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Ada, named after a strong female character of the British TV series Peaky Blinders, is a wadi dog rescued from the streets of Muscat after witnessed some of her siblings being gunshot and killed. She has been understandably shy ever since but after lots of love therapy and several hours of volunteering training she is now ready to enjoy her life around humans. She is getting adopted by a wonderful family in India which already have experience with wadi dogs since they've rescued and adopted one themselves when living in Muscat and we couldn't be happier with what the future holds for Ada. But unfortunately the veterinary care and the costs of sending a dog overseas from Muscat/Oman are very high and our group of volunteers & friends from Muscat Dog Adoption have no funds to cover the bills. Ada, her sister Lilly and other two rescued wadi dogs has been under my foster care since they were rescued and I never gave up on them. Two of her sisters were adopted by a local family and we expected to get more people adopting our rescued wadi dogs locally but we are not having no lucky and not much support either. I truly believe this sweet family in India is just what Ada needs to have a wonderful life. Please help us to get Ada to India! Here is the breakdown of the costs, in Omani Rial (OMR), that are keeping Ada and her new family apart.
Ada's neutering procedure 75 OMR + Microchip 25 OMR + Second hand large travel box 50 OMR + Import paperwork 85 OMR + Ada's Ticket (cargo) around 100 OMR = 335 OMR (which is around 860 US Dollars or 750 Euros).
What we have done for Ada so far: Ada was rescued along with her sisters Lilly, Grace and Polli on March the 19th by a group of solo animal rights advocates and volunteers from Muscat Dog Adoption. Lilly got shot but survived. Two other puppies were dead and I buried them with help of friends. One adult dog had a bullet hole in his face but we couldn't catch him to help and he vanished. Days latter after we have rescued the puppies the remaining dog were again target and two adult dogs were killed and 4 wounded. Ada has been under my care since them. We have provided food, water, training, safe conditions and most importantly *love* for her and other 7 rescued wadi dogs (3 are now adopted) while my volunteers friends from Muscat Dog Adoption have been fundraising and raising donations for the veterinary costs such as vaccines, worm medicines and so on.
There are lots of health wadi and jebel dogs being killed or dying from dehydration on the streets of Muscat. Once we find people to adopt the ones already rescued will open our house to new one to foster. Not all rescued wadi dogs get a chance that Ada is getting. Some are part of our TNR (trap, neuter and release) program but once released they are still under the risk of being targeted and killed. Please help us to make it happen. Once the target of this campaign is reached and Ada's gets to India I will provided detailed copy of the bills to show how well your donations were spent.
Also have a look on Muscat Dog Adoption facebook page to know more about Ada and other dogs mentioned here. Follow my facebook public profile (Jéssica Gonçalves) and check the album Blue Collar Dogs to know more about my rescued and fostered dogs and cats. There is also a page about the legal shooting of dogs in Oman. Be aware of very graphic photos. Facebook page: Help Us to Stop This.
Many blessings to you and thanks in advance for your kindness. It will pay off. It always does.
Jéssica Gonçalves & Muscat Dog Adoption
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I always loved dogs and cats but it was in Muscat, Oman, that I became actively engaged towards this cause. After witnessed stray dogs, known as wadi and jebel dogs, being legally killed and sometimes left wounded agonising on the streets I could not turn my back on them.
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