VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Okay supporters – we need you BIG TIME!

VOLUNTEERS needed urgently!

Fundraising (NO funds NO clinic!)

Five volunteers who are needed immediately :

You will be the DRIVER of our Trust’s success! We want super excited and committed people for this area. Attributes required:

  1. Super self driven/ able to work independently
  2. Have a min. of 8 hours per week available for the Trust throughout the period
  3. Can commit fully for at least one year (holidays are allowed :))
  4. Subscribes to  ‘commitment to time, promises made, deadlines and punctuality
  5. Team spirit and cooperation
  6. Highly skilled in talking with people, timely reporting and feedback
  7. Preferred (proven) experience/success in at least one of these fields: marketing, sales, communication, fundraising, event organising

Kindly fill the form TNR Trust Volunteer application form and send to admin@tnrtrust.org THIS WEEK. For more info, call Carla 0733739708.

Img 1EDUCATION for adults and children (rabies and dog bite prevention, animal welfare/husbandry)

Four volunteers needed to create and /or expand
the design of these programs

These programs are fun, informative and will be used at Mobile Clinic days, schools and adult forums.

The designs should be done within 2 weeks. Further improvements over time. We need a head of the group.

  1. Super self driven/ able to work independently
  2. Have a min. of 8 hours per week available for the Trust for the two weeks
  3. Can commit fully for at least six months ( holidays are allowed :))
  4. Subscribes to  ‘commitment to time, promises made, deadlines and punctuality
  5. Team spirit and cooperation
  6. Highly skilled in talking with people, timely reporting and feedback
  7. Preferred (proven) experience/success in at least one of these fields: education (teachers/life coaches), marketing, sales, communication, research
  8. We need one person who can make the displays – graphic Designer/Illustrator/Advertising person

Kindly fill the form TNR Trust Volunteer application form and send to admin@tnrtrust.org THIS WEEK. For more info, call Carla 0733739708.

It takes a village…

YES…. IT IS … SASHA!

The dog rescued in May last year.

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Sasha when she was first found in May 2018
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Sasha in August 2018
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Sasha now with her new family

At barely 14 kg and near death’s door, she was spotted by Azim and his mother in Kajiado tied on a tree. They heard she had eaten a chicken and the chicken owner had tied her up without food or water for many days so ‘she could die’. She had puppies during that time as they lay dead near her. She possibly ate some to stay alive. The worst case of abuse we have come across! She spend weeks in hospital and had numerous vet visits as she battled with her health. But here is the good news:  Sasha in her adoption home with her best mate Mada, who loves dressing Sasha up! Since December, Mada and her mother collected Sasha every weekend so she could get used to their home slowly and without trauma. Last month she went for good and has settled super well. And what is so amazing about dogs is that they never hold grudges. Sasha loves all people- maybe we as people can take something away from this?

At times, animal lovers are frustrated that TNR isn’t able to rescue all animals in distress. Here is why: picking up a dog is often the easiest part of a rescue/rehome case. It  takes a village of VOLUNTEERS  to get to a successful end: these are the people involved in Sasha’s rehabilitation: Amy dealing with the distress call and finding someone to collect the animal, Carla and Julie picking her up, Dr. Cockar, Dr Silvester and nursing team for saving her, Ameera and Whitney and husbands fostering many months, several volunteers socialising her, Eric walking her daily, David, Hanne and Jo for advertising and meeting with interested adopters, and adopters who are willing to take the time to get the dog used to a new home. Not to mention all the people who donated towards her bills. Unless many more people are willing to spend time and money, we can only rescue what we can handle!

Pinky and Violet – Flat living

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Pinky and Violet

Violet lives in a flat. She considered this before adopting Pinky :

1. Does the landlord allow pets in the flat?
2. How do my neighbours feel about dogs?
3. Is it safe for my dog to freely walk in a shared compound?

At times, we get interested adopters who upon checking with the landlord about acceptance of pets that he has changed his mind. We encourage everyone to consider all scenarios and engage all parties who can thwart your dream of having a pet before getting one. It will avoid a lot of heartache!

Violet is delighted with Pinky.

As soon as Pinky is sterilised she will go to her new home.

I have been adopted! Joey

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Joey is our first adoption in 2019! Last pup of a litter of nine from our rescued momma Tiggy he went to a five star home recently. He is a great match for this home as he has to fit in with different people and dogs. He likes everybody,  just like his mother.

We have five long-stay fosters remaining.  They are all ready for their own home. Watch our updated album. All they need is people with some patience and understanding. …. They are waiting for you to call !

Foster Carer Wilmina Retires

Many foster dogs and cats – small and large – have recovered their health through Wilmina’s dedicated cooking and care.
For three years she has cooked tons of food for probably several hundred dogs and some cats in our foster care. She fed, medicated and nurtured tiny sick pups and traumatised adult animals. Pebbles, Malaika, Piper, Lady, Fanta, Stripe, Snoopy are just some of them.
Now she retires from this and housekeeping.
She would love to start a food kiosk as she likes cooking and used to do it for years before dogs became her “customers”.
If anyone has some small tables and chairs or benches they don’t use and would like to donate for her kiosk she would be so happy. A jiko or a gas oven in working condition would have her bake too!
Kindly contact our office if you wish to support this. Meanwhile A BIG THANK YOU TO WILMINA. We will miss you.

Five reasons why

Five reasons why Kenya needs a good dog and cat control programme:

  • How good would it be if Kenya was a rabies free zone? You can help by getting your pet vaccinated against the disease.
  • It’s sad to see stray, unwanted dogs and cats in poor health. By sterilising your pet – you’re making sure you don’t add to the number of unloved animals roaming Kenya’s streets.
  • Stray animals don’t mix with Kenya’s unique wildlife or vital livestock. Sterilising your pet will reduce the number of dogs and cats becoming a nuisance.
  • By adopting stray animals that can be rehomed, you’re preventing them being put to sleep unnecessarily.
  • A low cost or free animal vaccination and sterilisation programme helps protect everyone in the community and goes a step closer towards ensuring that people and pets in Kenya are safe and healthy.