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.

Sasha: Before, during and now! A brave and gentle lady up for adoption

Sasha had been tied up with a very short leash to a tree. She had been left for days without food or water and her owner was not interested in her well-being. She was just an inch away from Death’s Door.

After a few weeks, Sasha went to a lovely foster family TNR Trust was able to find for her. We ensured she had access to a good shelter and environment so that she could get an immune system boost from being in the sun, sniffing around in the garden and doing some gently walks with a family that already had experience owning dogs. Sasha had to go through a lot of physical but also mental healing. 

 

The above shows the incredible road to recovery this strong but gentle lady had to walk. Malnourishment, ticks, fleas and neglect did not stop her from becoming a fantastic dog.

Below are some of the great character traits which make her a perfect candidate for being your new dog:

  • Born January 2017
  • Very calm and loves attention.
  • She is looking for a forever, loving and permanent home.
  • She would be much more confident and play more in a family that has a dog.
  • She is good with cats and approved for family with 8 Years & older children.

 

Interested? Please email admin@tnrtrust.org to adopt the wonderful Sasha!

REFERENCES:

TNR Trust Emergency: When we found Sasha

Sasha: back from the brink of death

Another wonderful “FAILED FOSTERS”

Chebet came to us through KSPCA. She was known to the KSPCA Staff as “Kadogo” (little one). She was in a large kennel with lots of other dogs and was pushed to the back by the other bigger dogs. But she called to us with a very cute “Rrrrruuuuw” (howl/bark) she produced.

Chebet was extremely excited sitting in a car. She spent most of it looking out of the windows
Chebet was extremely excited sitting in a car. She spent most of it looking out of the windows

She quickly bonded with our volunteers and loved the attention. She was very active and loved exploring, including sniffing all the dogs and cats bums (much to the cats’ displeasure). She immediately jumped into our car and spent most of the drive to her new foster home looking out of the windows and trying to connect with Farah, who was in a crate next to her.

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Chebet settled in well into her foster family. 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.

For example:

  • 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 Chebet. At the foster family, she learned how not to be so bossy as they had a big Ridgeback who would put her in her place.

But they got along splendidly, and eventually we got a message from the foster parents saying that Chebet (now renamed DOBBIE) was to become a permanent member of their household. And as we all know: more often than we think, the dog choses its owner, not the other way around 🙂

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TNR Trust is always looking for foster families so we can help rehome more dogs (and cats) that cannot be released again at the place where they came from. 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.

Sasha: back from the brink of death

SASHA: BEFORE

Remember the story on the dog that had been tied up with a very short leash to a tree? She had been left for days without food or water (click HERE for the full story).

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The above is how Sasha was found. Her owner had no interest in her well-being and was basically waiting for her to die. Her puppies had already died and were lying around her.

Thanks to Mr A. (an 18-year-old but experienced dog person), TNR Trust was called in to come help. We rushed her to the vet for a complete check-up and medical care. She was very weak, full of ticks and fleas, refused to eat and was put on a drip. She was literally knocking on death’s door… For a few days she did not touch her food and was throwing up. We braced ourselves for the worst.

But… after a few more days, most ticks and fleas were gone and the medication started to work. She started gaining weight and even offered her paw to one of the trustees who went to check up on her.

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SASHA: AFTER

After a few weeks, Sasha went to a lovely foster family TNR Trust was able to find for her. We ensured she had access to a good shelter and environment so that she could get an immune system boost from being in the sun, sniffing around in the garden and doing some gently walks with a family that already had experience owning dogs.

Sasha has been slowly but surely going through a lot of physical but also mental healing. She settled in fine at her foster home and gets very excited when she sees the family getting up in the morning. And what a world of difference this has made already:

Once she is all healed, she will be up for adoption!

YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN!

TNR Trust does not receive any government funding and we are 100% volunteer-based. We strive to better Community Health by ensuring healthy small populations of cats and dogs through sterilization and vaccination. The only way we can keep on continuing to our programs is by your donations.

We thank everyone who donated when we posted Sasha’s story!! An hour before we got wind of her plight, the TNR Trustees had had a meeting in which it had become clear that TNR Trust had no funds left for trap/neuter/release work, rabies vaccinations, or even rescues. All TNR  foster families spots were filled up, and all these animals also need food, vaccinations and (if necessary) medication. Thanks to the donations that came in after the appeal and the offer of the foster family to take her in, we were able to sort out Sasha.

Each of you have the power to help any future dogs/cats in need! 

Meanwhile you can do this work yourself in your compound or area: trap a cat or dog, have it sterilized and vaccinated and put it back if in good health. Do a small harambee (fundraiser) to cover the costs. One animal at a time prevents thousands of births in future. See our website for more info or contact our office (admin@tnrtrust.org)

Get involved and help us, 1 animal at a time!

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PUPPY SNUGGLES

Tiggy’s puppies are all mobile pups, ready for anything under the sky!

Some of our volunteers went to their foster home to socialize the pups, ensuring they are comfortable with humans.

And because it’s a Monday, we will give you a BIG BATCH OF PUPPY SNUGGLING PICTURES!

TNR Trust: The TNR “Machine” (or: what we do and what your donations enable us to do )

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:

TIMMY (mum) was adopted by a family and she will be emigrating to Sweden in 2019.
TIMMY (mum) was adopted by a family and she will be emigrating to Sweden in 2019.
BONZO (now called “Clifford”) settled in nicely into his new home
BONZO (now called “Clifford”) settled in nicely into his new home
DOA being the only female in the litter, was able to stand her ground against her 3 brothers. She was eventually adopted by a woman who took her as a birthday present to herself.
DOA being the only female in the litter, was able to stand her ground against her 3 brothers. She was eventually adopted by a woman who took her as a birthday present to herself.
GIZA had just gone to a foster home when he was adopted
GIZA had just gone to a foster home when he was adopted
SANDY  (now called “Biscuit”) is loving her new home.
SANDY  (now called “Biscuit”) is loving her new home.

!! PUPPY PICTURES!! Tiggy and pups – up for adoption

TNR stands for “TRAP, NEUTER AND RELEASE”

All dogs and cats that go through our hands get trapped, receive vet care, vaccinations, get spayed/neutered and (if possible) they are released again in the same area.

If Release is not possible, TNR Trust looks for a new home for the dog/cat. In Tiggy’s case, the release part was not possible as she did not have a home to call her own PLUS she had 9 pups to raise !!

Tiggy and her little ones are currently staying with a TNR Foster Family, where they get plenty of opportunity to socialize with people, children and learn how to be dogs.

The below are pictures from the “Puppy Snuggling Party” the Foster Family had organized. We hope this will lead to the little puppers being adopted quickly!

 

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