!! BREAKING NEWS !!

Exciting things are happening here at TNR Trust!

We had our preliminary KVB (Kenya Vet Board) inspection of our Mobile Clinic. They were most encouraging and very impressed with our clinic.  We have also received a grant to cover the vets salary for a year, so it’s really, really the home stretch!

Mobile clinic (MOCKUP)

We still have some items to cover, some are required by the vet board and some are things left to fund. 

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  • Permit fees 60,000 ksh (required) 
  • Branding of Mobile Clinic with our logo
  • Laptop, printer and power bar
  • 3 tents,  (1 with mesh sides)  
  • Padded canvas covers for protecting our solar panels 
  • LP Gas autoclave, gas canisters, and ring
  • Ramp to be build for the entrance for carrying sedated animals
  • Rubber mats for ramp and exam tables
  • Tables and chairs for paperwork for admitting animals, paperwork 
  • Megaphone
  • Basins / stands for pre washing surgical drapes and hand washing
  • Ongoing printing of vaccination cards
  • First Aid kit for humans, required triangles and fire extinguisher 

Monetary donations or donations in kinds are also very welcome!

How to Donate

Email us on admin@tnrtrust.org for Donations in Kind

Click HERE for Donations of funds via Mpesa, Stripe, PayPal, etc. – any amount is welcome!

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Sasha: back from the brink of death

SASHA: BEFORE

Remember the story on the dog that had been tied up with a very short leash to a tree? She had been left for days without food or water (click HERE for the full story).

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The above is how Sasha was found. Her owner had no interest in her well-being and was basically waiting for her to die. Her puppies had already died and were lying around her.

Thanks to Mr A. (an 18-year-old but experienced dog person), TNR Trust was called in to come help. We rushed her to the vet for a complete check-up and medical care. She was very weak, full of ticks and fleas, refused to eat and was put on a drip. She was literally knocking on death’s door… For a few days she did not touch her food and was throwing up. We braced ourselves for the worst.

But… after a few more days, most ticks and fleas were gone and the medication started to work. She started gaining weight and even offered her paw to one of the trustees who went to check up on her.

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SASHA: AFTER

After a few weeks, Sasha went to a lovely foster family TNR Trust was able to find for her. We ensured she had access to a good shelter and environment so that she could get an immune system boost from being in the sun, sniffing around in the garden and doing some gently walks with a family that already had experience owning dogs.

Sasha has been slowly but surely going through a lot of physical but also mental healing. She settled in fine at her foster home and gets very excited when she sees the family getting up in the morning. And what a world of difference this has made already:

Once she is all healed, she will be up for adoption!

YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN!

TNR Trust does not receive any government funding and we are 100% volunteer-based. We strive to better Community Health by ensuring healthy small populations of cats and dogs through sterilization and vaccination. The only way we can keep on continuing to our programs is by your donations.

We thank everyone who donated when we posted Sasha’s story!! An hour before we got wind of her plight, the TNR Trustees had had a meeting in which it had become clear that TNR Trust had no funds left for trap/neuter/release work, rabies vaccinations, or even rescues. All TNR  foster families spots were filled up, and all these animals also need food, vaccinations and (if necessary) medication. Thanks to the donations that came in after the appeal and the offer of the foster family to take her in, we were able to sort out Sasha.

Each of you have the power to help any future dogs/cats in need! 

Meanwhile you can do this work yourself in your compound or area: trap a cat or dog, have it sterilized and vaccinated and put it back if in good health. Do a small harambee (fundraiser) to cover the costs. One animal at a time prevents thousands of births in future. See our website for more info or contact our office (admin@tnrtrust.org)

Get involved and help us, 1 animal at a time!

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TNR TRUST EMERGENCY: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

After a TNR Trustee meeting this week, it became clear that TNR Trust has no funds left for  community health: trap, neuter and release work and rabies vaccinations, let alone rescues. . All TNR  foster families spots are filled up, and all these animals also need food, vaccinations and (if necessary) medication.

We have been trying to stretch our funds over the necessary expenditure, but we are at our wits’ end.

The above news arrived at our doorstep today, an hour after we received this report:

Abused and Neglected: villager was waiting for stray dog to die

A female dog had been spotted at death’s doorstep. She had been tied up to a tree FOR DAYS without food or water, with her dead puppies around her. The person who had contacted us (Mr. A.) was able to track down the owner, who had no interest in the dog or its wellbeing. And even though Mr A. only an 18-year-old boy, he decided he could not just sit by and let this inhumane practice continue.

