I just wanted to report how things were going in Skenderaj. The clinic has now been operating for 2 days and in those 2 days a total of 24 dogs have been vaccinated and sterilised. We anticipate on average 11 dogs a day will be available for sterilisation this week whilst Dr Nicholai is here. Dr Nicholai was impressed with our project and facilities and I am sure he will come and help us in the future.
The shelter has been receiving about 40 visitors a day as word spreads what is happening there, mostly children, but very educational for them and just the time to start educating them.
Musa Lushtaku, the director, visited us on Monday and was delighted that this was happening in Skenderaj.
The 1st batch of dogs was released yesterday, so now the public will start to see the ‘blue ear tags’ and feel safer knowing that these dogs have been treated.
Our message is regularly broadcast on the local radio and we are distributing awareness raising leaflets.
It is very encouraging to all the personnel there when members of the public come and greet us and say thank you very much for doing this, we have needed this for so long.
Some of the national TV stations may cover this at the end of a week and a press release will be issued.
And finally, one of our issues has been the ability to get to the villages and collect dogs in suitable transport and Ben has once again generously offered to give us the funds to purchase a small truck, which is just fantastic.
I have attached a few more photos, especially of AFK dogs! And even one of the dogs was adopted by someone who has helped us at the shelter.
A great milestone for Animal Friends of Kosovo but more importantly for the street dogs of Kosovo.
Thank you, Dennis