We have picked up many dogs from Gaza City in the last week. Some of them are mothers with puppies.
This poor donkey is around ten years old. Her owner sold her a while ago to someone who lives close to him. But unfortunately today the old owner found her again in front of his door, full of wounds and starved and dehydrated. He knew she had been treated very poorly. He contacted the new owner and bought her back from him. We welcomed her in the shelter so she can recover here. There was one condition: that she would never have to go back to work. We will give her food and take care of her, so she can enjoy the last period of her life far away from the abuse and misery that she endured.
We were contacted by a lady from Deir Al Balah who told us she rescued this poor puppy while a group of children were tying him up and beating him she took him from their hands and took him home until we arrived to pick him up. We brought him to the shelter and he is safe there now.
Yesterday, a citizen from Khan Yunis contacted us, about this cat that had been in a car accident. This cat used to come his house all the time, where his family used fo feed her. He took her to the veterinarian, Nanees, who gave her medicine to stop the bleeding and first aid. She is suffering from a fracture of the lower jaw. On his way to bring the cat, he found another cat who also had an accident – we think she was sleeping in a car engine when it started. The accident injured her back and she is unable to walk on her hind legs. Both cats were brought to the veterinary clinic in Gaza and given the necessary treatment, and one of them will undergo an operation in the lower jaw. They are now under care and treatment.
Our friend Abeer contacted us about this puppy one of the kids in her family had seen all alone in a public park. We went to pick him up and brought him to the vet. While we were there, we were contacted by someone else about a second puppy in that park. We went back to pick him up and brought him to the vet as well. Both puppies are suffering from mange and fleas. They are being treated and safe with us.
Here are some pictures of the 40 rescue cats living in Saeed’s home, photographed around the beginning of the current war. While everybody in Gaza has an emergency plan to take important things and leave the house. They will have to get out fast when they get a call from Israeli intelligence saying that their house will be bombed. Saeed has boxes ready to put the cats in if this happens. He and his family already did a exercise. He is ready to leave the house with all his cats in 5 minutes. (A small note from translator: when you see posts written in third… person about Saeed on this account, it means that I wrote it. I am telling you what Saeed told me today via WhatsApp. If you see “I” or “we” that means Saeed wrote the post).