Monday, October 20, 2008

The Simian Samaritans in action this weekend.

This weekend we heard of a baby girl Howler Monkey in need of a home. She is only 3 months old and will require a great deal of expert attention if she is to survive. We understand that she has received severe injuries in the process of her capture by miscreants intent on making cash out of the sale of this defenseless baby. Typically the mother was killed in this process and the baby has a dislocated arm and a deep scratch on the other arm. We are arranging to meet with the donor who originally rescued this baby and  will keep you informed on this blog of the outcome.

Under normal circumstances we would accept her here but we have a dear friend who has shared his home for many years with Howler children. Some months ago he contacted us saying that one of his Howlers had died. He was completely distraught. He told us that his remaining Howler was also in severe grief. He asked us if we could locate a baby girl to add to his family. This friend is also well known to the Veterinary Services in Valencia. He is acknowledged to be a good and caring owner who gives his Howler children an excellent home. He has visited us at Canaote and we agree that he is a suitable person. We have e-mailed him with this information and await a reply.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once again, it is so sad to hear how this little guys are caught. My heart stands still with pain.