Archive for October, 2011

posted by Michel on Oct 13

Last Monday 11 October, we started the day bright and early by picking up the first batch of dogs for the spay / neuter session at Aklan State University. Our contact Moien, the young lady who’s looking after the dogs, had already put them in our travel crates so they were ready to go. It was a bit cramped so it took two runs to get them all there.

After 18 operations and over 12 hours later, we found ourselves getting them all in our kennels for recuperation. We’ll change their bandages and make sure they eat and drink well before returning them to Moien. Thanks to all our donors for your support and many thanks to the students of ASU who did an awesome job!

posted by Michel on Oct 5

Thanks to donations from Mrs. Gitta van der Kleij, Lorna Santos, Niels van Brecht and the kind people of Wheelchairs for Dogs, Vincent got his wheels recently. Today, on World Animal Day 2011, I had the chance to look him up in Cebu City.

He still needs to work on his strength and skills, so Jay and Karen Mottern let him practise 30mins a day in his wheelchair. Soon he’ll be able to go for longer walks and as you can see in the picture, as soon as he’s in his wheelchair he already knows he can move around so much more easily and without pain.

Well done everybody, I think this is one of the best World Animal Day presents I can imagine!

Vincent in his wheelchair