When you wait ages for a bus, then suddenly three arrive. This is exactly what TNR Trust has been experiencing, except a whole matatu fleet of cats and dogs seemed to have arrived at our doorstep at the same time!
Amy Rapp, the TNR “Captain”, can give you a better idea of what TNR Trust is facing at the moment by what she posted yesterday:
My phone went non stop all day today: pregnant cats needing a home to give birth, a dog hit by a car needing a medical foster, people wanting to collect loaner cat traps, 4 dogs right the opposite side of town at a construction site needing to be collected for vaccination and spay/neuter, …
Where will we put all these animals and how will we fund it?? I am now going to bed with a book to hopefully shut off my brain about animals for few hours.”
– Amy Rapp, Monday 16 April 2018
So what is it exactly that we do? TNR TRUST has 3 main pillars: vaccination, sterilization and education. With these 3 pillars, we want to improve Community Health by making sure the dog and cat populations are under control (in a humane way) and healthy. This also reduces the risk of people getting dog bites.
TNR TRUST also goes out on call when we receive a phone call from a member of the public. Note that we are in a better position to provide help if the caller can also help. Help can be given in various ways:
- A donation towards the costs of negotiated vet care (Click HERE to donate)
- Help with trapping
- Transporting the animal
- Vet visits
- Returning the animal (if possible) to where it was found (As per our Trap Neuter and Release (TNR) strategy)