Niger Rosie's Story
You can read Rosie's story from her life in Niger, her heart pounding rescue from the military base to Niamey, Niger, to her arrival in Tanzania here:
A few weeks after Rosie arrived in Tanzania, she was scheduled to be spayed. During the spay surgery, the vet saw that Rosie had a severe infection of her uterus, pyometra. If they hadn't discovered the infection during the surgery, it would have ruptured and within a few weeks, Rosie would have been dead!
In mid-March, Rosie developed a big, painful lump where there had previously been a scar, underneath her left eye. It turned out, she had a nasty infection on the root of her tooth, so bad that it was bursting through the bone and skin. Now it was clear where that scar came from, this wasn't her 1st tooth infection. MwA treated the infection with antibiotics and then she had to undergo another operation to remove the tooth including the root. Poor Rosie is missing so many teeth, one of several indicators of her strenuous past!
And then, in mid-April, on a Sunday morning (of course-when no vet is around), MwA's volunteer Jessi discovered that Rosie's right front leg was swollen and painful. A snake bite! Jessi administered the emergency injections against snake poison, cortisone, which saved Rosie until she could be seen at Merlino Clinic the following day. But with the heavy rains, the road out of the MwA shelter was deep in mud. Volunteer Markus had to carry Rosie from the shelter to the tarmac road, about 1 km! The vet confirmed that it was a snake bit, likely from a puff-adder, one of the most deadly snakes!
And then, on January 24, 2019, Sandra (Mbwa wa Africa) sent this amazing news: Rosie from Niger arrived in her forever home in Northern Ireland. Susan, who was one of the volunteer vets at MwA when Rosie's pyometra was discovered adopted Rosie!
Uganda Nelson's Story
Watch Alex Ochieng in the video, right, as he introduces us to Nelson & Hope.
From our Partner Organizations
Below are messages directly from our Partner Organizations about how your donations have helped them so far during 2019; these messages are just a sample--there are many more! Reading these messages, you not only get a sense of how your donations help, but also about each of our Partner Organizations-as we like to say, get to know our Partners, once you do, we're sure you'll want to support their work!
Have A Heart-Namibia
From Geesche (see 3 pictures to the right): Something so important that without AKI would not happen! We saw in total 111 dogs and 2 cats on our vaccination day, all of them received anti parasite treatment and 50 of them were due for their booster vaccination!
Up to date vaccination is so important as we have lots of parvo and distemper deaths in this area. And we have a huge problem with mange and of course there are lot and lots of fleas, ticks (all houses are build on plain sand) and worms-only a handful of houses have running water), parasite treatment in dogs and cats is essential to keep not only animals but also their families healthy! AKI is saving lifes and making caring owners smile! Thank you!!!!
Liberia Animal Welfare & Conservation Society
From Morris Darbo (see 3 photos to the rigth): It was never possible to have an entire community coming together to discuss the plight of animals few years ago. However, LAWCS community engagement program, supported by AKI, continues to help communities to see animals as living beings just like us, they need balanced diets, fresh water, shelter, healthcare, and compassion. The communities now value animals and feel proud to take photos with their animals. Our target this year is to engage 150 communities.
Kingston Community Animal Welfare
From Deborah Binns (see 2 pictures to the right): I was heading to the Farm Store to get stuff ( I ran out of Triatix) when I passed by this poor dog sitting on the street corner. He belonged to a gentleman in a yard. The man had no idea how to help the dog. But he cared at least. He was very grateful when I offered to assist. At first he was reluctant to even touch the dog but after I explained that I would be doing most of the work he agreed to at least hold him while I bathed him. After, the dog shook himself and went to lie in the sun! He rolled around and just lay there aware that his suffering was at an end! I left enough Triatix mixture for another bath a week’s time and promised to check back on the weekend. His condition was so stark I knew he had to have at least two treatments. I de-wormed him and left a bag of food. (All items thanks to AKI's recent disbursement!)
Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras
From Pilar Thorn (see 3 pictures to the right): On Feb 13: Newest rescue from Linda [the large shelter, with minimal know-how]. She had him 3 weeks and he was not improving. Underweight, sarcoptic mange, anemic, broken leg healed badly, exhausted, old. He was falling down along the side of the road and Linda put him in her car. [AKI covers food, vet care, vet and shelter supplies for HHHH-about 95% of their budget!]
[On January 19] Today, 2 marines and 3 women from the US Embassy came over for 3 hours and cleaned the 3 dog yards (filling about 10 of those 33 gallon trash bags), bathed and walked the dogs and had all the trash hauled away! I'm exhausted and I just watched!
Ghana Society for the Protection & Care of Animals
From Aluizah (see 2 pictures to the right): We started a new Humane education Program at Ayeltige Junior High School at Bolga East, Zuarungu in the upper east region of Ghana. I spent time with the pupils and HE teachers Mohammed and Henrietta. They are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The pupils and the teachers thank Animal-Kind International for the support to start up the program and to provide each pupil with a Humane Education booklet. They are grateful