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Wild Dog - Jogi

yogi feb 20152015 - Yogi at 1 year old.

yogi feb 2015

2015 - Yogi at 1 year old.

yogi feb 20152015 - Yogi at 1 year old.

yogi feb 2015

2015 - Yogi at 1 year old.

yogi feb 2015

2015 - Yogi at 1 year old.

 

NAME: Jogi

GENDER: Male

AGE: (2017) 3 years

WEIGHT: (2015) 26.5Kg (2016) 32.8Kg

BORN: 2014 - Okakarara / Okamatapati region

SIBLINGS: Messi and Robin

RELEASED INTO THE OKONJIMA NATURE RESERVE: 13 July 2015

 

Jogi is one of our rehabilitated wild dogs in the Okonjima Nature Reserve.

On the 14th of July 2014 the AfriCat Foundation was requested by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (M.E.T) to collect three orphaned wild dog pups (two males - Jogi and Messi - and one female - Robin ) from the Okakarara/ Okamatapati region after they were handed over by community members. Six additional pups were found dead by the time they were rescued.

Initially housed in a semi-open holding facility at the AfriCat headquarters, the pups recovered under the care of the AfriCat team from malnourishment and episodic attacks of fever. The two males had both deep incisions around their necks suggesting that they had been tied-up with a piece of wire before they were brought to the MET offices.

All dogs were vaccinated against rabies and canine distemper before they were moved into a larger, more open camp in September 2014.

 

In the beginning of September Jogi was observed with a serious limp in his right hind leg, such that he was only using 3 legs. He was treated with an anti-inflammatory analgesic and was examined to find possible causes, but neither exterior nor interior injuries could be determined. Despite his limp, he did not show any signs of weakness or a decreased level of activity. His condition clearly improved, but a slight instability was still visible and so we decided to take him for X-rays to find the cause behind his wobbly walking. To make the 50 km trip to Otjiwarongo easier, Jogi was slightly sedated for the transport. The X-ray showed some thickening of the bone in the middle of his tibia. For comparison, another X-ray was taken of the healthy hind leg, which revealed a site where the leg had broken previously. Despite a slight mal-alignment that will improve over time, as he grows and lays down more bone, the fracture has healed well by itself. We are not sure what caused the break, but it is possible that it occurred because the bones of all the puppies were weaker than they should have been. This is often the case in hand-reared carnivores, and is mostly due to an insufficient diet. In the wild, pups are given regurgitated meat that contains essential enzymes and pro-biotic bacteria which enhance the digestive and absorptive capabilities of the pup. This can be difficult to artificially supply to hand-reared pups, and therefore their diet suffers as a result.

 

In May 2015 Jogi and his siblings were moved to Alcatraz - a soft-release camp located in the 200 km2 Okonjima Nature Reserve in preparation for the introduction to Ricky and Raine who had been successfully rehabilitated in 2010.

 

The AfriCat Wild Dogs - Messi, Jogi and Robin

The wild dogs - Part 1: Rex, Ruby, Ricky and Raine

The wild dogs - Part 2: Team Fifa and the wild dog management plan 2014 / 2015

The wild dogs - An attempt of social integration of two unrelated wild dog packs and re-introduction in the Okonjima Nature Reserve.

 

The hope was that by increasing the size of the pack by introducing the three young wild dogs (1) Ricky and Raine would gain direct benefits from an increased and stronger pack and (2) the three youngsters would be able to acquire the needed hunting skills from the experienced females in order to survive in the wild. The introduction process was accompanied with a lot of aggression originating from the three young dogs and eventually cost Raine’s life. Ricky seems to be accepted by the young dogs into their pack.

However, due to her mature age and a heavy limp of her right front leg caused by a previous fracture, we are not sure for how long Ricky will be able to keep up with the younger trio because of the 9 year age difference. Constant monitoring of movement and pack dynamics will tell if Ricky will be accepted as a full member into the pack and if this introduction attempt that cost everybody involved nerves, tears and sleepless nights at least finds its almost happy ending.

