May report of Animals Taiwan

Summer is upon us and things are heating up. We are continuing to work hard on our cat TNR program. We are gaining a lot of support from both volunteers and the government. We hope that once this program is fully operational and more results come in we can prove to the government that the next step should be the recognition of dog CNR.

As summer does approach we have to change our centre times, we won’t be allowing dogs to be walked between the times of 12pm and 2pm. It is far too hot for both the dogs and the volunteers.

We are also putting on an Animals Taiwan Gala dinner on September 30th for the World Animal Day. If you would like to buy tickets for this event or would like to sponsor this event please contact Mayumi@animalstaiwan.org for more details.

We’ve had a busy month of rescues and adoptions and we hope to continue to step up our adoption program.

We were called up about a hit and run in BeiTou. A wonderful calm dog we’ve named Lucky was a victim of a vicious hit and run. She suffered from a broken leg and jaw. However, after surgery she is recovering well and can now walk by herself unaided. She will stay at the centre waiting for adoption

Victim number two of a hit and run is Prince. A guard called one of our volunteers, Mary, to inform her that one of the dogs she feeds had been hit by a car. Prince had run off and we weren’t able to find him. However, a couple of days later the guard called again to let us know that Prince had reappeared. We quickly went over and picked him up. He suffered from a broken leg and had received surgery. He’s recovering well and is ready for adoption.

We were asked by the LCO clinic if we could take in two blind kittens. They suffered from Hepititus when they were younger which left one completely blind and the other blind in one eye. We knew they didn’t have any other option so we have taken them in and are looking for forever homes for them both. They are very healthy and smart little kittens and their blindness doesn’t hold them back at all. Helen and Keller are at our centre waiting for that special person.

We received a call about a tiny puppy who was probably rejected by his mother in the mountains. We went to pick him up and found Oliver a 2 week old puppy whose eyes hadn’t opened yet and would require bottle feeding. He took well to the bottle and has grown into a healthy brave little boy. He’s now looking for that special home.

We were asked to help with 4 little kittens who were only a few weeks old rescued from a market area in Taipei. These little kittens were friendly and very curious. They came to our centre and were adopted very quickly and are now living happily in wonderful homes.

After receiving a call about 3 puppies (Sesame, Peanut and Soybean) living in a drain area we headed over there to see what was happening. Our first attempt at catching them failed but we didn’t give up and went back the following day to try again. Luckily with some help we caught all three puppies. They were living in a very dangerous place with the chance of getting stuck in the drainage system. 2 of the 3 puppies have been adopted already.

Pumpkin was rescued during one of our TNR evenings. She had just had kittens and we decided that she was too friendly to put back on the streets. We kept her together with her babies until they were ready for adoption. All her kittens were quickly adopted into good homes. Now Pumpkin is at our centre waiting for adoption.

Four cute puppies were dumped on a volunteer of ours, Mary. All four of the puppies were diagnosed with serious skin problems and have had to be kept separate from all other dogs. Unfortunately one of the puppies didn’t make it as he contracted a stomach bug as well and he just wasn’t strong enough to fight it. The remaining 3 are doing well and will continue to receive treatment until they are healthy enough to be adopted.

Ah Hua, a young kitten, was also rescued on one of our TNR evenings. She was very quickly adopted and is now living a life of luxury.

ChioChio a lovely dog was found abandoned near a farm. We helped to rescue her and get her spayed and vaccinated and she was quickly adopted and now lives happily in her new home.

To date we have spayed and neutered over 160 cats. We have an extremely dedicated team working on t
his and more and more vets are joining the scheme. We hope to have even more good news as times goes on.

Adoptions As we’ve already mentioned quite a lot of our younger animals have been adopted. Two of the three drain puppies have been adopted, Sesame and Peanut, all 4 of the kittens rescued from the market area have been adopted, as have Pumkin’s kittens and Ah Hua.

We are also really happy to announce that Eggmond our disabled cat who had a badly fractured pelvis and leg has been adopted. His new mommy loves him so much and he’s now living a life of happiness.

Owa was adopted last month but was returned due to family issues. However, Owa being the lovely cat she is was quickly snapped up after a short return to the centre. Everything is going well and we wish Owa and her new mom all the luck in the world.

Mary, an AT volunteer, has been rescuing puppies and dogs for a while now, recently with the help of AT she has adopted out 10 doggies, (Spotty, Buddy, Junior, Bruno, Belle, Little Lady, Tiger and 3 other dogs from her community guard station).

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We’ve had a few returns from foster care which include Dahuahua a wonderful cat. She’s ready for adoption and we hope to see her find her forever home soon.

Also Daisy our Rotwieler mix. Her foster family are returning to the States so Daisy has come back to us. She’s fallen in love with Mustard and all of our staff and volunteers have fallen in love with her. She is an extremely sweet natured young dog and we hope to find her that special home soon.

We have enjoyed some really great group visits from Taipei European School. They have tried to come by once a week to learn about our centre and the work we do and take our furries for a walk. It is wonderful to see the younger generation enjoying volunteer work and learning about the care of our animals. It’s good to see what responsible adults they will grow into.

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.

If you would like to be kept up to date with stories and photos on our progress you can now check out our blog ; http://animalstaiwan.blogspot.com/

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.

Helen is a one eyed kitten. Blinded in one eye from birth. She is loving and friendly. She's looking for that speciall home.

Please call our centre 02-28338820 or email adoptions@animalstaiwan.org if you are interested in adopting her.

Keller, Helen's sister, is a blind kitten who was blind from birth. She is super friendly and loving and looking for a special home.

Please call our centre 02-28338820 or email adoptions@animalstaiwan.org if you are interested in adopting her.

Another Hit and run! The guy isn't so lucky as he has a broken jaw and a suspected fractured hip and leg. He will of course recieve all the proper medical attention and we hope he'll be back on the road to recovery soon.