Blitzen was found on the street as a tiny dehydrated and malnourished pup.
Lucy had been hanging out with security guards at a barrier for quite some time, but as she did not have a permanent home, the guards contacted TNR Trust.
TNR stands for “Trap, Neuter and Release”. When we find dogs on the street, we ensure vaccination, sterilization/spay and a full check-up by the vet. Once all of this has been done, we release them back where we picked them up.
But sometimes the Release is not possible due to various circumstances. Blitzen was too small and sick to survive and needed to be monitored. Lucy was sleeping in an empty plot which was going to get a tenant, which meant she would be out on the streets. That is why TNR Trust decided to take them on board and find foster homes for them.
Volunteering as a TNR foster family is a great alternative for many expat families who love dogs (or cats) but whose circumstances are not entirely stable enough to adopt one.
- Families who don’t if they will have enough living space at their next post
- Families who cannot afford transporting their pets abroad
- Families who are only here for a short period of time
But sometimes, the most wonderful thing happens, and that is when we have “Failed Fosters”. A dog (or cat) would go to their foster family and win over the hearts of the members of the family. This was the case for Blitzen and Lucy. Both went to separate foster homes where each of them settled in nicely. They got along with all members of the house, whether they were humans or animals.
And as we all know: more often than we think, the dog choses its owner, not the other way around 🙂
TNR Trust is currently URGENTLY looking for foster families so we can help more dogs (and cats) that cannot be released again. If you chose to become a foster family, the TNR Trust community of volunteers will give you as much support as possible.
If you would like to know more about volunteering as a foster family, please click HERE.