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 !

I have been adopted! Luna

ADOPTED! 

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Luna (on right) with her new family!

Luna was found trying to cross a road in April this year; she was hobbling along painfully, with a huge gaping wound to the bone on her leg. Her rescuer followed her and found her mother who appeared to be blind. Both were starving and cold, sleeping out in the open, in the heavy rains and freezing cold of Tigoni, in a shallow hole dug out in the ground. It transpired later, from a local squatter, that they had been attacked by a gang who had a feud with him and they had set alight his chickens and Luna’s three siblings. Thankfully, mum and Luna (who was around 4 months old then) managed to escape, but not after having been attacked viciously by the panga-wielding men.

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Luna

The rescuers eventually gained their trust and brought them home for fostering. Even though both dogs had endured such cruelty and hardship, they were both gentle and very sweet-natured. Luna continued to recover slowly: from tick fever that she almost died from had she not been given a transfusion by a quick-thinking vet, tapeworm infestation, infection of the bone, an abscess in her foot, and a slow-healing fracture. None of that however, stopped Luna from being such a free-spirited, feisty, happy and delightful puppy that loves zooming around and giving back loads of cuddles and love to her foster family. She has now been adopted by a loving and active family where she is happily settling down with her new four-legged friends.

Feisty Bella is looking for a forever home!

Some boys chucked Bella in a wood pile after their attempts to sell her failed.
Luckily it was next to our office and a good Samaritan asked for help in removing her.
He also made a large donation towards her vet bills.
Born end of September she is a feisty girl who is very clever. She loves the big cats so she jumps on them and gets told off mildly. She is looking forward to Christmas in a great home. She is almost entirely house trained and bravely walks on a leash with the pack.

Please email us if you are interested in adopting Bella!ny one of our fantastic furry friends!

For detailed information on the adoptable dogs and cats, and TNR’s Terms and Conditions, got to: 

Dogs for Adoption

Cats for Adoption

 

 

 

RABIES: How do I prevent it?

In light of World Rabies Day on 28 September, we will dedicate this week’s post to Rabies: The facts, the figures, how to prevent it and our goals.

  1. Make sure your pets are vaccinated annually by a registered vet or DVO. Vaccines through a DVO are cheap, costing about Ksh 100.
  2. Do not touch unknown dogs and wildlife.
  3. Educate your community.
  4. “Do it yourself”: Facilitate/sponsor vaccinations of street dogs and pets of low income people in your community.
  5. Facilitate/sponsor sterilization of pets to reduce the spread of rabies in neglected pet populations.
  6. Contact TNR Trust for vets who participate in our community programme or contact a vet in your area through the Kenya Veterinary Board.
  7. Sponsor rabies vaccination campaigns by KSPCA, TNR Trust and other such institutions.
  8. TNR Trust’s mission is to help eradicate rabies in Kenya using a mobile clinic to
    reach communities. Be part of driving this clinic – help us eradicate rabies and keep
    Kenyan communities safe! Donate towards our mobile clinic – materials or cash – so we can reach many.

For more information on TNR Trust and Rabies Prevention, check out our flyer HERE.

 

Rabies Prevention: what to do in case of a dog bite?

In light of World Rabies Day on 28 September, we will dedicate this week’s post to Rabies: The facts, the figures, how to prevent it and our goals.

Today we look at what you should do if a rabid or unknown animal has bitten you:

  1. Make the bite / wound bleed as much as possible, then wash with clean water and soap or disinfectant. This reduces the chance of rabies substantially. THIS IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE TREATMENT BY A DOCTOR INCLUDING POST EXPOSURE RABIES VACCINATIONS!
  2. You should go and see your doctor IMMEDIATELY!
  3. DO NOT WAIT: once you are infected the disease is always fatal if not treated immediately, or once symptoms appear!

For more information, see our flyer at the following link: TNR Rabies Prevention Flyer

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TNR Volunteer: KARANJA

We are so lucky to have dedicated volunteers who help socializing and healing our fosters. We asked several of them what motivates them.

Karanja, a university graduate, is up first:

Why do you volunteer with foster dogs?

Karanja: “I have always loved dogs. As I was inbetween jobs I didn’t want to be idle and giving my time to the fosters seemed a worthwhile pastime.” 

What do you “take home” from volunteering?

Karanja: “Patience. I used to give up easily if something didn’t work immediately. Malaika  (the white dog) who was very scared after a bad accident and amputation took 3 months before we could put a collar on. Sitting beside her and slowly gaining her trust taught this patience. It makes a difference in my interaction with people now too.”

What difference does your volunteering make to the dogs?

Karanja: “Wow! Where do I start, I can answer this question by using Malaika, one of my favorites.  When I came in the first day there was a sign on Malaika’s kennel which said: “she bites, don’t touch, no eye contact”. After learning how to get her socialised, it became clear that she has a beautiful personality. I mean, she has come from far: from not touching her to touching her nose only, to legs to petting her all over. I feel proud to have played a part in this major achievement. 

My volunteering I believe, makes a big difference to the dogs, because I’ve seen most of them make huge strides to being happy and adoptable. The training and well programmed instructions we follow has also been one of the other contributing factors to the success.

And what difference does your volunteering make to you?

As I learn and understand much about their behaviours, I get to understand myself even better and this makes me a better volunteer to the doggies every day.

How do you become a TNR Trust Volunteer?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, there are multiple areas at TNR Trust where we depend on the help of volunteers, which you can find HERE. Become a volunteer and make a difference!