A good Samaritan called Kevin contacted us at the end of March 2017. Every day he goes for his morning walk around his neighbourhood in Mwimuto (Nairobi, Kenya) and since this is a more rural part of Nairobi, he meets a lot of free-roaming dogs on his way. He told us he is even known there as “the dog person”.
Kevin took us to the compound of an elderly Kikuyu lady, who we addressed with respect as Shosho (grandmother). She had a young male dog that had been hit by a motorbike 3 months ago. His leg had healed badly over time, which resulted in the poor pup walking on 3 legs only. She told us (through Kevin’s translation) that her dog was “broken” and eyed us a bit suspiciously when we arrived at her door with “the dog person” Kevin.
After explaining to her that we could get him checked by a vet and assuring her that we will bring him back to her, TNR Trust took the animal to the vet for vaccination and treatment.
Sadly the dog will have to live with his injury, but Shosho was very pleased to receive a certificate of vaccination and information on prevention of Rabies. The vet also prescribed bone movement pills. He can now put a bit of weight on his bad leg, which shows that the pills are working. Kevin checks daily how all the animals are doing and ensures medicines are given on time.
Most dogs do not get names in the rural area as they are often regarded as animals only, not a part of the family. This has nothing to do with being disrespectful towards the animals, it is just the way things work in Kenya. But now Shosho seems to have taken a liking to the pup and she has given him his own name, which is “Simba”.
This story is a good example of TNR Trust Nairobi’s motto, which is “Community health through Animal Welfare”. We wish Shosho and Simba all the best.
TNR Trust Nairobi recently introduced their new merchandise . These car seat covers keep your car from getting dirty, just in time for the rain-and-mud season! They can be used as a hammock between front and rear seats or as shown in the boot of your SUV.
Tank and Jasiri are shown on the picture below, comfortably driving along with their owner Neeltje, who is very happy not to have such a dirty car anymore!
Covers are Ksh 2,500 to support the running of our mobile clinic and they are available in Black, Green, Burgundy, Tan and Purple (as shown).
For more information, go to: Car Seat Covers – Merchandise
April began with a bang. A good samaritan in Mwimuto (Nairobi, Kenya) contacted us as he discovered a shockingly thin bitch who was too weak to stand up. He discovered she had 6 puppies and although they were in a compound, the inhabitants neither claimed ownership nor fed her.
After feeding the female for a few days, Kevin called TNR Trust for help. We baptized her “Katie” on the spot and convinced Moses, the compound owner, and his family to feed her and the puppies from donated dog food whilst TNR looked for a solution.
TNR took all animals to the vet for vaccination and treatment. Katie’s appetite improved day by day and the puppies took less from her as they get solid food several times a day.
Moses and his family received full information on rabies prevention and his children were happily feeding the dogs. Kevin checked daily how all the animals are doing and ensures medicines are given on time.
We then moved the little furry family to a foster home, where they increased to gain in strength and cuteness. Katie started looking like a normal dog and enjoyed playing with her puppies.
Max was one of the puppies and the first one to find his new family!
We wish him many cuddles and all the best in his new life. Let’s hope his siblings will have equal luck in finding a lovely home.
Look at him trying to sneak a kiss on his delighted new owner
On December 2nd 2016, TNR Trust had been a Kenyan registered trust for 1 year!
In the first year we have vaccinated nearly 80 animals against rabies, spayed/neutered and either rehomed or returned those animals to their habitat while educating people on better animal care.
We have done 5 days of education taking our TNR Booth on the road to big events. We have run children’s quizzes, games and coloring all with a gentle Be Kind to Animals theme, as well as Dog Bite Prevention and Rabies Awareness.
TNR Trust has, thanks to generous animal lovers, run a successful Get Chained Nairobi Campaign that resulted in gifting KSPCA with 111,750 KSH . We have created many educational brochures, that are already producing great results.
I have to thank my small but dedicated band of volunteers. Many thanks to my volunteers, it couldn’t be done without them! In the first quarter of the year, our volunteers numbered FOUR, including me! We are still a small group, but we have diverse skills, so it’s working well. However we could use always use more volunteers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TNR !
Amy L. Rapp, TNR Trust Nairobi Founder