Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ploiesti Neutering Challenge Day 11

This past week we held Day 11 of our Ploiesti Neutering Challenge. We had only planned to capture 10 stray females in urgent need of sterilization, but we encountered more pregnant females so we ended up with 15 animals at the end of the day: 13 dogs and 2 cats.

What is all the more special is that Day 11 saved the life of one female stray dog. Initially we thought she was pregnant, but when the vet opened her up for the spay surgery, he realized she had pyometra. Also, judging by the state of her internal organs, the vet realized this dog had been a victim of a recent car accident. Fortunately for her, this female stray dog was lucky enough to be picked up by us on Day 11, and then saved from death by the vet. Pretty amazing!

Please have a look at Day 11 in pictures:

 One pregnant stray dog picked up from the street

3 more female dogs picked up on Day 11; the white and orange dog in the front left is the one with pyometra

 Top quality spay surgery using the keyhole incision technique

 Two days later, the dogs were returned into their territories, fully recovered

We also fed them when returning them into their territories

Day 11 was sponsored by Help4Strays, Dog's Wish, Zoe, Greet and Menno and their canine family. Thank you dearly to you all!

So let's see where we are in our total count of the Ploiesti Neutering Challenge. A total of 281 animals were helped in the first 10 days of sterilizations, then 6 more animals received emergency sterilizations in the last couple of weeks, and then 15 more animals were sterilized on Day 11. The new total count is at 302!

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