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Donkey Outreach Clinic treats 438 donkeys & 3 dogs!


Since 2011, AKI has been supporting Tanzania Animal Welfare Society's donkey outreach clinics. Here's a report, from Dr. Thomas, on July's clinic.


A happy donkey scratching his back at the donkey clinic

In July, with AKI funds, TAWESO conducted donkey welfare outreach clinics in two mountain villages, Nguji and Chamuhawi, between Mpwapwa and Kongwa districts in central Tanzania. In these mountain areas, transport is only by donkeys, no bike or vehicle can easily pass through. But we had no option due to staff and our luggage, we were using a vehicle, which took more than two hours to travel 5-6 kilometres to reach a village off the main road.


The TAWESO team traveled this road to hold a donkey clinic


It took more than 2 hours to travel 5-6 km

We helped a total of 438 donkeys in these village and also three dogs which accompanied the donkey owners, who were full of skin infections.


1 of 3 dogs treated at the donkey clinic


Another dog treated at the donkey clinic

The donkey treatments included dressing wounds, treating specific disease conditions (tick borne, eye problems, lameness, skin problems, etc), and we also talked with donkey owners about how to take care of their working donkeys.


The TAWESO donkey clinic team


The donkey outreach clinic-village 1


The donkey outreach clinic-village 1


An example of the type of wound treated


The donkey outreach clinic-village 2


The donkey outreach clinic-village 2

Thank you AKI for supporting these Donkey Outreach Clinics in these villages.

The transport from Dar es Salaam to and from Central Tanzania was supported by Eco Warriors, a group of students at International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam. AKI provided all other funds needed to conduct this clinic.

From AKI

Thanks to our donors, TAWESO was able to cover all costs (except as mentioned above) of July's donkey clinic:

1. Medicine-Purchase of Veterinary Medicines and Supplies e.g Antibiotics, Antinflammatories, Multivitamins, Wound sprays and paste, Eye Ointments

-Ivermectins (injectable and oral), Disinfectants (Iodine tincture, Surgical scrub), syringes and needles, bandages, gauze and heparin

2.Utilities-Phone calls to leaders and stakeholders

3. Transport-From Mpwapwa to Kongwa some about 60 km on bumpy roads and also internal transport to villages during cordination

4. Others-Food and Refreshment to 6 staff in the field

WE'D LOVE TO SUPPORT ANOTHER DONKEY OUTREACH CLINIC BEFORE THE YEAR IS OVER. IT COSTS ABOUT $1000 (PLUS TRANSPORT TO/FROM DAR TO CENTRAL TZ, $200, FOR A TOTAL OF $1200) TO HOLD A 2-DAY CLINIC THAT TREATS BETWEEN 400-500 DONKEYS. CAN YOU HELP MAKE THIS WISH REALITY? PLEASE DONATE AT www.animal-kind.org. THANK YOU!

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