Articles from January, 2014

Dahab Diary

31 January 2014

Day 5, and it was a busy morning with plenty of dogs and cats brought in by the catching team and other locals. At times the recovery yard was bulging at the seams.  During the afternoon we had an influx of puppies to treat, and just when we thought our day’s work was done, the

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Dahab Diary

30 January 2014

After three days of operating, today was a little different, as we focused on education. After an early morning swim/snorkel at Eel Garden, we made our way to the clinic where a  workshop for local animal lovers and professionals had been arranged. It was well attended with the modest clinic building packed with interested and

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Dahab Diary

29 January 2014

Another long day, and we’re getting into a routine. We did 2 bitch spays, 5 dog castrations, 6 cat spays and 2 cat castrations. Local vet Amira came to see us in action and was joined by newly qualified Amal, who has yet to practice. We showed them a new technique for spaying, and taught

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Dahab Diary

28 January 2014

Day 2, and Karen and Lisa have been busy. They performed 4 bitch spays, 3 dog castrates, 3 cat spays, and 4 cat castrates. So how do these cats and dogs find their way to the clinic? After all, when we want to neuter some dogs in Witney, we simply text selected dogs and the

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Dahab Dairy

27 January 2014

We have just finished our first day here in Dahab, and we’ve been busy! We neutered 5 dogs and 7 cats today, and worked almost non-stop for the entire day. At least the sun was shining outside, and apparently it was really quite warm… The anaesthetics take some getting used to, as we lack the

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Dahab Diary

24 January 2014

Almost ready. We’re leaving early tomorrow morning, driving to Luton from where we’ll fly to Sharm El Sheikh. We’ll be met at the airport by people representing AWD (here is a link to their facebook page – they have a countdown to the start of our project!) and they’ll drive us to Dahab (about 100

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Dahab Diary

21 January 2014

After Botswana in November, Cogges is now going to Egypt to provide some important veterinary aid. Dahab is a small town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is a popular destination for divers, and it was during one of her diving trips that Lisa, our head nurse, became aware of

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