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Yona when rescued

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Yona, 9 month later - Home!


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In Tanzania, rabies claims the lives
of about 1,500 humans per year

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Safari when rescued

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Safari 3 month later


By adopting one of our shelter dogs or cats you save a homeless animal and help us in our goal of giving these beautiful creatures a good and happy life.


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Are you interested in “hands on” help or trying to gain work experience abroad? Please contact us for details on how you can be part of this program.

Recent News

A huge THANK YOU to these Party-animals! 🙂

They were adding the thrill of fundraising for Mbwa Wa Africa to the - obviously great!- fun of partying and made sure we can feed our dogs and cats for the next weeks!

Danke mein liebstes Zippchen ( Christiane Massow, the giraffe-lady) und alles liebe zum Geburtstag nachtraeglich! <3
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1 day ago  ·  

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Impressions of our absolute adorable patch-work family! <3

You maybe saw them already on Instagram, but this is too cute and we want to share it here as well 🙂

Our mother cats Shujaa and Nasinyari have 13 kittens altogether! Nasinyari's had been born here, Shujaa came a week later with her litter. Sadly tricolored Shujaa is paralyzed after a dog bit her. She is moving around and is a sweet and affectionate cat, but it is unlikely that she will ever walk again.
However, the two moms came to an agreement to share the work of raising their kittens! It is really heartwarming to see that they don't separate between 'mine and yours' anymore, instead it can happen that ALL thirteen are crawling all over one Mum who is feeding and cleaning them and the 'other' Mum takes a break chilling in the sun 🙂

Oh and in 2-3 weeks they are ready to move to their forever, loving homes. And it would be awesome if also the Mums could win over somebody's heart!?
Anybody interested?
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3 days ago  ·  

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We are always quite busy with outreach patients, usually dogs of the neighborhood with various problems. Their owners bring them to our gate and some we can treat right away, some just need vaccinations and treatment for parasites. Some we have to bring to the vet and they will stay one or two nights in our office/'hospital'.

Here are the most recent ones who needed a bit more help, but before I will tell you more about them......:

If you want to help us helping dogs like Panja, Clari, Siafu and Yoda please feel free to donate 😉

Please have a look at this link:
Locally it would be the easiest do donate via
M-Pesa: 0752 496 589
Airtel Money: 0784 696 907

And here they come!
With 13 years Panja is an old Lady. Not many dogs reach that age here in Tanzania, so you can tell that she has very loving owners!
They brought her to us, when Panja started to have trouble to swallow food and they found something growing in her throat. The tumor got removed at Merlino, but sadly it was cancer.... Anyway, the operation bought her some time and comfort and we are happy that we could help this lovely dog and lovely people!

Clari was one of the very first street dogs we neutered 5 years ago. She is a stunning and very friendly dog with absolute no issues, so no wonder our dog handler Amoni ended up taking her home…:-)
Sunday 2 weeks ago he came to us in distress. Some sick and cruel people (our opinion) took his dogs in the night (mind you, he has a fence around his home), cut off the tips of the ears of puppy Carlos and smashes Claris leg with a stone. Carlos ears we could attend ourselves, Clari needed to go to Merlino where an x-ray confirmed that her leg was badly broken. It got aligned under narcosis and she has to wear a cast for six weeks now! After we watched her for two nights we brought her home and boy, was everybody happy (the pictures are very blurry, but you can feel the joy!)

Siafu we know since he was a little, mangy puppy, we even had the honor to name him! Now 5 years old (old for a Tanzanian village dog!) he came with trouble breathing and a check up at Merlino showed that his problems come from a heart condition. Sadly not too much we can do, but today he went home already on his own four paws again.

And today our Amoni came with one of his neighbor dogs, super friendly Yoda. He has a seriously infected ear, either from a blow, a snakebite, we can’t really tell. We cleaned and treated sweet Yoda and Amoni is taking him home to watch him closely until he is better.

We are so proud of our staff taking responsibility and caring about dogs who aren’t even theirs! They, as well as all the dog owners who don’t look away if their dog is in trouble make us feel that we are on the right way in this sometimes mad and cruel world!

Please help us to help them, they deserve it!
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5 days ago  ·  

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Cute, cuter, Tanza! 🙂

Only 6 weeks old Tanza had no chance to survive on the streets when Elisabeth, a young girl from Denmark found him. He probably wouldn't agree, because he is VERY full of his one kilogram heavy self! 😉
But he learned already that he can't win every fight with the older (and bigger!) pups and is showing his soft and sweet Tanza-puppy site more and more often!

Welcome to the pack young man! <3
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6 days ago  ·  

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