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Thursday, March 31, 2016

ACE in Luxor - Day 148

Animal Care in Egypt is a charity in Luxor that is involved in the care of large working animals, education for owners and children, and free veterinary clinic services for small animals.

It's on the East Bank a bit south of the city. It was a pleasure to see people who care about animal welfare so adamantly. For example, we saw a horse which has been recovering after a shed fire killed about 15 of its stablemates. Angel was aptly named and was the only survivor. We also saw a few donkeys that were recovering from broken legs.

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Our reason for seeing the place was ultimately sad however.

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We brought in our little cat for inspection by the vet. It indeed did have several fractures which would have prevented it from having any sort of normal, pain-free life. So much changed from yesterday when it appeared to be improving. It didn't want to eat or drink today and hardly moved. We took a taxi to the clinic. Just like going to the airport, this meant driving all the way down to the bridge and partially back on the other side of the river. We petted it as it was given its injection.

It had only been a part of our lives for a week and a half but made quite a deep and lasting impact. I'm happy that it got to know and interact with humans.


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