Mr A. is luckily a very experienced dog person and has taken the dog in. He gave her a little bit of food and water and a much needed shelter. He has asked TNR Trust for our help, and we are really don’t want to turn this poor lady away.
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Will you give this neglected girl and other future rescues a second chance?

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!  Anyone who wants us to continue can help by organizing a fundraiser. Whether it is at your work or at your gym, a bake sale or shaving your hair. No matter how crazy and no matter what the amount is which you are able to raise, we at TNR Trust would be ever so grateful for your contribution.

An example of how you can help: a family that wanted to support TNR Trust had booked a table at the car boot sale at ISK (International School of Kenya) and put their profits into our paybill, helping us meet our daily bills!

Or if you want to just do a direct donation, you can go to https://tnrtrust.org/make-a-donation/

YOU CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

TNR Trust does not receive any government funding and we are 100% volunteer-based. We strive to better Community Health by ensuring healthy small populations of cats and dogs through sterilization and vaccination. The only way we can keep on continuing to our programs is by your donations. Each of you have the power to help this girl and any future dogs/cats in need.

Meanwhile you can do this work yourself in your compound or area: trap a cat or dog, have it sterilized and vaccinated and put it back if in good health. Do a small harambee (fundraiser) to cover the costs. One animal at a time prevents thousands of births in future. See our website for more info or contact our office.

Get involved and help us, 1 animal at a time.

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This was the picture asking for appeal – to help Robert and his family create a healthy animal population
TNR Trustee Carla handing over Blackie's vaccination certificate to Lucy
TNR Trustee Carla handing over Blackie’s vaccination certificate to Lucy

 

 

Full House Crisis at KSPCA

TNR Trust and KSPCA have an intimate working relationship. We also regularly pay them a visit to keep up-to-date with their workings and the situation at their kennels.

Last week a few volunteers from TNR Trust went for such a visit to KSPCA and were shocked. TNR Trust has a few dogs and cats at their fostering volunteers, but the amount of dogs and cats at the KSPCA Shelter was of a much higher level

The statistics will tell you the full situation:

  • about 200 dogs
  • more than 50 cats

On top of this, KSPCA does not receive any government support and, just like TNR Trust, KSPCA relies entirely on donations of the public.

You can support KSPCA through various ways:

  • Adopt one of these beautiful dogs and cats and give them a second chance
  • Make a donation to KSPCA at http://kspca-kenya.org/donate-now/ . Any amount is welcome as this will help them in their daily activities from feeding the pets, vaccination etc.
  • Attend a KSPCA Event. The next event is on Saturday 21st April: KSPCA DOG BRUNCH at Sankara, Woodvale Garden, Nairobi

But first and foremost: we should take up responsibility regarding our pets by taking care of them, feeding them well and support responsible breeding. By doing so, we shall have less unwanted dogs and cats that need to be rehomed, easing the pressure from KSPCA.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KSPCAKENYA/

Websitehttp://kspca-kenya.org/

A Spayed Mia is a Happy Mia

Little Mia is a playful little girl! She was rescued from Eastleigh and, after a full vet check-up, we found her great foster care, which she needed! She was so tiny and had a rough start in life. She had a skin infection as well which needed to be treated and closely monitored.

Teensy Tiny Mia when she had just arrived into TNR Care
Teensy Tiny Mia when she had just arrived into TNR Care

She loved cuddling, was very playful and lived with the cat from the foster family to get used to animals and humans alike.

TNR Trust managed to find Mia a home, but not before ensuring that her new owners will spay her. Spaying/Neutering is part of the adoption contract a new adopter needs to sign with TNR Trust. We also ask for a certificate of your vet as proof that this has been done once the dog or cat is of proper age.

A proper queen in her Furever Home
A proper queen in her Furever Home

Why are we so adamant in having this done? Let’s do the math… Assuming ZERO mortality, this can happen over the span of 5 years:

  • One unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce over 2,900 dogs
  • One unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce over 20,000 cats

Cats generally go in and out of heat every three weeks and can even get pregnant while still suckling new born kittens. Did you do the math? That is a lot of animals! And a lot of them will end up on the streets, unwanted.

TNR Trust is only able to make a difference thanks to donations. By means of our volunteers, we try to bring about a healthy and manageable cat (and dog) population. Any amount is helpful! To give you an idea:

  • 1 Cat (female) Spay costs Ksh 2,000
  • 1 Cat (male) Neuter costs Ksh 1,500

Click HERE to make a donation so that we can make more cats and cat owners happy!

