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Visiting veterinarians tend to storm-injured animals

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 5:44 PM +10:00 Updated:

While majority of island residents weathered Typhoon Mangkhut fairly well, the same can't be said for some of our furry friends. Visiting veterinarians - who were here on island to initially conduct a spay and neuter clinic - lend a helping hand to Guam's animals in need.

You can say it was a "ruff" night for Rogue.  "She found him on back road yesterday unable to move completely lethargic and very skinny," explained Samantha Mullen. A neighbor that grew attached brought him in from Yigo to GAIN's free clinic, just days after Typhoon Mangkhut. "Probably exhausted himself running and hiding I'm just glad he's here we can help him," she added.  

But Mullen, a vet tech at Guam Animals in Need, says he's not the only storm trooper, noting, "A lot of dogs have been displaced because of the typhoon...you know they hear a loud noise strong gust of wind and they just bolt."

Vets spotted furry pets walking along the roads after the typhoon, some even hit by cars. Mullen suggests spaying and neutering to decrease the amount of abandoned dogs and cats on Guam. "There are two many people on Guam with more than five animals in their care, some have 30 to 60 animals that they're caring for, and without spaying and neutering those animals just keep multiplying," she explained.

Overall, GAIN hopes all animals are cared for, and is glad the stranger that found Rogue is giving him a loving home. Said Mullen, "Love your animals keep them safe if there's ever a storm bring them inside keep them dry. We're just doing everything we can to give him some food, fluids, assess his condition she's going to take him home and nurse him to health, and she's going to name him Rogue."

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