May And June 2015 Newsletter

Can you believe we’re already more than halfway through the year? While the nights seem to be getting colder, the dogs in the Honeydew and Eskom Squatter Camps are getting warmer, thanks to our wonderful supporters who have enabled us to hand out 90 kennels with blankets. This is ongoing and you can see below what a difference it makes to each dogs life.

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May was a relatively quiet month, apart from poisonings which seem to be on the rise in the townships. We received calls from frantic owners to help their dogs. This beautiful dog was on deaths door when we were called out to help. He was in a very bad state, and although the vet didn’t think he would make it, she got straight to work. After a few days of intensive treatment and a lot of praying he was up and about and managed to walk out of the clinic. He was returned home in good spirit. While we do everything in our power to ensure these dogs receive immediate treatment, and our vets do everything to save them, sadly not all dogs are this lucky.

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June on the other hand brought in a lot of parvo and biliary. All were treated and taken home and will be sterilized in July. This is in line with our policy whereby no animal is treated without the guardian consenting to sterilization.  Our vet performed another amputation. This time on a dog that had been hit by a car. He has recovered well and has gone home to happy guardians. We also treated a cat with diabetes and feline leukemia. She has also gone home and is doing really well. Unfortunately she will eventually succumb to feline leukemia but for now she is happy, eating and not in any pain.

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A vaccination day on the 20th June, finally introduced Animal Allies to Eskom squatter camp, which is situated close to the Lion Park. We attended to 200 dogs and 10 cats. Each one was vaccinated, dewormed and sprayed for ticks and fleas. After this they each received food and a collar and leash, while their guardians enjoyed our famous cup cakes and something to drink.

A big THANK YOU goes to everyone that made this possible: Royal Canin, Nestle, Curro Aurora High School for the wonderful food donations, to WVS and Zoetis for the medical donations, to Elaine for the beautiful photos that she took and to all our volunteers that braved the cold and gave up their Saturday morning to come through and help. Due to the high volume of calls we receive from Eskom squatter camp, we will remain in this area for some time sterilizing animals and educating their guardians.

We will be holding another vaccination day on the 15th August. We will need volunteers, food, collars, leashes, blankets, spray for ticks and fleas, deworm tablets etc. If you’re able to volunteer your time or donate any of the above items we would be most grateful.

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On the 30th of June we celebrated SAINTs 3rd birthday at the Joe Parker Comedy Club. Thank you everyone who came to support. Over the last year, you together with SAINTs have raised a whopping R109 762.00 for Animal Allies. Please continue donating your second hand clothes, books or any items that can be sold to raise money for us. We are happy to collect, please contact us to arrange.

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We would like to thank our vets who help us with sterilizations and treatments, without them Animal Allies would not be able to function as well as it does. These vets do not just perform operations, they perform miracles.

A big THANK YOU goes to:

Bryanston Veterinary Clinic

Honeydew Animal Clinic

Oaklands Veterinary Clinic

Northcliff Veterinary Hospital

 

We are now a beneficiary of the Power of Ten Rand, Please SMS TEN AA to 48748. This will cost you R10 per SMS. For more information about this project please visit their website www.poweroftenrand.org