Our Evening Exercise…Rescuing a baby donkey with broken leg…

1743592_718356631528741_1185449687_nIt is always a difficult call to decide when to get involved…Norm was walking to the bazaar and saw this baby laying in the road.  Much discussion in Dari, with many stories about what happened to it from bystander’s -“it is sick”…”it is lazy.”  “It is sad because it lost it’s mother”….and we decided, Reese, Norm and I to bring it in.  A call to Pen at Nowzad Shelter and he immediately offered to send his driver and bring his vet in to care for it…(what a relief to have that support).  We bundled the baby into the back of the van, and sent it off to Nowzad.  Dr. Hadi called me later and reported that it had a broken leg and was extremely dehydrated from lying in the road for days.  Now, Norm calls that  the “drop in the bucket brigade” of solving problems but it makes a difference living here not to walk by and feign indifference to suffering animal and human.  Thank you Nowzad and Norm and Reese.