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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

New puppies due any moment...

Joeh, goat kraal manager, taking care of Penda
Penda, a 6 year-old Anatolian Shepherd cross, is due to give birth in the next couple of days.

The animal care and veterinary teams are working with student interns and volunteers to monitor Penda by taking her temperature twice daily. As soon as there is a drop in temperature we will know that within that day she will give birth to her litter. The volunteers will be involved in the daily care and monitoring of Penda and her puppies. Within a few weeks from birth, and prior to placement, CCF performs basic health treatments on the puppies such as de-worming and vaccinations, as well as sterilisations. These young dogs at around eight weeks of age will be placed on various farms in Namibia to serve as Livestock Guarding Dogs.

Penda - Waiting...
Penda has had many successful litters in the past. Her latest was in June 2010 when she raised nine healthy pups.

We will keep you posted.

Rosie Glazier, DVN
Veterinary Nurse