Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Budadogs progress and Donation

This is why we do what we do! Tegwens before and after pictures, she was terrified, but is now on her way to become a confident female. She lives with Anouska now, and will continue to do so for the rest of her life :)

Budadogs has now grown to the point of becoming an official organization, thanks to many wonderful people who have helped so much. We now have lawyers and accountants who are working for us on a non-profit basis which is just amazing. With all this happening we are inspired to work even harder in our effort to save as many lost souls as we possibly can and because we now are official we can finally receive much needed donations! The Budadogs non-profit`s pay-pal account is now up and running and anyone can donate through our website. This is something we are really happy about because we have grown to the point now that in order to expand further, which we obviously wish to do, we need all the financial help we can get.

At the moment we have near 80 dogs in fostering and 70 of them will be going into kenneling for the upcoming holidays which obviously costs a small fortune.

Additionally we strive to help injured and sick dogs in need of medical attention and try to go out of our way to get them the medical assistance they need and deserve.

So please don`t hesitate with donating to help us save as many dogs as we possibly can!

Yours sincerely,
Anouska, Caroline, Eve, Maud, Ina, Amanda & the Budadogs!

Kaia`s 6 month update :)

Kaia has lived with her adopters Per and Kristine in Norway for 6 months now, so here is a small update :)

Kaia is a happy, fun dog who is well behaved towards everyone and everything she meets, wether it walks on two or four legs. She was a bit reserved in the beginning, but now Kaia is feeling quite at home. She loves playing with her best friend, the Irish Setter neighbor and she also enjoys her daily long walks .

Kaias favourite thing in the world (exept for food) is joining her family up in the mountains, where the x-street dog shows her hunting potential mostly on Norway Lemmings and water Voles (Norwegian: Lemmen og Jordrotter) which she loves to chase!

Kaia`s new family loves her very much and enjoys every day with her. We look forward to more updates :)
-Maud Kristine-

Friday, 5 November 2010

Finally! Metro siblings are safe.

Today I can finally write about some progress!

09.00 May Helen and I met with a guy who works in the zoo and has lots of experience with sedating wild animals, and dogs. He had an assistant with him as well. His tool was a blowgun/blow pipe where he had a syringe with the sedative in it.

The pack was not in their usual site so we went in to the little forest where I have seen them before. They where not there....

May Helen and I took a walk to the other side of the forest where Hanne and I spotted the young male on wednesday, but no luck there either. My mood was defenitly not the best when I had to call Anouska and Viktor(the veterinarian and translater) to say that I would have to tell the guy to go back home.
When I walked back to the car the assistant showed me in sign "language" that they had darted the young female! I was so happy I started crying :):) and the whole pack was there all calm like nothing had happened.

We waited 5 minuts for the sedative to take effect, and then "G.I Joe"(the zoo guy) told me to whistle for the young male and give him some food so he would come close enough to hit him with the dart. The young male came trotting towards me and was only 2 meters away from "G.I Joe" when he got the dart in his behind. He started screaming and ran into the forest, and the older male and female followed him.

I ran after them, because it was very important that we found him before he was totally sedated, and became very difficult to find, while the rest carried the young female into the car.

I found him sleeping far into the forest, and the two older dogs where long gone. "G.I Joe" and May Helen brought the cars to where I was and we carried the male into the car and drove off to Viktor the vet.

Toby and Pheobe as I have named them got Vaccination against pretty much everything, including rabies, they got blood tested, de-wormed, treated against ticks and lice, micro chipped, got collars on and also a shot against Babesia, since they where crawling of ticks!

We drove them to the kennel where Toby was settled in with a female and Phoebe got her own room with lots of cosy blankets.

Me and Anouska are going there tomorrow to check on them and to bring Imelda`s puppies to the veterinarian to get their shots and to bring them out to the dog hotel :)

Sorry to say that this is another metro pack update without any new pictures, but I will definitely try to take some next time, when we take the "mom" and "dad" of the pack away from the site :)

-Maud Kristine-

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Metro pack news

We have been following the metro pack closely even though I have not been blogging too much about it.

Last week me and Hanne went out there to try to catch them, since they trust me alot we were a bit over confident and believed we would be able to at least catch 3 out of 4 dogs. There where several (7-9) people walking by while we where there. Some to yell at us for feeding them, "We have tried everything to get rid of the dogs", no wonder the dogs are limping from time to time. Other gave us the "thumbs up" and was happy that we wanted to save the dogs.

The result was that we could not catch any of the dogs, because they got scared and ran into the forest when a lady from the village came over and yelled at us, they have obviously not nice memories from earlier meetings with her.

Bad news: We thought the young female was pregnant.

Hanne has been there 3 times since last week and they have behaved like they have always done, running towards her when she whistled.

Today we went back to catch the young female only, because of our pregnancy suspicions. When we saw her we were amazed at how huge she is! And I am afraid she will give birth before we can catch them.

They where very spooked today, and we had to give up after a couple of hours. I do not know if it is the villagers that have scared them with something or if they are so stressed because of the young one being so close to giving birth, but we decided to hire a man from Budapest zoo to bring his dart-gun (if that is what it is called) and sedate them. This will be much less stressful and we can hopefully get the young female to the veterinarian and get her sterilized before it is too late. The zoo-man will help us this Friday.

After we catch the dogs (hopefully all, most likely 1 or 2 in the first try) we bring them to the vet and give them everything they need, then we take them to a kennel we use where the guy who runs it is very good with dogs and we are really looking forward to see how they behave in their new surroundings. Zsanett that we work with have done this many times before and she is confident in our metro pack, and so am I :)

Whish us luck!

-Maud Kristine-