Stop slaughter of the surviving 'Mkushi Dogs', confiscated from meat traders.
A truck, carrying 70 live dogs in a closed container, bound tor the Congo/Zambian Border was intercepted, and seized by police authorities in Mkushi earlier this week.
Tragically all but 21 dogs suffocated to death while a vet sought an urgent court order to grant permission for all the dogs to be shot immediately.
Unbelievably, the said court order still stands for the surviving 21 dogs to be shot tomorrow. This is IN SPITE of the fact that several local animal welfare organisations have rallied together with community members of Mkushi District, and have, with the help of public donations managed to deliver treatment, food and shelter to the surviving dogs. They have assured authorities that these 21 remaining dogs can be taken care of and eventually be rehabilitated and re-homed and pose no threat to Public Health.
These Dogs are thought to be the lucky few to have been rescued from a meat trade racket PLEASE HELP US by simply signing this petition and passing it on.
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Update #229 days ago
The Mkushi Dogs have been released by the court into the Cactus Foundation Quarantine Facility and are receiving the TLC and veterinary attention they need under the joint custody and care of The Cactus Foundation and Lusaka Animal Welfare Society (LAWS)
Although the immediate danger of the dogs being destroyed has, for the time being passed. The legal battle for their long term welfare and investigations into the persons involved in this atrocious business are on going
Update #1about a month ago
Thank you for your signatures and messages so far!
The good news is that the dogs are in good hands and are continuing their recovery from their ordeal.
HOWEVER we desperately need MORE signatures before 8am tomorrow.
A legal team is en route to Mkushi to challenge the ruling to destroy the surviving dogs.
Their appeal will be heard tomorrow.
This petition may make all the difference.