Timmy (yes, a girl!) and her 4 puppies were found a construction site. As the pups got more and more mobile and started running around, the person feeding Timmy contacted TNR Trust and we decided to take them away from there for their own safety.
The puppies grew quickly once they were weaned and enthusiastically sinking their teeth into delicious dog food. But getting a mother and pups in is not an easy feat for TNR Trust. Just to give you an idea, the following is what TNR and its volunteers (who don’t get paid!) need to do:
- Go on site and convince the owner of the dog (if any) to give TNR Trust the dogs
- Trap all dogs
- Transport all dogs to a vet for check-up
- Pay vet bills for all 5 dogs (mum+4 pups) full health check, vaccination, deworming, medication/operation/boarding (if necessary)
- Find a foster home for all dogs
- Ensure the foster family where the dogs are staying have enough food/drink bowls, towels, food, etc
- Buy and deliver puppy food and food for the mother
- Requesting the public to donate towards the vet and food bills
- Do some basic obedience training, socializing and playing with dogs
- Create, print and put up posters of the dogs to try and find adopters
- Answering calls from people who are interested in adopting
- Meeting these potential adopters at the foster home and explaining TNR Trust terms and conditions
- Doing all the paperwork for adoption and filing
- Follow up: do a house visit to make sure the dog is settled in well in their new homes
- Follow up: requesting the spay/neuter certificate from the new adopter
- Gathering all information and images of the dogs and create stories for social media (yours truly typing here :-))
- And during the whole process, our database needs to get updated to make sure we have everything on file.
Not kidding. ALL OF THE ABOVE is done by Volunteers who willingly give their time, effort and transport (in case of driving around) to TNR Trust. These volunteers keep on oiling, improving, and maintaining the process. If you are interested in becoming a volunteers, foster family, sponsor or giving a donation, please go to https://tnrtrust.org/get-involved/
TNR Trust aims for Community Health through Animal Welfare, and we work towards this goal 1 dog (or cat) at a time. This is all possible by donations from the public as we do not receive government funding.
And the dogs? Through all the hard work, we were able to find them new homes: