It is more important for the animals in our community to be spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and healthy than it is to turn a profit. However, donations are always welcome. We have three skilled veterinarians who provide a variety of services such as spaying and neutering, vaccinations, and dental cleanings. If your pet already spayed/neutered, our services are free of charge. If it isn’t, our services will be free of charge after you allow us to sterilize your animal. Our clinic serves to ensure better care for the animals in our community. Our clinic is open for walk in cases but due to our veterinarians’ busy schedules, we ask that you always book an appointment for spay and neuter surgery.
We rely entirely on donations and sponsorships to help the sick, neglected, and abused dogs in our care. All of thr dogs we rescue are medicated, vaccinated, and sterilized. We also rehabilitate, socialize, and attempt to rehome the dogs in our care as well. But we can’t do it alone.
With your help, we can do better.
The Quarantine Section looks after dogs with serious viruses and diseases that are under observation and medication, as well as new admissions to The Sanctuary that are going through their vaccination course. All newly rescued dogs are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and will spend approximately one month in the Quarantine Section before they can be safely introduced to the other dogs. The Quarantine Section is housed 10 meters apart from the rest of The Sanctuary in order to prevent the spread of viruses & diseases. All staff must disinfect themselves on entry & exit from this area for the same reasons
The Care Center
The Care Center was established in 2016. It shelters many sick, old, paralyzed and disabled dogs. There are 5 staff members caring for these dogs 24 /7. Currently, with 60 dogs in their care, duties include walks twice a day, supervised water therapy and Dog Physiotherapy for those with special needs, cleaning wounds daily to prevent infections, administering and keeping track of their medications and most importantly socializing them so we can bring the dogs one step closer to finding a forever home.
Spay & Neutering
Spay and neutering is an essential part of the work that we do with our local community to help control the stray dog population. Lack of awareness of this procedure and its benefits are the root causes of this problem and one we are on a mission to correct. TMTRD hosts monthly Spay & Neuter days at temples, shelters and other public spaces where we allow owners to bring their dogs and we bring strays in that area for the operation too. On our last Spay & Neuter day two vets operated on 41 dogs in one day. This has an immediate and enormous impact on the stray population in that area.
Basic First Aid:
Here is some advice and tips to help you in an emergency or if you are worried about your dog showing symptoms of disease or infection.
How do you know your dog is sick?
The top 10 signs that your dog may be ill:
- Bad breath or drooling
- Excessive drinking or urination
- Appetite change associated with weight loss or gain
- Change in activity level (e.g., lack of interest in doing things they once did)
- Stiffness or difficulty in rising or climbing stairs
- Sleeping more than normal, or other behavior or attitude changes
- Coughing, sneezing, excessive panting, or labored breathing
- Dry or itchy skin, sores, lumps, or shaking of the head
- Frequent digestive upsets or change in bowel movements
- Dry, red, or cloudy eyes
Spay & Neuter
When It's Time to Spay Your Dog
The best way to find out an appropriate time to spay your female dog is by asking your veterinarian. Your vet can consider your dog’s individual needs and make a recommendation. Most female dogs can be spayed any time after three or four months of age, and preferably before their first heat for the best health benefits. The first heat cycle occurs somewhere around six to seven months of age, depending on the breed.
how to Prepare Your Dog for Surgery
For Generally speaking, your dog should not eat and drink for at least eight hours before the surgery because the anesthesia may cause nausea. Veterinarian will usually offer pre-surgical blood work to make sure your dog is healthy enough for surgery and doesn’t have any health conditions that would affect the choice of anesthesia. Typically, young and healthy dogs don’t have any issues, but it’s a good idea to have a baseline reference for future blood tests.
How to Watch For your pet After Surgery
If the dog keeps licking the stitches, use an Elizabethan collar to prevent this. Some dogs have trouble walking while wearing these, and they bonk into doorways and tables. Nonetheless, have the dog wear it even during sleep, because licking can prevent the incision from healing properly.
Call your veterinarian if you see any unusual symptoms or changes that concern you. You may notice immediately after surgery that your dog isn’t her usual self. She may feel lethargic or have low energy. Give her some time to recover before you start to worry. The spaying procedure can make your dog calmer overall, but dogs–for the most part–tend to bounce back to their usual personalities after recovery. Some dogs are more affected than others, though, so talk to your vet if you’re concerned.
You can help many stray dogs by donating just a little.
With your help, we can do better.