July Newsletter

July was another very busy month for Animal Allies. Firstly, there was Smartie, who was hit by a car. Both his Ulna and Radius were broken and he requires specialised surgery. We are waiting for quotes.  Other dogs with broken limbs, have had them repaired and are on the road to recovery. Our two TVT (transmissible venereal tumour) cases continued with their chemo treatments (vinchristine) every week for 4 weeks.

One dog was poisoned, two dogs had biliary, an ear infection, two eye infections and a dog with a prolapsed uterus. We also admitted dogs for rehabilitation. And then the usual, dogs not eating, dogs vomiting, dogs with diarrhoea, and finally mange. Most of these cases have been successful while the rest are still recovering. And the vet bills have gone through the roof.

Can you believe the difference in this mommy dog and her puppy. On one of Oscar’s rounds in Katlehong, he came across these dogs with very bad mange. After a few weeks of good food and treatment, they are now two completely different dogs. 

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We understand that not everyone can make huge financial donations and you may think giving a small amount is not worth it. Any amount no matter how small, makes a big difference. To help cover our costs please consider making a donation. 

We have set the date for our next sterilisation day in Katlehong. If you have not yet attended one of these days, you are really missing out on a great opportunity to help our township animals. Spare some time and join us on the 20th of August as we once again sterilise, vaccinate, spray for ticks and fleas, deworm, and hand out collars, leashes and food. If you are not able to join us, please consider donating any of the following items; dog and cat food, tinned food, blankets, collars and leashes, tick and flea treatment or kennels. For more information please contact us on 0765115451.

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Congratulations to Gen, Aydan and Taryn for successfully finishing the Knysna Half Marathon. They raised an amazing R3300.00 which will go toward sterilizing our township animals. Thank you to our awesome supporters who donated towards this worthy cause. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

We are so grateful and privileged to have been chosen by Absa Home Loans as their CSI project for 2017. Thank you to Natasha and her team for raising funds on our behalf and purchasing cat and dog food, blankets and bowls. They joined us on one of our dip days in Katlehong to get a first-hand glimpse at what we do and to hand out their donations to the animal guardians. 

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You, our loyal supporters, enable us to continue the work we do. Please continue helping us make a difference in the lives of the animals in our care, by SMSing “Allies” to 38365 at R10/SMS. We salute and appreciate you all. Thank you!!

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