An amazing Scandinavian meal!

A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who was involved in our fabulous and unique Nordic Dinner on the 8th February, which raised almost 200,000 Ksh – funding the sterilisation of around 40 animals.

An awesome achievement!

Guests enjoyed traditional Scandinavian food – especially imported from Sweden and cooked brilliantly by Katerina Torsell and Ninna Birkenhoff, who brought their husbands and children along to help Elite Tents serve drinks and food throughout the evening.

After sampling Norwegian Aquavit with dinner, the party go-ers were encouraged to join in with a lively and traditional schnapps sing-a-long, led by Erik Torsell and aided by beautifully printed song sheets for those who were a little unsure of the words to some of the Swedish songs.

Thank you to Carol’s sister for donating the Prosecco and Simon Johnson for his wonderful bottles of Aalborg Christmas Aquavit bottles, which raised an incredible 25,000Khs at auction.

Alpha Fine Foods and Valley Vegetables generously donated the meat and vegetables for the evening and the sumptuous wine selection was provided by Baraka Wines who perfectly matched the wine for each dish at very short notice.

Thanks once again to all our volunteers and sponsors – who’s generosity helped make the evening such a success.

We are planning another event in May – details to follow – so keep your diaries free!

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Young Supporters Extraordinaire!

At the end of last year three animal loving schoolchildren chose to support the TNR Trust by donating the proceeds of the home-made cards during the Zen Kids Business Fair held at Zen Gardens (Read their Business Plan)

Keiya (10), and Sitara (8) Sumaria and Ayana (11) Karena – enlisted the help of some friends and sold cards in aid of the TNR, whilst chanting ‘We love Dogs!’ around the grounds.

Their hard work and persistence not only helped raise the profile of the charity at the fair – they also raised a whopping 47,000 KES in the process!

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Keiya, Sitara and Ayana in action during the Fair

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the girls and the boys “pushing” the sales!

The money will all go towards funding our new Mobile Clinic and our dog and cat vaccination and sterilisation programme.

Hear more from the girls themselves!

And here to hear from the supporting boys!

 

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The Team by TNR Mobile Clinic

WORLD RABIES DAY: Educating the future of this country

TNR Trust Karura Education Children Event

Going with the theme for this year’s World Rabies Day that is “Share the Message, Save a Life.” on 21st September, 2018, TNR Trust in collaboration with Friends of Karura held a half day Kids Event at Karura Forest. The intention of the event was to sensitize school children of the age of 6 years to 14 years old children on the subject rabies. It should be noted 2,000 Kenyans die every year because of rabies

For the event to be more relevant and factual, we invited Fifth Year Veterinary students from the University of Nairobi who took through the children on that particular subject. And a lot of questions came out for the speaker to answer during Q&A time.

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It will be important to note some of the interesting questions the students had concerning rabies. The questions included:

  1. Can an infected dog that is pregnant, give birth to puppies that are infected with rabies?
  2. Where did this disease come from?
  3. If a dog has rabies, can it be treated and get healed?
  4. If a dog has rabies, can I kill?
  5. What causes rabies?
  6. How do we vaccinate dogs?
  7. If cats are also infected with

These and many other questions were asked by the students during the talk and our able tutor of the day Rashid Ocholla did a great job in using very simple language to make the students understand what is rabies, symptoms if bitten and how to prevent rabies infection and spread.

Being a children event, we had stuffed toys of dogs, stethoscopes and Dr’s coat, empty syringes and a digital weighing scale, where they imitated being Vet Doctors, with the help of the vet students, they were shown how to vaccinate a dog and where exactly. It was real fun for the students.

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With the sponsorship from Swedish Society, we had prepared colouring booklets with drawings showing how to take care and treat our dogs and crayons for the students, which we gave them to colour and take home.

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Being an education event, Swahili Rabies posters were given to all the students and their teachers to take home to their parents and neighbours. The teachers and the students were very happy for learning much about rabies and how it can be prevented.