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GIVING DAY FOR APES – 1 day to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his remaining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

4/Doguy a vulnerable chimpanzee

5/ Zamba always around

6/ Galopping eye disease

7/ Eye removal

8/ Doguy, one-eyed chimpanzee

 

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -1/ Cataract!

Since DOGUY seems to have eye issues often, it was decided to have regular eye check-ups on his remaining left eye.

This is how we discovered last February that DOGUY’s eye was suffering from uveitis, keratitis and cataract. The two first diseases were cured by means of eye drops; DOGUY is ok with getting drops in his eyes!

However, you can’t remove a cataract with eye drops! Qualified eye specialists and appropriate equipment are needed for this type of surgery. Because none of these could be found in the DRC, two South African veterinarians accepted to offer their knowledge and skills to save Doguy’s eye! We hope this #GivingDayForApes campaign will help us collect the funds to prevent Doguy from becoming blind!

 

 

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 2 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his remaining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

4/Doguy a vulnerable chimpanzee

5/ Zamba always around

6/ Galopping eye disease

7/ Eye removal

 

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -2 / Doguy, one-eyed chimpanzee

As mentionned yesterday, DOGUY underwent a huge surgery in September 2017: the removal of his right eye! We are extremely lucky DOGUY is a very easy going chimpanzee and that he didn’t touch his wound and let it heal without any problems.

When he went back into his group, some of his friends immediately noticed something in his face had changed!  .

DOGUY ajusted to his new life very quickly and enjoyed having BF ZAMBA still around! Since then, DOGUY had a normal life again among others of his own kind! We were all very happy for him!

Coco wishes you a happy Sunday!

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 3 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his remaining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

4/Doguy a vulnerable chimpanzee

5/ Zamba always around

6/ Galopping eye disease

 

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -3 / Eye removal

DOGUY’s right eye disease was incurable. The eye was dead and had to be removed as it could cause further damage to DOGUY’s health.

last year, in September, thanks to the great kindness of PRO WILDLIFE and to the wonderful donors of PASA, J.A.C.K.  managed to collect enough funds for a European vet to come and remove DOGUY’s eye.

DOGUY’s eye surgery went well and the young chimpanzee recovered very quickly from it!

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(more about DOGUY tomorrow!)

GOURMET WEEKEND FOR LITTLE LUNA who is keeping all her treats in hands and between her toes!!

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 4 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his remaining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

4/Doguy a vulnerable chimpanzee

5/ Zamba always around

 

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

 https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -4 / Galopping progress of eye disease

For several years, no progress was to be seen on Doguy’s right eye! It was as if the white spot had stopped growing. DOGUY was doing fine and had adjusted well to his new life…

Unfortunately, by the end of year 2016, we noticed a galopping progress of the white spot which became bigger, looked harder and affected the cornea. Drugs had no more effects! The tough decision of removing DOGUY’s right eye had to be taken!

(more on DOGUY’s story tomorrow!)

 

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 5 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his reamining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

4/Doguy a vulnerable chimpanzee

 

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

 https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -5 / ZAMBA always around

ZAMBA is DOGUY’s best friend. They arrived nearly at the same time at the sanctuary and, since they spent their quarantine period together, they developped strong bonds. ZAMBA has always been like a sister to DOGUY!

Remember, ZAMBA lost sight for nearly 6 weeks when she arrived at J.A.C.K. because of malnutrition and a great lack in Vitamine A! ZAMBA apparently knows what it is to be blind and/or to loose sight and we are convinced this is the reason why she has been taking  so good care of her friend for all these years!!


(more on Doguy’s life tomorrow!)

 

Chimps love to carry things on their shoulders and, this time, at lunch time, CHITA rather carried cabbage on his shoulder than eat it!

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 6 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his reamining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

 https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -6 / DOGUY,  A VULNERABLE CHIMPANZEE

For about a year, DOGUY’s disease in the right eye didn’t progress  and we were happy to see that, despite this handicap, DOGUY was living a normal chimpanzee life!

Unfortunately, the disease came back  and no treatment helped curing the disease. This eye issue seemed to provide DOGUY with some discomfort which made him become a vulnerable member of the group. His strongest friends  tried to bully him, but DOGUY had his Guardian Angel : ZAMBA!

 

Yes, ZAMBA had been DOGUY’s best friend since his quarantine period and she had been DOGUY’s protector and guide.

 

 

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(more about Doguy’s life tomorrow)

It always makes you feel good to have a hug!

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