NEWS

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.

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.

End of Year Rabies Vaccination Campaign

Held at Getrudes Baptist Githogoro Westlands North on 1rd December, 2018

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How best could we have celebrated our 3rd Anniversary? Together with KESCAVA and the County Veterinary, we organized a Rabies Vaccination Campaign which was held at Getrudes Baptist located at Githogoro village in Westlands North. One beautiful thing about this campaign is that we didn’t wait for the locals to come to the ground. Though it was chilly, wet and drizzling early morning we moved out to different homes vaccinating cats, dogs and also bunnies.

It was very interesting to note how our three young ambassadors who took our volunteers to different homes collecting cats and bunnies to be vaccinated. This is not just interesting but exciting that Animal Welfare is not about the adults but also the young ones. By 3Pm, we had vaccinated 53 cats, 24 adult dogs, 20 puppies, and 5 bunnies, totalling to 102.

Deworming-small.jpgAs we celebrate our three years of existence, we have so far been able to rescue, rehome, spay/neuter and vaccinated 221 dogs and 45 cats to date.

This campaign would not be a success if we didn’t have a team of Veterinary Doctors who sacrificed their time and braved the weather and going round to vaccinate the dogs and cats.

Thank you Prof. Susan Mbugua, Dr. James Nyariki, Dr. Desmond Tutu and Dr. Fransica Ngatia.

We cannot forget our volunteers from the University of Nairobi Vet students, and our TNR Trust volunteers Priya, Carla, Asante sana. You are the best!