Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment

by Suni-Ridge Sand Forest Park, Environmental Rehabilitation Centre
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment
Help Wildlife With Emergency Medical Treatment

Project Report | Feb 23, 2024
Fantastic healing outcome for Zebra Dubie

By Janet Cuthbertson | Project Leader

Well again and grazing peacefully
Well again and grazing peacefully

We are extremely grateful for the support we have for medical treatment for wildlife. The last emergency that was attended to at our Nature Reserve was a great success as the treatment given to the zebra injury was effective and she healed well.  It takes some time to assess the outcome of an injured animal’s treatment as should infection set in, the Vet would need to be called out to assist again. However, Dubie healed very well and within about a month, there were hardly any scars left from her injury on her flank. Furthermore, the horrible limp that was caused by a piece of sharp thorn lodging in her inner hoof area, known as the frog, (a most unusual injury for a zebra! ) is now over and she is walking and even galloping with ease. With your support, it has been possible to prevent her suffering. Thank you!

We are also pleased to report that we helped save a leopard tortoise that had been found in a market trolly being pushed by a hawker in the city. He was taking it to a shopkeeper who would be selling it for it to be used as a meal! How horrific to think that this rare species, was captured and taken to be sold and it may have been without intervention. The person who found this beautiful 50-year-old animal being wheeled in the trolly, offered to buy it to save it. This is not a great thing to do, but under the circumstances, it was the only option. The tortoise was taken to a place of safety and released into a large garden where it is free to roam as it is not caged. 

It has settled in very well. It was decided to not release it into the wild as it appeared to have been stolen from someone who had kept it (illegally) as a pet. The reason to not release it is because it would not easily rehabilitate after being used to being fed. At times we encourage the tortoises found in “poachers” bags to be released into the wild again, but usually, they are young and able to rehabilitate.  

Previously we have not always been able to help as quickly and as much, as was necessary and it is a true Blessing to be able to prevent the suffering of wildlife now.

At times it is necessary to restrain, tranquilize, and keep safe a treated injured, or orphaned animal, till it can be freed once healed. For this purpose, we have planned to build an emergency treatment pen (boma) and a stable. We are pleased to report that the project is now beginning with the necessary treated poles being ordered. An area for the boma has been defined and soon the construction will begin.

 

 

Walking without a limp and even galloping
Walking without a limp and even galloping
Grazing with nyala in the field
Grazing with nyala in the field
MilkyWay enjoying an apple
MilkyWay enjoying an apple
Rescued leopard tortoise
Rescued leopard tortoise
Estimated to be 50 years old, now safe.
Estimated to be 50 years old, now safe.
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Oct 26, 2023
Zebra treated for injury. Thank you!

By Janet Anne Cuthbertson | Project leader

Jun 26, 2023
More good news!

By Janet Anne Cuthbertson | Project leader

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Project Leader:
Janet cuthbertson
Hluhluwe , South Africa
$1,645 raised of $29,000 goal
 
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