Peace was USPCA's 1st rescue of 2018
Will 2018 be the year that the Uganda SPCA will finally be able to purchase land for a new Haven sanctuary?
Knowing that you're in this effort with us, and that in Uganda, the South African Women's Association is holding a fundraising drive and that the USPCA's good repuation keeps growing, with more and more people seeing first hand, the demands on the USPCA and its contributions to Ugandan society, I feel a growing confidence that we'll reach our goal.
Yes, the demands on the USPCA Haven keep growing:
The 1st rescue of the new year was a dog who showed up outside the office of one of Uganda's daily newspapers, The New Vision. The caller said the young male had first appeared one week earlier (on December 28) and people at the office were giving him food and water, but they were worried that this gentle soul wouldn't fare well as a street dog, especially in that difficult part of town. They had named him Peace (see picture of him outside the New Vision office). For his safety and to give him a chance to find a real home, the USPCA team picked him up and brought him to The Haven.
Andrew rescued a beautiful little brindle puppy (doesn't he look like a boxer?) on January 24, when he saw her on the road in Kansanga with an injured leg and eye. He brought her to The Haven, where Dr. Josephine performed surgery (see picture after surgery, on January 25). She's called Jicho.
After receiving an email message from someone in Sweden who knew about the situation that Roony was in, on February 21, Alex O. went to inspect. At the home where Roony lived (and had lived for 7 years), Alex found Roony with a bad case of mange and covered with fleas (see picture). The owner allowed the USPCA to take Roony to The Haven for treatment.
On February 22, the USPCA received a message about a mama dog who had a litter of puppies in downtown Kampala. The USPCA team rushed over there, where they saw the mama and found her pups safely tucked away in a pothole (see picture)! They were told by standers-by that that dog had puppies on a regular basis, some were hit by cars, some were taken by people to their homes to be pets. This litter was already old enough to wander off on their own, and with so much traffic in the area, the team knew they had to bring mama and her puppies to The Haven, where they'd be safe and find loving homes.
On February 25, Tiger's owner brought her and her 5 puppies to The Haven (see picture of Tiger)-he said he was moving and couldn't take them with him! Of course, the USPCA took them in (who knows what would have happened to them if the USPCA was unable to accept them!)
On Feb 26, Lindsay found a mama dog and her 9 babies on the road! She rounded them all up and brought them to the USPCA. She named the mama dog Bella.
And yes, the USPCA's reputation keeps growing and more people are adopting from the USPCA (see pictures below of adoptions of USPCA dogs, all in February!)
But as always, the number rescued and brought to The Haven always exceeds the number of animals adopted. I don't think that the USPCA Haven has ever had a month where adoptions exceed rescues. And that makes it even more important for this fundraiser to be successful.
Will 2018 be the year we transform The Haven into the sanctuary that we've dreamed about for more than 10 years? We sure hope so! And we--Animal-Kind International-- are going to make a big fundraising push to help make it happen. We won't give up until we've been successful. (But if not 2018, then 2019....we won't give up because the animals are depending on us!)
Jicho needed surgery on her injured eye & leg
Roony went to The Haven for treatment
Mama dog with puppies tucked away in a pothole!
Tiger's owner said he couldn't keep her & the pups
Bella & her 9 puppies safely at The Haven
Bono and Lola get adopted!
Jackie adopts a USPCA Haven dog!
Ruth adopts a USPCA Haven dog!
Christian adopts a USPCA Haven dog!
Drake adopts a USPCA Haven dog!
Another February adoption!
And another February adoption!