 

The pups' names are all associated with the 2014 World Cup. JOGI is proudly named after the German coach Joachim "JOGI" LÖW, who led the German soccer team to victory during the 2014 world cup.

 

Adoption Fee

Adopt Jogi for 1 year: U$ 480 / £ 330 / € 390

Be a sole supporter (adopter) of Jogi for one year: N$ 12,000 /
U$ 1,500 / £ 900 / € 1,200


The adoption fee covers the cost of medical bills, fuel and car maintenance for regular monitoring, meat for those that are struggling in the beginning of the rehabilitation stage, maintaining the roads, bush-clearing and general maintenance of the Park which is partly sponsored by AfriCat.

 


Ways you can adopt Jogi:

 

1. Adopt Jogi through our online Shop, pay via credit card or paypal.

(available soon)

 


2. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Jogi and make your donation via PayPal to africat@africat.org

 

 


3. UK taxpayers can donate via Tusk Trust. tusk trust Download a Tusk donation / adoption form:
http://www.africat.org/downloads/adoption-forms

 

 

Tusk UK
Tusk Trust,
4 Cheapside House, High Street,
Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AA

Tel: +44 (0)1747 831 005
Email:
info@tusk.org

 


4. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Jogi and make your donation via Virgin Money Giving, donations will be routed to AfriCat through TUSK Trust.

 

 

5. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Jogi and make your donation through AfriCat's United Kingdom Bank.

Details for all national and international swift transactions:
Account name: AfriCat UK
Account number: 00767476
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC,
Address: 27 Soho Square, London W1D 3QR, UK.
Sort code: 20-52-69

 

 

 

africat namibia 6. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Jogi and make your donation through AfriCat's Namibian Bank.

Details for all national and international swift transactions:
AfriCat Foundation
Account number: 62245889186
Branch code:
28-06-73
Bank:
First National Bank Namibia Ltd. Otjiwarongo Branch, Namibia
Swift:
FIRNNANX
Postal Address:
P.O. Box 64, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Physical Address:
7 St Georges Street, Otjiwarongo, Namibia

 

 

 

ubuntu namibia

7. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Jogi and make your donation through UBUNTU - Namibia e.V.

 

UBUNTU – Namibia e.V.
Susanne und Roland Schäfer

Bergstraße 67
76646 Bruchsal / Germany

Ihre Unterstützung unserer Projekte in Namibia freut uns sehr.
Bitte geben sie im Verwendungszweck Projekt AfriCat oder Projekt UBUNTU an.
Unser Spendenkonto in Deutschland:
UBUNTU-Namibia e.V.

Volksbank Bruchsal-Bretten eG
Konto Nr.: 64750
Bankleitzahl: 663 912 00
IBAN: DE78 6639 1200 0000 0647 50
BIC: GENODE61BTT
Um Ihnen eine Spendenbescheinigung zukommen lassen zu können, teilen Sie uns bitte
Ihre Anschrift mit:
Name, Vorname

Mobil: 0049 173 3026774
Email: ubuntu.namibia@gmail.com
Blog: ubuntu-namibia.blogspot.de

 

 

 

africat america 8. Contact AfriCat America by email and state you would like to adopt Jogi and make your donation through AfriCat's US Bank. 

Details for all national transactions:
Account name: AfriCat America Inc.
Account number: 4642410042
Bank: PNC Bank
Branch: PNC Bank, Metro Center Branch.
Address: 1100 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, 61614.
Routing number: 071921891

 

AfriCat America Inc.
Public Charity EIN 35-2541789

Peter & Wanda Hanssen, 7601 W. Southport Road,
Peoria, Illinois 61615, USA.
Cell: +1 309 453 5556
Email: phanssen.AfricatAmerica@earthlink.net

 

 

 

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