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Volunteering with TNR: Post-Adoption House Visits

Some of our volunteers do house visits after an animal gets adopted through TNR Trust. We perform this extra service a few weeks after the adoption to make sure that the animal and his/her new family are compatible and that the animal has settled in well.

Below is a picture of a happy pup called Nelson. Nelson was found wandering around Nairobi. He has a lovely nature, extremely affectionate and loves being around people.

The house visit showed the TNR Trust volunteer that Nelson was very happy with his new family and his new home.  The below picture speaks more than words!

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When dogs or cats come through TNR Trust, we firstly have them checked by a vet, find a foster home for them and then rehome them with a new and welcoming family or release them back if they had a appropriate place to go. When they get rehomed, a house visit follows.

TNR Trust can only perform all these services thanks to its volunteers.

For Donations, go to: https://secure.changa.co.ke/myweb/share/3103#.VQrdmV9UU80.facebook

If you are thinking of becoming a TNR Trust Volunteer, please go to: https://tnrtrustnairobi.wordpress.com/become-a-volunteer/

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADOPT ME?

WE STILL NEED A HOME!

We have some beautiful rescued pups who need homes.

Please email tnrtrustnairobi@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting any one of our fantastic furry friends!


Contact: TNR Trust via:
Carla 0733 739 708 or Hanne 0703 358 975 (sms)
Email: tnrtrustnairobi@gmail.com

TNR Trust requires an approved adoption contract, a donation of 8000 ksh to help cover vaccinations/food and a requisite follow-up home visit.

New owners must commit to spaying/neutering


DORA

 

 

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Dora the clown!
As her name implies, Dora is the explorer in our foster group. Always looking for something new, she needs to stay busy. Very intelligent and sweet, she loves to play with any dog she meets. She is about 10 months old, spayed and microchipped and already knows basic commands.
As she is very energetic, she would best suit a home with a medium/big dog so she can play lots and sleep well at night. A family with older children and or someone who can spend lots of time with her would be ideal!


CHUBBS

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Chubbs is a fun-loving dog, protective of his family, somewhat shy of strangers but gets over it quickly. Loves to play, especially with kids. At almost a year old he will need time spent on training to prevent normal teenage habits such as jumping and mouthing as he plays.
Once carefully introduced he gets along with other dogs. He has been living with small kids and grew up with a large dog and a cat, who was his best friend


BLITZEN

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Who can resist these ears!?

Blitzen was our little Christmas miracle. Born December 2017, she had a rough start in life. But through some tender, love and care from her foster parent, she has become an energetic and playful pup who also loves to nap and cuddle with all of the foster family members. She loves people and follows them around.


COLE

Cole waiting for his bath
Cole waiting for his bath
"Big Boy" Cole
“Big Boy” Cole

Cole is the “big boy” of this litter! He loves to play and has a very curious nature. He loves to run around with his siblings but is not a big fan of baths!
(Born in November 2017)
 


PATCH

Patch throwing the full force of puppy eyes at the camera
Patch throwing the full force of puppy eyes at the camera
Diego resting after a walk
Patch after his bath

Patch is a lively little boy. He likes playing and is interested in making friends with big and small dogs. Patch is also very photogenic!
(Born in November 2017)


APRIL

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(Born in November 2017)
 


ZOEY

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Zoey: check out the heart-shaped colouring on that tiny nose of hers!

Zoey is our quiet little girl. She will gently wait for her share of attention and when she has it, will make sure to get all your love! And be honest, who can resist the heart-shaped spot on her nose?!
(Born in November 2017)


 

LUCY

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Lucy is a female of just over a year old. She was hanging out at a barrier for a while and was a favourite amongst the guards. They contacted us to make sure she goes to a good home where she is well taken care off.

She settled in really well at the foster family. She is very friendly to everyone. No history of interaction with other dogs yet.

I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED! Flint aka Max

ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED! ADOPTED!

