Try to catch a female dog in need of an implant. Caution: patience is required.
If a gentle touch does not produce lasting contact, try food.
Note the fear stance on this dog: tail between her legs, elbows bent ready to bolt.
Finally a good embrace where everyone is safe and comfortable.
A local anaesthetic solution is injected in the scruff of the neck.
The contraceptive implant, which is about the size of a long grain of rice, is injected painlessly.
Then a rabies vaccine is given under the skin of the exposed hind leg.
Then we take more notes, and follow up on future visits – if we can find them again.
Photos are recorded to help with identification.
As long as dogs will allow us, we attempt to age them by looking at their teeth.
A quick look at the mammary glands and vulva help establish their reproductive activity.
A substantial meal and a deworming tablet is always their reward.
A Journey of Compassion, Purpose and Hope.