Goodbye to Dahab

Our last day of work!

Many thanks to Anna and her husband for supplying the room to work in. Very luxurious. Also thanks to Karin and Nousa, the souls of Animal Welfare Dahab. These people work day in day out looking after the dogs and cats of Dahab. They are truly amazing. Dr Amira, the local Egyptian vet also gives her services throughout the year. And then there are the numerous helpers who bring in cats and dogs for us to neuter or treat. Thank you. We walk away and you just carry on!

Local heroes

It is always rewarding to meet our patients on the street. Leany, a dog we castrated about 5 years ago is still hanging around the best restaurants.

Two days after castration and amputating this dog’s tail we met him back on the beach. Happy as Larry and with no bad feelings toward us.

We also met some of the cats on a walk. We ear tip so that they are easily recognizable as having been neutered. Their clipping in the flank is also clearly visible. The dogs are given a microchip as identification.

Tomorrow we’re back in England – expecting rain…

Karen

 

Dahab, a milestone: 400 animals neutered

This is our 7th visit to Dahab as part of the TNR (trap,neuter and release) programme of Animal Welfare Dahab.

Today we neutered our 400th animal as part of these projects. (That is over the 7 trips and not as Lisa’s daughter thought  – all in one day. She is very proud of her mother!).

Hopefully we have had some effect on the health and well being of these animals. The number of dogs seem to have diminished, but the cat population seems unaltered. We console ourselves with the thought that we have improved the lives of some of the individuals.

We have also amputated a few legs and tails, fixed a few wounds, extracted a few teeth, fixed a few hernias. We also met some dedicated animal friends.

Return to Dahab

Lisa and I are back in Dahab, Egypt, for another TNR programme. We are working with Animal Welfare Dahab, who do all the preparation and catching/collecting and returning of the animals. This time we have teamed up with a lovely vet from Italy.

Today we neutered 14 animals – a good start.

We are working in a room loaned to us by the new Pet Hotel. A very exciting feature in the room is AIR CONDITIONING. Lovely for us but also nice for the cats and dogs. But to be fair, mainly great for us.

It is not all work. After work we went snorkelling in the magnificent Red Sea. We did our bit for the environment and collected as much plastic as we could. I don’t think that the environment noticed but it made us feel a bit better.

Thank you for all your donations which have trickled in over the past year.  I have forwarded the money to Animal Welfare Dahab. Every penny is spent on neutering and treating the animals here, mainly street dogs and cats. As usual Cogges Vets  has donated time and drugs and equipment. We believe that this is a very good cause and that we can make a difference.