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.

Official Launch of the Mobile Clinic is here!

Over last weekend everyone at TNR has been working so hard  as we officially launch the TNR Trust’s mobile clinic on the 16th March and 17th March at the Garissa Road Primary School in Kiambu County.

Our mobile clinic is the first of its kind in Kenya – with an on-board surgery dedicated to sterilising and vaccinating dogs and cats and with your support, we can improve the health and welfare of your community and its animals.

Joseph M. Kamau, Kiambu County Executive of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries & Irrigation will be with our team of qualified vets and veterinary students, to explain and educate people about the prevention of rabies and dog bites, the health benefits of a controlled dog and cat population and practising good animal welfare.

Our education program targets adults and children from age six upwards.

Vaccination CatGithogoro

It’ll be a hugely busy couple of days because the TNR vets hope to vaccinate at least 600 animals from our on-board surgery, and in order to do that we need your donations.

It costs just 300 Khs to vaccinate each animal – so we are hoping 600 people will donate that amount to reach our target.

The more we raise – the more animals we can vaccinate to help prevent the spread of rabies.

 *DONATE HERE*

FACTS ABOUT RABIES AND THE ANIMAL POPULATION

  • In Kenya, 2000 people die of rabies every year
  • 40% of those killed are children under the age of 15
  • Rabies is easily prevented by vaccinating dogs and cats
  • One un-spayed female dog could produce up to 3000 offspring in 5 years (if no deaths)
  • One un-spayed female cat could produce up to 29000 offspring in 5 years (if no deaths)

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

Meet our Mobile Clinic Vet!

Dr. Desmond Tutu, B.V.M. – Veterinarian

Dr. Desmond Tutu received his undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine from The University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences. He is an experienced veterinary surgeon with passion for animals and animal welfare. He has experience as a clinician from one of the best private clinics in East Africa where he served as an associate veterinary surgeon between 2011 and 2014. Most recently, 2014-2018, he managed a working dog kennel with a private security company. Dr Tutu was responsible for the health and welfare of over 500 dogs, performing surgeries both soft tissue, orthopaedics and internal medicine.

He is an animal welfare and animal rights champion and loves working with all species of animals; companion, livestock and exotic veterinary practice. He has specific interest in dogs and cats especially the stray population. He enjoys the neuter programs and has been involved with the KVA (Kenya Veterinary Association) and the KESCAVA (Kenya Small and Companion Animal Veterinary Association) neuter and vaccination programs as part of CSR that the two associations perform every year.

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Dr. Desmond Tutu, TNR Trust’s Mobile Clinic Vet

He has been part of KSPCA as a student and as a graduate helping out with education on stray dog population control programs. He is very excited to be part of TNR Trust as the pioneer mobile clinic veterinarian. Dr Tutu brings many years of experience with small animal surgery with over 500 dogs and cats spayed and castrated in his career. The objectives of the project are in line with his career goals and offer him an opportunity to realise the dream of a Rabies free Kenya.

In addition to veterinary medicine, he has interest in advocacy, sensitisation, and animal welfare and loves music, reading and travelling.

Meet Erick!

As a boy growing up in Nyamira County, Erick Onsongo had ambitions of helping people by becoming a doctor – but he couldn’t ignore his love for animals that had grown from his time spent looking after sheep and cattle during his school holidays and at weekends.

If he was to become a vet, he realised he could help both. By teaching locals how to treat and look after animals properly, the animals would benefit – and the communities, with a greater understanding of animal behaviour, would be more tolerant of them.

After a chance meeting with Amy Rapp of the TNR Trust in 2016, whilst still training as a vet at the University of Nairobi, he knew he had found an organisation that embodied the principles he believed in, and he decided to dedicate his free time in helping the TNR Trust.

As his involvement with the organisation grew, he became more involved with the mobile clinic and along with Carla, Erick devised an education programme which the TNR could put in place to get the message out to communities on how vaccination would keep their animals healthy and sterilisation would prevent the over population of cats and dogs.

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Erick (right) “in action”

Erick is hugely excited about the official launch of the clinic in January 2019 – pending the issuance of our KVB (Kenya Vet Board Permit) – and is keen to visit the more rural parts of Nairobi – so that he can provide much needed medical care to animals who are suffering and advise locals on vaccinations and what to do in the event of a dog or a cat bite.

Update on the TNR Mobile Clinic

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! – the countdown to Christmas has begun and we are taking full advantage of this season of goodwill by busily recruiting volunteers for the TNR mobile clinic.

The first person we’d like to thank for joining our team is Erick Onsongo -one of the mobile clinic’s veterinary volunteers who’s been pivotal in helping set the programme up.

We will be profiling Erick next week, who explains how a chance meeting with the TNR’s Amy Rapp and a desire to better the lives of animals and people has changed the course of his life.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Erick – either for the profile or to find out how you can volunteer your services, then please get in touch with the TNR Trust.

Launch of the TNR Trust Mobile Clinic

The TNR Trust’s mobile clinic will be on the road in January, to fulfill our mission of improving community health by sterilizing and vaccinating dogs and cats in and around Nairobi.

Once fully up and running, the clinic will vaccinate up to 250 animals  and sterilize up to 20 dogs and cats a day – but we can’t do it on our own.

If you’re a registered vet or veterinary student and would like to help the TNR Trust, or if your company is looking to provide funding for a very worthwhile cause, then we’d love to hear from you!

Please click on the link to see how you can help.

VETS

We need registered vets and veterinary students to sterilize and vaccinate animals brought to us against rabies. They will work alongside our volunteers to educate the communities we meet on the benefits of maintaining a healthy dog and cat population. If you want to be part of this please contact us via email

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Sterilization and vaccination is important – but expensive. We are offering a competitive branding package for potential sponsors as well as advertising space on our mobile clinic. If you think your company would like to be part of this please contact us via email