On the 17th of July, we received what has transpired to be one of the hardest calls we’ve ever received 💔
We were alerted to a site where anywhere between over 100 dogs face almost certain death if we don’t intervene.
We’ve never dealt with anything on this scale before and we can’t stress how much we need the help of the community 🙏
Some of the dogs and puppies here are showing signs of being extremely ill. We are so incredibly worried that they are going to die slow, horrible and painful deaths as this illness spreads amongst them.
We are devastated to say we suspect a distemper outbreak 😭 To make matters worse, we’re very limited in our ability to get even food, fresh water and medical supplies to this site.
These dogs will undoubtedly all die if we do nothing. 100 dogs or maybe even more 💔
We are committed to doing what we can to try and save as many as we can. But we cannot stress enough what an enormous feat this is and how much we need the support of our community. Please see below on how you can help!
THIS IS OUR PLAN TO SAVE THEM
1. RENT A NEW SITE AND HIRE A DEDICATED WORKER
We need to rent an additional warehouse / site for 12 months to act as a quarantine safe house. We will hire dedicated workers so as not to risk the animals in our care.
Cost: AED 80,000 for 12 months
2. SET UP A TEMPORARY SHELTER
We need crates, pens, sheets, towels, F10, PPE, coolers, AC\'s, generator. The list is endless. Any leads on how we can source these in numbers would be incredible. Any of these items not being used that can be donated would be so appreciated
3. TEST & RESCUE
We need to start identifying the most symptomatic animals immediately. Those showing symptoms need urgent veterinary support. We don\'t want any animals to suffer.
For those that are non-symptomatic and in the surrounding area we will test. If all clear, we will relocate, quarantine and provide necessary care.
Rescued So Far
The situation in Fujairah is extremely bleak, and with over 100 dogs needing urgent help, we are doing everything we can to ensure we rescue as many of these innocent animals as possible. Donations and monetary support from the community continues to be critical to our ability to continue our rescue work. With this status page, we try to be as transparent as possible with some of the larger expenses we have as part of this rescue operation. As always, please reach out to us via socials or [email protected] for more information.
- We need a total of 10 AC units for the new shelter.
- Rental costs for the temporary shelter housing the rescued dogs.
- Monthly sponsors for food and ongoing care for the rescued dogs.
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Rescue Progress & Timeline
July 17, 2022🚨 First Call & Task ForceWe first received the call on July 17 about the awful situation. Through the course of the day, we understood the magnitude of the situation and realized we couldn't stand by and do nothing. That evening we put together a team of people to plan the rescue effort.
July 18, 2022❗️ A New ShelterOur first priority was to secure a new site to house the dogs we rescue. This meant finding a new space, getting it cleaned and prepped to house dogs, sorting out electricity, water, air-conditioning and other bare necessities. With the enormous efforts of the team, we managed to land on a place. The next step was to plan the various intake and segregation of dogs at the shelter.
July 19, 2022🛠 Shelter Prep - Day 1Day 1 of Shelter Prep involved getting AC's installed, connecting a generator for power, cleaning the entire space, washing, cleaning and disinfecting the rooms, and planning spaces for the new occupants.
July 20, 2022👷 Shelter Prep - Day 2Through the course of Wednesday, with non-stop efforts from a team of volunteers, work on the new shelter continued to make it ready to accommodate as many as we can rescue. Ground leveled, lights installed, water pump set up and all the rooms and areas painstaking cleaned.
July 21, 2022⛑ Rescue Efforts BeginWith enormous thanks to the team of Stray Dogs Center, we started efforts to test and relocate dogs from the site to the new shelter. The situation at the site is truly heartbreaking. Unfortunately only one older doggy tested negative - he is now the first resident in our new temporary shelter.
July 22, 2022🏚 Shelter UpdatesWhile we continue to test and pick up whatever dogs we can from the site, work continues to progress at the new shelter. First thing this morning we had the enclosures put up to ensure the packs of dogs we bring back are properly separated and quarantined to contain any potential infections or viruses. Also, our first resident! 🐶❤️
July 23, 2022🐶 The Recue ContinuesThe rescue continues in full swing, and the temporary shelter is looking better than ever! Within a week we've already come so far, and that is in no small part due to our wonderful community and volunteers who've donated their support, time and efforts. These two cuties are the latest addition to our shelter.
July 23, 2022📈 Doggy & Shelter Work DayFollowing on yesterdays updates from our two new additions. Both received a second round of tests and were vaccinated at the vet's. Thankfully they are certainly negative and doing well - now happily settled in to the main shelter. Lend a hand by sponsoring our new residents, Amber & Archer! In the meantime, work at the new temporary shelter continues with a load of volunteers heading in this morning to finish off much of the pending work. We also had a delivery of supplies come in, which we are ever grateful for.