Puppy hit by a vehicle, we had to amputate her leg
Since our last report in March the Coronavirus situation exploded in India and has had a devastating affect on the country. Many hundreds of thousands of people have suffered from the virus and there have been a tragic number of deaths. The infrastructure crumbled and many had to suffer alone, unable to find hospital beds or basic medical supplies.
The knock-on effect for TOLFA was also desperate. We had to bring back emergency working measures, reduce our services and make sure we could provide the best care possible for our staff that became infected with Covid-19. So far 25% of our staff have had the virus. Fortunately, none of them required hospitalisation.
We have struggled again with sourcing the medicines and medical consumables (syringes, IV equipment etc) we need as many of these were diverted to human hospitals. Fortunately now all of our staff have received their first vaccinations, as they are recognised as frontline workers and the numbers of cases in our area is slowly going down. However there is expected to be a third wave coming in a couple of months, so we have to recognise that that this nightmare won’t be over any time soon.
This is why your support of this project, to keep our animal hospital going during this worldwide pandemic, is so vitally important.
The animals are still out there, and we still receive 40-50 calls for rescue every day. Our staff have been brilliant throughout all of this – the very epitome of ‘teamwork’, but they cannot do it with you giving your support so we can pay for the food and medicines the animals need to recover.
Please find with this report some photos of our staff and some animals recently helped at TOLFA
Thank you for everything you have done, and please continue supporting us!
Our amazing rescue team, working on the frontline
Rescued puppies being vaccinated against rabies
Our team out and about on a cow rescue