News From The Gambia


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MARBLES SETTLES IN!

We stayed at the Gunjur Project Lodge while working at the neutering clinic and Jenny has texted us about a 4 month old stray kitten who showed up in February. He was not welcomed by their own cat and dog at first but by March all seems to be going well!

Gambicats team

Early days

Gambicats team

A truce

Gambicats team

How about a game?

The lodge is a great place to stay. It's near the beach and runs community projects and much more www.thegunjurprojectgambia.net

DANISH VISITOR ASKS FOR HELP FOR DOG

"During our holiday we met a dog which could barely walk and had many open wounds. Can you help?"

Gambicats team
Gambicats team

Dodou found the dog after 3 visits to Gunjur and brought him back for treatment. He is talking to the owner about help.

SUCCESSFUL STALL AT HANWELL ANIMAL FAIR

Thanks to trustees Sue and Margaret £123 was raised to help animals in The Gambia at the Hanwell Animal Fair. Gambicats cards available for sale are shown on the website under CARDS

Gambicats team
Gambicats team

HOW GAMBICATS HELPED KIKI

"Hello there, I am from the Gambia, I reckon you guys have an office here, I was given a puppy by a friend, its about a month and some weeks old, this week i saw it with worms on his skin, and they are plenty and ive noticed he is getting slimmer as his rib bones are starting to show more, I dont have money to take it to the vet and I was asking if you guys can help me take it to the vet. Please, I dont want to loose her."

Gambicats team
Gambicats team
Gambicats team

"Hello there, Dodou Bojang has given my dog good treatment for the past month, there has been much improvement! Thank you guys very much! I appreciate it a lot. He also gave me a collar and a rope to walk the dog."

Gambicats team
Gambicats team
Gambicats team

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DUTCH SUPPORTERS AT DIERENKLINIEK DE PERZIGAARD SPIJKENISSE!

Gambicats is very lucky to have such good friends in Spijkenisse. Rob discovered Gambicats and Dodou while on holiday in The Gambia with Yvonne and donated a large amount of veterinary items. By 2008 they were volunteering at the neutering clinic at Abuko. Niels joined them in 2009 for another clinic and since then they have worked on 7 more clinics. The Perzigaard vet practice has supported Gambicats in various ways - and we are very grateful for the donation of 420 euros donated to Frances and Dodou at the Gunjur clinic in February 2018.

We are also very grateful to Fred van Daalen for donating an autoclave, much needed since the last one blew up in 2017!

THIRD GUNJUR NEUTERING CLINIC February 2018

Once again we returned to Gunjur and had a very successful clinic neutering 123 animals in 11 days. Of these 70 were dogs brought in by owners and 53 were cats mainly trapped in compounds and on the beach around the fish market. The dogs were given rabies vaccinations and microchipped. Dogs and cats were treated for fleas and worms. Around 20 dogs already neutered were brought in for rabies vaccinations.

The Gambicats team consisted of vets Rob and Niels, nurse Yvonne, Gambicats staff Dodou, Alajie and Momodou, volunteers Sue and trustee Frances. We also welcomed vet Beth for 2 days on loan from Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust; and Dr O. Ceesay (Gambicats consultant vet), Dr K. Bojang (District Livestock Inspector), Dr K. Daffeh (Advocates for Animals) and vet Dr A Toye.

For the first time we welcomed 5 students each morning from the Advocates for Animals course at Brikama College who watched some of the operations and the use of cat traps and dog restraints. The students are carrying out sensitisation programmes promoting animal welfare to various sectors of society.

Gambicats team

Gambicats team

Puppies to neuter

Puppies to neuter

Owner & her dog

Owner & her dog

Time to snip!

Time to snip!

Pre-med given

Pre-med given

Beth & puppy

Beth & puppy

Rob & students

Rob & students

Niels & students

Niels & students

Kitten to catch

Kitten to catch

Cat delivery!

Cat delivery!

Gambian lunch

Gambian lunch

Kittens' lunch

Kittens' lunch

Trapping on beach

Trapping on beach

Anxious owners

Anxious owners

Pups recover

Pups recover

Kitten sleeps

Kitten sleeps

Waiting my turn

Waiting my turn

Poorly kitten

Poorly kitten

Cat goes home

Cat goes home

Gambicats team

Rob and Niels assess 2 puppies

Gambicats team

Rob and Yvonne

Gambicats team

Niels with vet Toye

Gambicats team

Niels and Yvonne sorting instruments

Gambicats team

Niels, Rob & Yvonne with team

VISITORS

Dodou and Karamo Bojang, District Livestock Inspector

Dodou and Karamo Bojang, District Livestock Inspector

Drs Ousman Ceesay & Beth Mackenzie, with Rob (in his Gambian scrubs) and Dodou

Drs Ousman Ceesay & Beth Mackenzie, with Rob (in his Gambian scrubs) and Dodou

Dr Kebba Daffeh with Yvonne, Rob and Momodou

Dr Kebba Daffeh with Yvonne, Rob and Momodou

Beth and Dr Toye

Beth and Dr Toye

ADVOCATES FOR ANIMALS