As soon as the survivors arrived from Togo, our veterinary team took matters into their own hands to intervene as quickly as possible. Each individual was meticulously examined, rehydrated and underwent initial surgery if necessary.
Three young monkeys had injured and infected tails, and surgery (caudectomy) was organized in the following days, just long enough for these primates to stabilize from all the trauma and transfers they had experienced.
As this was not enough, two other cases were found to be very alarming:
* A young black-crested Mangabey had an open wound on the back of its skull, and the infection was lodged in its neck. It took us several days to drain and remove the infection. The baby monkey was put on antibiotics immediately and is now healing nicely.
* A baby baboon, named Julia, has a bullet fragment in her skull bone. This has put pressure on the brain, affecting not only Julia’s locomotion, but also her sight and hearing; Julia is blind, deaf and has great difficulty getting around.
We’re trying to get her into surgery as quickly as possible, and we’re scrambling to get all the information we can, because, as you can imagine, surgery is a dangerous operation given the baby’s age and state of health, and the slightest error could cause irreversible damage.
She needs care and warm affection, which is why Maman Mireille is there for her, so she doesn’t feel alone.
For the moment, everyone is fine.
The animals have understood that they are in good hands and are making good progress day by day. They arrived at the sanctuary on Christmas Eve and given the circumstances, JACK is the best present they could have wished for at the time. Everything is being done for the well-being of these animals, but we need your help to continue caring for all these orphans of the illegal exotic pet trade.
These young survivors indeed need
- some continuation milk = 21$
- appropriate food (fruit & vegetable) = 30$
- veterinary care (vitamins, deworming drugs, antibiotics, X-rays will have to be carried out, etc.) = 25$
- a caring personnel (surrogate mother/dad, keeper) = 100$
Please, donate via FRIENDS OF JACK PRIMATE SANCTUARY, our US based 501(c)(3) organization.
Every little bit helps. Small streams make big rivers.
Thank you for THEM!