Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa

by ZA Cheetah Conservation
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa
Save Big Cats From Extinction In Africa

Project Report | Apr 25, 2018
You've provided medical care for our cheetahs!

By Riana Van Nieuwenhuizen | Project Owner

Run free beautiful Dew!
Run free beautiful Dew!

Over the last few months, we've had some cheetahs struggling with their health. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to give our cheetahs the best medical care possible! 

On the 29th of January, we found our boy Shakran unresponsive in his enclosure. We immediately rushed him to the vet, who did an MRI and several tests. The results showed that Shakran has an enlarged heart and some spots on his liver, but none of this could be the cause of the seizures he apparenlty had been having. The scans of his brain didn't show any abnormalities though so the vet blamed his seizures on his old age. He's now getting seizure medication twice a day and is doing very well.

Only 6 days later, we went to check on Jasmin and found her with her paw covered in blood. We had no choice but sedate her to have a closer look at it. It turned out she ripped her paw open and needed stitches. The vet did an amazing job and her paw healed very quickly!

Our last story is a very sad one unfortunately. Our beloved cheetah Dew had been struggling with her health for a while. Over the last few weeks, we could tell she was feeling unwell because she wasn't really herself. The vet had a look at her and found out her kidneys were failing. It wasn't a question of if, it was a question of when. We did everything in our power to make Dew's last days as comfortable as possible. She was put down eventually, in the presence of the one she loved the most, René. No words can describe how much our Dew will be missed. We will make sure she will never be forgotten but it will take us a long time to even begin to heal from this heartbreaking loss.

We want to thank you all for donating because taking care of our cheetahs wouldn't be possible without you. This project couldn't exist without all of you and we are eternally grateful for your help.  

Jasmin's paw needed stitches
Jasmin's paw needed stitches
We found Jasmin with her paw covered in blood
We found Jasmin with her paw covered in blood
Shakran had several tests done
Shakran had several tests done

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Organization Information

ZA Cheetah Conservation

Location: Bloemfontein - South Africa
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @cheetahexp
Project Leader:
Riana van Nieuwenhuizen
Bloemfontein , Free State South Africa

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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