Last weekend we were doing our rounds checking on our #TNVT (treated,neutered, vaccinated, tagged) strays in the city of Tangier, Morocco and we saw this poor boy in a very bad state.
It took us 3 hours to follow him, coax him with food, but we finally were able to pick him up and take him to the vet. We have named him HERO since he is just that, for surviving on the streets for so long in such a state.
He has Leismaniasis, quite common here, caused by sandflies landing on them, sucking blood, and leaving behind a parasite which enters their blood. It is never curable, but with the right medication can be suppressed. We have 6 Leismaniasis dogs living at SFT Animal Sanctuary - all doing very well after treatment, and now on daily meds for life.
The first urgent treatment for 1 month, costs 220 EUR/255 USD. After that, his daily pills for life will cost 80 EUR/93 USD per year. We cannot re-release Hero back to the streets, since he needs this special care for life. Will you contribute towards his care or sponsor him? Sponsoring him costs 240 euros per year. But we must raise funds now for his 1 month treatment and our vet bill and ongoing care. We hope to raise at least 500 EUR/580 USD for him now if possible.
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