08.
October 2015: Courtney received a travel grant from Travelocity to help provide veterinary services in Nicaragua in 2016. Crockett & Associates will contribute to the World Vets (http://worldvets.org/overview/) in Courtney’s name.
April 25, 2015: Bob completed the Salt Flats 100 ultra run, placing 19 of 52.
March 11, 2015: Bob helped to avert the construction of a deep well injection system at The Players Club golf course in the Santa Clarita Valley. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/deep-water-injection-well-averted-bob-crockett http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/134079/