TNR Trust: The Beginnings

For the last couple of months, we have been sharing with you, the public, stories about TNR Trust: what we do, what we stand for and what we aim to achieve. But we would now like to take a minute to go back in the past and explain how TNR Trust came about. Some of you might have seen this story published in the Spring Valley Association Newsletter, as it all began in Spring Valley, Nairobi…

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In March 2015 at the Kiosk near the Hill View Gate of Spring Valley, Amy Rapp hears people complain about too many puppies and too many dogs. Something should be done. The Kiosk owner Caroline tells Amy that the likes the dogs as they protect the kiosk day and night. She feeds the dogs well but she can’t afford to feed the pups.

Amy takes all the dogs to the vet to be neutered/spayed and vaccinated against rabies. Bob, Suzan and Margaret (the 3 “Kiosk Kids”) return to the Spring Valley kiosk. Caroline is delighted with such healthy dogs and, more importantly, no more puppies!

This becomes the start of TNR Trust (Trap, Neuter, Release), an initiative aimed at improving community health through sterilization of cats and dogs, vaccination against rabies and education. With the funds raised, TNR Trust has sterilized and vaccinated 200 animals, also in low-income areas. We are also setting up our mobile clinic to go even further.

TNR Trust can achieve its goals if communities adopt their roaming dogs and donate to help support our activities. The “Kiosk Kids” help to keep the Spring Valley Gate safe, but TNR Trust need help from Spring Valley residents to assist with annual vaccinations and to sterilize any newcomers.

For donations, please click HERE or email us on admin@tnrtrust.org

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