Going the Distance

With an upcoming move from Dubai to South Africa, she reached out to hear from her horse wondering if he would be alright to travel the distance since his physical challenges had moved front and center.

He had experienced laminitis. As a stallion, his demeanor was gentle and kind; a compact, majestic individual. He articulated his consultation thoroughly and shared how his feet would make a full recovery. With veterinary care and a thorough rehab of cold hosing and barefoot trimming (despite her concerns as a vet tech), he was on the track to full recovery.

Life in Dubai was different from what he was used to in Europe and as an experienced jumper he was comfortable teaching her and keeping her safe as she learned the discipline. Living in a rural setting surrounded by desert was interesting and he noticed details such as the limos with flags on them.

They had fallen for each other with a partnership growing in depth. Their jumping experiences had taken a rain check since his condition and her injury, but they found ways to be together. She would have it no other way than to take him with her to South Africa. He was familiar with the quarantine process, the duration, and described the two flight paths – one direct and one through Europe – which he embraced. He knew he would be taken care of.

At the other end of the trip, the largest change he envisioned was climate change. The facilities would match one another in care, protection, and amenities. With her questions answered and her mind put at ease, she would be able to pave the way for the new chapter in their lives and prepare for his arrival with what was to become his home for at least the next few years.

MASU, an organization worth supporting

ROTH has gotten word of some amazing work in being done in South Africa. Check out the news their first newsletter!
MASU NEWS Issue 1 October 2012
MASU (Mobile Animal Sterilisation Unit) is a concept which has been discussed by welfare organisations for many years, but became a reality due to the hard work and dedication of volunteers, donors and the Animal Rescue Organisation. MASU is a custom made mobile sterilisation theatre, a first of its kind in the Western Cape. MASU is registered with the SAVC and is managed by the Animal Rescue Organisation, a registered NGO with level 4 BBBEE Status.
MASU will be used to deliver sterilisation and primary healthcare to animals living in indigent communities.
Kayamandi Pilot Sterilisation Project:
In September, MASU traveled to Kayamandi outside Stellenbosch, Cape Town South Africa, a township in desperate need of sterilisation services. ARO staff on MASU sterilised 55 animals over 3 days, with the 4th day cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding. The Pilot Sterilisation Project is a government funded project. ARO worked together with Envirovet, AWS Stellenbosch and PETS who are all members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum.
ARO would like to thank and acknowledge all those who made this wonderful vehicle possible – we could not have done this without you!
MASU is dependent on public funding. We appeal to you for support in keeping this essential welfare service mobile.
Here’s to saving thousands of lives!
CREDIT CARD GIFTS TO MASU:
Donating by credit card was never so easy ~ click on this link~ http://www.payfast.co.za even from outside of South Africa…. Follow the link, click on “buyers” and then “giving back” – click on ARO’s logo
Electronic Funds Transferable GIFTS TO MASU!
BANK ACCOUNT NAME: ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION
BANK: First National Bank
ACCOUNT : 50140046977
BRANCH: LANSDOWNE; CODE: 203209
REF: MASU & your name
TAX CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!
Receive an 18a Tax Certificate for your gift to MASU! please send us your details!
ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION, P.O.BOX 14285, KENWYN, 7790 EMAIL: aro@animalrescue.org.za
Website: http://www.animalrescue.org.za ARO is a registered NPO 003-967-NPO and is audited annually. Phone 021-3965511 Fax 021-3965514
GRATEFUL THANKS TO: • TRACEY PACE & DR Y. ROBSON • MAKRO • PLASTICS 4 AFRICA • RYOBI • CITI-SPRINT • PORTA POTTI • CAPE UNION MART • DISCHEM • BUILDERS WAREHOUSE TOKAI • HEALTH & HYGIENE • KERINGA • JENI A YRIS • LESLEY MCLAUGHLAN • VIVIENNE KALLISENI • MRS SHERRIL • CEMPACK • AON
MASU is registered with the South African Veterinary Council and managed by the Animal Rescue Organisation, Cape Town South Africa
Cape Animal Welfare Forum
email: cawforum@gmail.com
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