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Nov 12, 2009
Bandit

Mangey little Bandit 10-Nov-09

Bandit wandered into the bus stop bookstore coffee shop this week.  The regular customers quickly realized that this puppy was all alone and looking for sanctuary so they called Ayuda.

With a mangey face, and perhaps his very first day away from his mother, Bandit was carried through the closest neighborhoods where residents were asked if they knew this puppy.  Although he had been seen by the neighbors, no one knew where this little chow had originated.  The popular suspicion is that he was probably dropped off from a passing bus.

The neighbors were made aware that Ayuda was taking him to Zoo Mascota for treatments, and that he would then go to a temporary foster home while he recovers.

Bandit is about 9 or 10 weeks old and we think we may have already found a nice family of humans for him.  But first he will complete his mange treatments, become sterilized, and receive our standard series of vaccinations.

Despite our daily efforts to control the dog population, we still have a continuous supply of puppy adoption opportunities.  Please Contact Us if you are interested in helping to find homes for homeless animals.  Our supplies of basic medications for Bandit and others like him continue to become painfully reduced.   In order to rebuild our inventory of supplies we desperately require cash and/or in-kind donations.  We ask for support from local residents,  visitors, and people like you who care about the plight of helpless animals.

Aug 24, 2009

 

Breakfast at Navidad   23-Aug-09

Breakfast for 2 at Navidad 23-Aug-09

Ayuda supplies food for at least seven daily feeding stations in Panajachel.  Each station is located in an area which is out of harms way from traffic and other human dangers.

In addition to a safe place for food, the stations are used to discover new animals, as well as to base-line future surgery patients, and to administer medical treatments and dietary supplements.

Feeding Station Navidad is supplied twice each day for an average of 7 dogs per feeding.  The number of dogs who await the feeder can vary based on his arrival time.  By purposely varying the arrival times, survey taking becomes more consistent in determining which dogs are most likely homeless, and which are the most needy.

Nike rules Navidad  23-Aug-09

Nike rules Navidad 23-Aug-09

Nike showed herself at Navidad for the first time about two weeks ago. Before then she had been hiding in the bushes.

We call her Nike because she is such a good sneaker.

However, since she has taken to more comfortably showing herself, very few of the other regular dogs get to eat while she is there.   And she is now there all the time.

Feeding the other dogs has become a bit of a game in which the feeder must try to cover more spread out meals while Nike keeps trying to claim and protect all of them from the other dogs at the same time.  Eventually everybody running around settles down as Nike returns to the biggest meal, which was the first and served just to her.  This process occurs twice each day.

We are certain that Nike is homeless.  She is currently lactating and we do not know where her puppies are located.  It is difficult to tell her age and how many litters she has already had.  But it would appear to have been many.

She is also very undernourished so we sneak additional supplements into her daily regime.  We hope to build her up by the time she finishes lactating so that she will be ready for sterilization.  And we hope to find someone like you who would be willing to sponsor her for that surgery and vaccination.  Please contact us if you would like to help Nike and others like her.


 

 
 
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Selaine D'ambrosi
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