The Essence of TNR Trust: a must-read for every animal lover

We appreciate that the name of TNR Trust is becoming more known to the public thanks to word-of-mouth, but we would like to give you all a reminder of what we do and how we are able to do it:

We aim for Community Health through Animal Welfare

We have 3 pillars: vaccination, sterilization and education

  • Vaccination to prevent rabies caused by dog bites 
  • Sterilization to prevent pet overpopulation population(Dog bites occur when too many dogs fight for too the resources i.e. Males fight for mating rights, dogs gathers to fight for food scraps.
  • Education to convince pet owners that vaccination and sterilization are necessary to bring about a healthy dog and cat population. A healthy animal population also ensures a healthy community: less strays, less competition between dogs and cats and less incidents of bites, transferring diseases to humans, cattle, etc.

Our Mobile Clinic, which will be rolling out soon, will help us achieve the above aims by reaching out to areas with less or no access to veterinary care.

Our Mobile Clinic, nearly ready!

Our Mobile Clinic, nearly ready!

We do not take in owned dogs

When owners are not able to take care of their dogs due to financial constraints or because they are moving, TNR Trust does not necessarily take them in. We have been known to make exceptions, eg when a low-income family has a dog that has given birth to a litter of puppies, but they do not have the means to feed all of them. In case of expats having to move and not able to take their pets, we advise them the steps they can take to rehome their pets themselves.

Katie was a stray that had wandered in the compound of a low-income family to give birth

Katie was a stray that had wandered in the compound of a low-income family to give birth

TNR Trust is not a place where unwanted dogs or cats can just be dumped, but we will always be at the ready to give advice. Our flyers regarding various topics can also be found on our website.

We can’t do magic

TNR Trust can’t take animals in without having a place for them. As all of our foster families are volunteers, we can’t magic up foster homes or extra kennels so full means full!

When we have extra space in our kennels, we collaborate with KSPCA and take some dogs from their kennels. These lucky furries will then have more opportunities to interact with humans and other animals

When we have extra space in our kennels, we collaborate with KSPCA and take some dogs from their kennels. These lucky furries will then have more opportunities to interact with humans and other animals

 

We are 100% volunteer-based
Doing house visits at homes where dogs have been adopted from TNR Trust is also important

Doing house visits at homes where dogs have been adopted from TNR Trust is also important

Note that ALL of the TNR Trust people you speak to are volunteers. This means they also have a life next to TNR Trust: some have a family and a household to run, some also work a paid job. All of us only do this job in our spare time: handling phone calls, making time for people to meet adoptables at the foster homes, doing home visits, spending time socializing dogs, taking animals to the vet, trapping cats, etc. Even updating this website!

So please understand if we don’t answer on weekends or after hours. If you do have an emergency, you are more likely to get in touch with KSPCA as they have paid staff, emergency lines, emergency coverage and vehicles.

If it is just a question or you know of a dog/cat in distress, you can always email us on admin@tnrtrust.org or contact us through the Facebook page and we will ensure that we get back to you as soon as possible. Note that when a caller notifies us about an animal in distress and that caller can help in some way it, it make it so much easier for us to be able to assist the caller.

 

 

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