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Flint was found as a scrawny little dog hanging around a farm gate. The owners of the farm called 1 of the TNR Trust volunteers because they did not recognize it as a local dog. Because he had probably been wandering around, he had gotten very skinny and seemed to be quite old as well. Flint was crying a lot and was covered in ticks.

Catching him was no easy task. He would give us the run-around and was also displaying some aggression, which made us think that he had probably been beaten. Once we were able to lure him out of his hiding, the wheels started turning on our TNR machine. He licked the volunteer’s hand very briefly, which was a good sign.

We first took him to the vet for vaccination and, once thoroughly checked, Flint was put in a loving foster home. At the foster home, it was just himself and 1 woman. He was allowed to be a soppy and cuddly lap dog and she was able to monitor his behaviour very closely. And luckily we found him an amazing new family who were very willing to adopt him.

We did a house visit to Flint, who is now known as Max, and he is delighted with his new family. We wish Max all the best!

If you like to know more about TNR Trust and what we do, please click TNR About us_FINAL_HR 20180110 for our flyer.

TNR Trust in the news!

Yes, yes, yes! TNR Trust was in the NEWS!

VIDEO:  Click on: TNR Trust fights to end rabies by 2030

In October 2017, Carla Viezee (a trustee from TNR Trust) gave an interview to The Star explaining what the intentions and goals are from TNR Trust regarding eradicating rabies in Kenya. 

WHAT IS RABIES?

Rabies is a fatal but preventable disease.  Rabies is a viral disease that is transmitted through the saliva or tissues from the nervous system from an infected mammal to another mammal, usually through a bite.

A guard dog in rural area (Kenya)
A guard dog in rural area (Kenya)

Human mortality from canine rabies is estimated to be 60,000 per year worldwide, with about 56% of the cases occurring in Asia and 43.6% in Africa, mostly in rural areas. This translates to 1 death due to rabies every 10 minutes in the two continents.

In Kenya, it is estimated that up to 2,000 human deaths occur annually due to rabies. Domestic dogs are responsible for transmission of over 98% of all human rabies cases in Kenya

WHAT IS RABIES?

We have 3 aims:  education, vaccination and sterilisation.

The mobile clinic Carla was speaking of is now nearly finished! With this mobile clinic, TNR Trust will be able to visit more remote areas where low-cost vet care is lacking. 

Our Mobile Clinic is nearly finished!
Our Mobile Clinic is nearly finished!

Education will help to make the locals aware of health issues, rabies prevention and how to care for their cats and dogs.

Vaccination against rabies applies to all dogs and cats – pets and strays.  It is cheaper to vaccinate a dog against rabies than to give a person post-exposure prophylaxis (treatment after a dog bite).  Treatment of rabies for people is expensive and not readily available in rural areas, while 1 vaccine for a dog or cat costs about 60 Ksh (including needle syringe)!

Pet cats should also be vaccinated for rabies – they may be exposed while outside and can potentially bring rabies into the home.

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Vaccination kit

Sterilisation helps to curb in the population of dogs and cats and helps to improve the behaviour of an animal because they no longer go seeking mating partners. It also improves Community Health because uncontrolled animal population exposes them to health Risks like rabies, dog bites by hungry animals and worms. 

For the full story, please click HERE

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Volunteering with TNR: Post-Adoption House Visits

When dogs or cats come through TNR Trust, we firstly have them checked by a vet, find a foster home for them and then rehome them with a new and welcoming family or release them back if they had a appropriate place to go.

But when they get adopted, the process is not done yet! To make sure the animal and the family are compatible, we perform a house visit a few weeks after the adoption to ensure the animal has settled in well.

Above is a picture of from a recent house visit to Isabella. Isabella was found in a car park By TNR Trust checking in to see how she was doing, we were able to confirm that she settled in well with her family and other furry friends (a parrot, a labrador and an ancient poodle) and she is being treated like the Queen of the House.

TNR Trust can only reach its aims through volunteers. For Donations, go to:

https://secure.changa.co.ke/myweb/share/3103#.VQrdmV9UU80.facebook

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