Air Transportation Program Launched for Veterinarians in Kenya

AINalerts » August 6, 2013
August 6, 2013, 2:35 PM

An air transportation program has been launched for veterinarians serving in Kenya. Operating turbine aircraft, such as Cessna 208 Caravans, Sky Vets allows the mobile veterinary teams of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) and Kenya Wildlife Service to respond rapidly to animals in need of urgent care virtually anywhere in Kenya. In May, Sky Vets treated its first patient, an elephant seriously injured by a poisoned arrow. Without treatment, say the vets, the elephant would have died. Sky Vets is funded initially by a $40,000 start-up grant from U.S. Friends of DSWT.

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Sherry Sargeant
on August 7, 2013 - 4:15pm

Dear Everyone =^,,^=

Thank you for all you do for our animal friends in Kenya. It is only by your compassionate care, and love they survive. I am grateful for people like you that give their very lives.

Sherry Sargeant

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