The month of July has been hot! Hot! Hot! But that hasn't stopped us. We have been busy with rescues and adoptions. Our Rescue Centre staff have been working over time trying to get our "more challenging" dogs into forever homes.
Freeway was found on a freeway (I think you guessed that already) and looked like he had a hernia. An x-ray showed that he had no damage to his bones and now he only has to grow big and strong so he can undergo the surgery at a later stage since to remove the hernia on his rear leg. He is currently recuperating at the vet and will be ready to go to his forever home once the surgery is completed.
A kitten who was part of a CNR project was taken in as the volunteer doing the CNR felt she was too young to be roaming the streets. She is 7 months old. Her sibling was bitten by dog and had to undergo surgery. She is currently in foster care and we hope to find her a loving home soon.
Due to the passing of Prof Ja, over 200 dogs were left homeless and without care. Animals Taiwan offered to help. Dr Lin who was in charge of the relocation of these dogs and the medical care advised us to wait until they had received medical care and were in better health before taking any. We were originally only to take 5, but we added one more, Lusan, as she stole our hearts away. So we now have 6 new doggies at our centre, Anna, Foxy, Ika, Sophie, Viva and Lusan. All female dogs. All of them except for Lusan are very wary of people and will take time to be rehabilitated before they will be able to be placed in forever homes.
Dumbo the kitten was rescued by a volunteer and has been fostered by her until now. She was hit by a car and was very afraid of people. Her foster mom has done a great job of rehabilitation and she is now looking for a forever home.
Danica was found on the side of the road with a terrible skin problem and extremely dehydrated. Her eyes were glued shut due to so much mucus. On inspeciton at the vet's we noticed she had 4 large bit marks on her rear end. Two of the puncture wounds were infected and found to be full of maggots. Her rear end was also full of pus due to infection. Danica has been resting and recuperating at the vet's and is now in a foster home. Once she is fully recovered she'll be looking for a forever home.
Ziva who is Danica's sister was finally captured the following day after Danica. She also has a terrible skin problem and was also dehydrated. Luckily she seemed to have more energy than Danica and she had no wounds or other problems. She has been recovering well and will be placed in a foster home until she is fully recovered when she will also be looking for a forever home.
This month we have continued with the cat CNR from last month and have caught two more cats, both males. We will continue until all the cats have been de-sexed.
In the mountain area of ShenKeng, a volunteer and the staff from Dr Lin's have been working very hard to capture all the dogs and get them de-sexed. There are a total of 14 dogs in this area, 5 female and 9 males. 2 of the females have already been spayed and 4 of the males. This month we only managed to catch an injured male who had been hit by a car. His bones had already started to grow back so there was no possibility of surgery. However, he was noticed to have a hernia which was removed. He has also been neutered. We will continue to try to catch the rest of the pack so as to insure no more puppies are born into this area.
Ginger the cat who came back to us from her first adoptive home sick has now gone into a forever home. Her new owners love her very much and have promised never to give her up.
Lulu our little Schnauzer has finally been adopted into a great home. We have had some great photos and reports from them. Seems she settled in within minutes.
Eric has also gone to a loving home. We were worried about him as he is a very large dog and not so young any more. However, his new owners fell in love with him and he's happy in his new home.
Cheetah the little kitten found a couple of months ago has now gone to her forever home.
Arnold had gone on a try out. His new potential owners also want another dog and will come back to see which dog will suit them and their family.
As always with all our rescues we never put a dog or cat to sleep unless the animal is suffering greatly with not much chance of recovery. We will always do our best to make sure every animal is given the best treatment and best opportunity to live a happy and loving life.
We are able to continue these rescues and adoptions thanks to your generosity.
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Please continue check out our webpage and pass it on to any friends or family members. There are always some wonderful dogs up for adoption, so if you have any friends or family interested in adopting, please show them our website. www.animalstaiwan.org
Remember Adopting saves lives! Please educate those around you to get their animal de-sexed and micro chipped to help decrease the stray population.