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Dahab Diary

9 February 2014

We’re back! Arrived safe and sound and a little tired late Saturday night and all looking forward to a good night in our own beds. And what lovely weather to come home to! Friday was our final opportunity to do some ops. If was difficult to work out the most efficient way of making the drugs

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Dahab Diary

7 February 2014

Tally for today: 4 dog castrates, 1 dog spay, 5 cat spays, 1 cat castrate as well as aiding the birth of a single pup. It brings the total to 122, easily exceeding our target of 100. Amal put her new-found practical skills to good use today, tying off a ligature on a dog spay.

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Dahab Diary

6 February 2014

Yesterday morning was used for consultations- but we began by checking up on the Ralph’s Bakery cat who underwent a triple operation yesterday: leg amputation, hernia removal and spay.  It was fantastic to see her doing so well – she was very lively and keen to learn to walk on 3 legs. Generally, both cats

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Dahab Diary

5 February 2014

Tally for the day: 4 dog spays, 1 dog castrate and 3 cat spays. In addition, we did a cat hernia repair, and then performed a leg amputation on a cat – on the same cat. The amputee cat lives around Ralph’s German Bakery, a very popular café and bakery.  Many customers had requested that

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Dahab Diary

4 February 2014

After a long first week during which we did 89 ops, Sunday was our first free day, which we used to explore the area. We were taken on a desert safari, organized by volunteers from AWD, so that we could some impression of the Sinai countryside. We were picked up early in the morning and

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Dahab Diary

2 February 2014

After a frantic day 5, we did a total of 25 ops during the last two days, covering the full range of dog and cat spays and castrates. Friday was designated to help Janet, who runs Janet’s Wadi, “Support the Street Dogs of Daha”. She keeps about 150 dogs in a wadi just outside of

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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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