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Hi, my name is Sue Chalmers, and I am the Kennel Manager at Lusaka Animal Welfare Society, based in Zambia, Africa. Vincent came to LAWS as a tiny kitten that had been plucked out of a drain during a heavy rain storm here back in January 2008. He was missing an ear, had cat flu, was emaciated and not expected to pull through. With a lot of nursing care, he survived, although has been left with upper respiratory tract damage that sometimes affects his breathing and causes him to sneeze a lot! Many people passed him by as he looked kinda strange with his one ear......hence the name, after Vincent Van Gogh! I eventually decided to adopt him myself, as I could give him the on-going care that he would need for the rest of his life. He is THE most adorable little guy, and I couldn't imagine living without him! We have over 30 cats and kittens, and over 50 dogs and puppies at the shelter in our care. We do not euthanize, and try constantly to re-home with permanent new owners. Funding is always a struggle, we hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and carry out mass rabies vaccination campaigns, funds permitting, in impoverished areas of the city. We also are members of WSPA. Please contact me if you would like to know more about LAWS and what we do! Sue Chalmers, LAWS Kennel Manager.
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