TNR enhance community health through a manageable healthy pet population by means of neutering and rabies campaigns, community education and enforced legal frameworks.
To achieve TNR goals faster, they now have a mobile animal clinic (funded by a very generous donorr) and have on the team a full-time vet, Dr. Desmond Tutu. Together with veterinary students and the support of county officials, TNR are educating communities on the personal benefits of controlled, healthy dog and cat populations.
They give free rabies vaccinations and offer and encourage sterilization of animals at no cost.
Some 2000 people die of rabies in Kenya every year. It is mainly caused through bites from dogs that carry the disease. The number of animals who die from this disease are unknown. Once contracted, it is rare to survive. Yet it is an entirely avoidable disease, as vaccinated animals will be immune to it. TNR are addressing this issue through vaccinations of dogs and cats – either owned by low-income households or stray animals.
TNR Website: https://tnrtrust.org/