Slightly Graphic- TVT Treatment working
We have been busier than ever trying to maintan our support for animals in the community. Covid-19 is making itself felt and we can see that many families are living below the breadline and struggling to support even themselves; this impacts their animals welfare too... so Martin is busy trying to keep dogs happy and healthy; while helping the odd chicken, pig or even cow.
We have had amazing success with our TVT treatment ( for those who might not know, TVT is essentially a type of sexually transmitted cancer in dogs which is treated with a drug sort of like chemo; called Vincristine. ) It has helped one of our dogs HUGELY. From being in pain and almost agressive with bleeding genitals, to affable, gentle ( and now sterilized) and the tumour almost totally gone! Amazing.
Martin has been working closely with the vet to help sick dogs who have injuries, mange, tickbite fever and all sorts. We are so proud of how his confidence with dogs has developed and his amazing empathy and kindness! He is a true community superhero and rolemodel. He even helped a cow give birth who was struggling; hows that for amazing.
Lastly but not least; we got a call last night that someone had found a box of puppies unwanted under a bridge in Acornhoek township... these puppies were then collected by Benneth and warmed up in a towel, and are now under my care ( with 3 hourly feeds! Newfound respect to all the mamas out there!)
So to all of you for every cent of funding that helps us continue the work we do with animals, dogs and animal kindness.. Thank you; please dont stop sharing and supporting, everything goes a long way towards making life better for the animals of Sigagule village and teaching the community that kindness and conservation starts at home.
even helping a struggling mamma cow give birth!
Our new rescue puppies!
Martin working alongside the state vet; learning
Happy Nourish rescue pup; Joey in her doghouse