One day, Fiona Odhiambo was on her way to work. She spotted an injured dog on the side of the road. She asked around and was told the dog had been walking around with that wound for 4 months and was usually lingering around meat joints.
Fiona posted a call for help on the Facebook group “Dog Lovers Nairobi.“, and the public jumped into action.
Fiona Odhiambo, Dr Olum (JACARANDA VETS), KSPCA and Jules Sandys -Lumsdaine rescued her with help from members of the public. Dr Olum treated her and sadly had to amputate her leg which was rigid with scar tissue. As she had been in pain for months and chased away she was very unfriendly. Daktari had to sedate her each time in order to reach her without being bitten.
The dog healed well from her operation but required rehabilitation and socialization. That is when TNR Trust came into the picture. We collected her from Dr Olum and have had Fiona (the dog) for 2 weeks now. Her appearance and health have already improved visibly, and we can even spot her tail!!
Through Amy Rapp‘s advice we left her in her kennel just throwing treats in without looking at her or touching her. She loves food so she quickly showed interest in the treats. Within four days she already waited at the door for treats. After 10 days she cautiously eats from the hand.
TNR Trust has given her a second name: Malaika. Fiona-Malaika now has a large kennel during the day and is becoming more curious about the movement around the kennels. She has a long rope as we still cannot touch her.
Last week, we put a puppy in her kennel. Watch what happens next :