Saturday, 26 December 2009

Feeding Project

This year, Mom did not bring me or Trudis with her to assist in our dog feeding project buhuhu so I am going to let her tell you about it.

Secretary's note: From last year's experience, I realized it would be best to navigate the community we've chosen, on foot. The narrow streets jammed with people, animals, and trikes make it foolhardy to bring a car for our particular activity. We fed some 60 dogs, some of these were stray dogs, some had owners, but there really was no big difference. Most people have very little concept of animal responsibility, probably because they are too busy coping with their own poverty. Please excuse the few snapshots I took from my cellphone camera.



Nom, Nom, Nom
A single household has an average of 3-5 dogs. People did not have much interest in spaying or neutering. These puppies will be given away, or end up like their parents who live in the street, and in a year, sire or produce their own litter.
There is usually no seconds in this house, so doggy made sure to ask for a second helping from us.


Some dogs that were able to eat in peace,











Our annual dog feeding project is dedicated to all our friends from the Dogs With Blogs (DWB)network, friends we've met one way or another, and to each and everyone of you who inspire our animal welfare advocacy.

I wanted to sound upbeat because of our intentions, but images from the community have been gnawing at me mercilessly. What we've accomplished is nothing compared to what still needs to be done. There are many essential things that the dogs need- veterinary care, a safe place to run and play, for their owners to be educated of their responsibilities, particularly in intervening with animal overpopulation.

But for now, we will have to take comfort in the thought that even for one day, these dogs enjoyed not scraps, but nutritious meal especially and lovingly prepared for them.

7 comments:

  1. I know all of them were happy to have a nice meal!
    Pawesome job!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  2. Dear Secretary,

    Thank you for taking the time to cook and feed the dogs.

    It's so disheartening to know about the situation of stray dogs and cats in our country. But, it lifts our spirit that people like you (and the Animal Doctor) care so much.

    I wish that we would have stricter and a better enforced law on animal welfare and responsible pet ownership and I hope that this wish will soon come true (maybe in 5 years time?)

    Love,
    Charlie and Mom

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  3. Merry Christmas!!! You have such a big heart. Thank you for feeding the doggies. Wish there were more people like you.

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  4. Thank you for having such a big heart and taking the time to prepare those meals and transport them to those pups in need. It's sad how many dogs are living in poverty situations there. I imagine that would be a difficult situation to change, but at least you've brightened the day of several of those doggies.

    Teddy

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  5. My sweet Scarlet,
    I am thrilled about your fantastic news. Your goal was my goal too and if you ever need anything in the future you can count on me. You are very lucky and you have a very special mom. Thank you for your kindness and the wishes too. I know you have dedicated your first steps to my special Scarlett and I am sure she will be there to guide you. Cannot wait to see you in the video. Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and prosperous New Year.

    P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you
    for all the help you are giving to all the animals in need. May god bless you and your family.

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  6. You have proved yourselves to be TRUE Christmas angels. Bless you for your good deeds. I'm sure every mouthful made a difference.

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  7. Thanks for making a difference. Unfortunate animals need more good caring hoomans!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010, SWEET FRIENDS!
    May it be the start to a pawsome new year.
    Love ya lots!

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