Click HERE for the TNR Flyer on Neutering your pet

Tequila, Tacos and Terrific Company

What more could we have asked for!?

Cantana Tequila was completely sold out. 60 people had rsvp’d and withstood the rains to raise funds and tequila glasses for TNR Trust at Fonda NBO, the Mexican restaurant in Rosslyn Riviera Mall.

It all started when Edie found a dog in a snare. With the help of the vet, she was able to catch the dog and get it the medical treatment it needed. But the vet bill amounted so she sought out help amongst friends and family.

Around the same time, she got into contact with Amy Rapp for some tips and, hearing of the work TNR Trust does, decided to include us in the fundraiser. Together with her husband Jonty, a profession connoisseur of tequila, she came up with a concept for a night that would promise great fun.

The guests started to arrive at 7pm and set down for a warm-up drink. We first got a thorough explanation of how the tequila in our 3 tasting shot classes came about. Fonda NBO had provided some amazing totopos and, after the tasting, 3 mini-tacos

After everyone had had their fill, it was time for the quiz! We were questioned on African Geography, Local Knowledge and so many more things and quite a competitive edge came about amongst the merry crowd!

We also like to congratulate Sabrina, the lucky winner of the evening’s raffle, with her brand new doggy bed which had been donated to TNR Trust.

Our gratitude goes out to Edie and Jonty, for organizing the event, and to Fonda NBO, for hosting us in their beautiful and welcoming restaurant!

Preparing for the guests at Fonda NBO, Rosslyn Riviera Mall
Preparing for the guests at Fonda NBO, Rosslyn Riviera Mall
Preparing for the guests at Fonda NBO, Rosslyn Riviera Mall
Preparing for the guests at Fonda NBO, Rosslyn Riviera Mall
Medusa, the snared dog, with whom the whole event started
Medusa, the snared dog, with whom the whole event started
Amy Rapp (TNR Trust) welcoming the guests
Amy Rapp (TNR Trust) welcoming the guests
The Lovely Lady Edie, who organized this whole event
The Lovely Lady Edie, who organized this whole event
Jonty, who knows his tequila
Jonty, who knows his tequila
FULL HOUSE!
FULL HOUSE!

 

Full attention during the explanation of how to make tequila
Full attention during the explanation of how to make tequila
TNR Trust trustees and volunteers had come out in full force as well
TNR Trust trustees and volunteers had come out in full force as well
Waiting for tequila tasting instructions
Waiting for tequila tasting instructions
Great fun all evening!
Great fun all evening!
Quizzing away
Quizzing away

 

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A Quiz to round up a wonderful night

Community Health Outreach: Tuktuk, the 3-legged dog

‘COMMUNITY HEALTH – OUTREACH

WHEN WE FOUND TUKTUK

In Ruaka town, a volunteer noticed a badly emaciated dog with a seemingly severed back leg. It turned out the poor girl was born with a very underdeveloped back leg. The owner was located, and it turned out the dog was called TukTuk (due to having only 3 proper legs).

She had had 10 puppies which were all alive. The owner Robert did not have the money to feed her so she roamed the streets desperately trying to stay alive whilst feeding the puppies. TNR trust immediately supported Robert by donating food for mother and puppies. They also ensured all were vaccinated against RABIES and other illnesses as well as dewormed and fleas removed.

HOW IS TUKTUK DOING NOW?

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We visited Tuktuk after nearly a year. She is happy and in good condition now that she is spayed. She mainly stays at home and the neighbours like her because she is a good guard dog at night.​ Robert and family were given a puppy who is now about 5 months and is also in good condition. They feed the dogs and cats as well
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Tuktuk, the puppy and their cats are due for rabies vaccinations. They like cats but are worried about them breeding as they have too many already. They are very pleased with Tuktuk being spayed so they don’t have to care for puppies. Robert and family want to continue to look after all the animals well.

CAN YOU HELP ROBERT AND HIS ANIMALS?

We need donations for 3 cat spays, 1 puppy spay (when old enough) and rabies vaccinations. Would you help Robert keep his animals and his family healthy and well?

We appreciate any amount!

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To donate on Safaricom:
Go to MPESA
Select Lipa na M-PESA
Enter Paybill 891300 Account 3103

To donate on Airtel:
Go to Airtel Money
Select Make Payments, Pay Bill, Other
Business Name MCHANGA, Reference 3103

To donate on Equitel:
Go to My Money, Select Send/Pay,
Select Account, Enter business number 891300 Enter account number 3103