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£793raised of £5,000 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £793 to Gongo, a Tanzanian Street Dog had his leg hacked off with a bush knife and we need to raise money for his treatment and travel to the UK.

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 24th December 2016

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    Gongo 'the survivor' is a 2 year old Tanzanian Street Dog who had his leg hacked off with a bush knife in a deliberate act of cruelty. A local resident contacted Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue to alert them to the situation.

    That night the rescue staff were unable to reach Gongo as he was too fearful and ran away. The next day they managed to locate him and returned to the rescue where his severe injuries became more apparent. Despite his obvious malnourishment, Gongo was so fearful that he would not eat, drink or even look at the carers, to the point where he was cowering in the corner. After patience and trust building, the carers were able to take him for much needed veterinary treatment and, after surgery and recuperation, he even started to wag his tail.

    On inspection it became very apparent that Gongo had suffered many injuries in his short life including neck and mouth/dental wounds. The vet has advised that the mouth wounds will be causing excruciating pain but unfortunately the surgery required is not available in Arusha, Tanzania.

    Despite obvious maltreatment and torture, Gongo is the friendliest, sweetest boy who just wants to love and be loved. He enjoys playing with the the other dogs (and cats) & has become a mentor to some young puppies at the rescue!!!

    Sadly Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue survive on donations alone, so do not have the finances or space to provide long term care for Gongo and would love to see him move to his forever home and receive the essential veterinary treatment he requires.

    I am desperate for Gongo to come and live with me in his forever home in Scotland, but this is extremely expensive and funding is needed for essential medical treatment and travel costs to the UK. Any support/donations, no matter how small, would be very much appreciated to help this gorgeous, gorgeous boy come to his new safe life and forever home in Scotland.



    • Phyllis Hutchison

      Phyllis Hutchison

      3 months ago

      Phyllis Hutchison

      Have a read of our story in the Scottish Sun - http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/7247751/Yappy-ending-Dog-lover-spends-5k-to-adopt-three-legged-African-mongrel.html

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    • Phyllis Hutchison

      Phyllis Hutchison

      3 months ago

      Phyllis Hutchison

      Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, your generosity is much appreciated! Together we can make difference by donating. Your kindness and generosity will be life changing. Phyllis Here is a photo of Gongo's first Scottish nap...

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    • Phyllis Hutchison

      Phyllis Hutchison

      4 months ago

      Phyllis Hutchison

      Thanks to all the people who are giving us hope of bringing Gongo home to Scotland. Every single donation big or small brings us closer to a happy life for this lovely little boy who's experienced so much negativity in his short life. I'm amazed how much he loves people after all he's been through.

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    • Lynsey McBurnie

      Lynsey McBurnie

      Nov 20, 2016

      Lovely to meet you and Gongo today at Irvine Beach. The world needs more people like you! Lynsey & Graeme and Callie the dog!


    • Catherine Cameron

      Catherine Cameron

      Nov 6, 2016

      I hope this small donation helps towards giving this poor dog the life he deserves. Keep up the good work Phyllis.


    • Bruce W & Vita K In memory of Scooter J

      Bruce W & Vita K In memory of Scooter J

      Oct 25, 2016


    About the fundraiser
    Phyllis Hutchison

    Phyllis Hutchison

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    My name is Phyllis Hutchison and after travelling to Tanzania 3 years ago my life changed forever. I now dedicate much of my time raising funds for amazing Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue who care for the street dogs and cats of Arusha, Tanzania.

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