Orphaned Monkeys And Rescue Puppies Bring Each Other Comfort When They Need It MostAshley Maisano
The Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary in Zimbabwe is run by Sarah Carter and veterinarian Dr. Vinay Ramlaul, and is a rescue and rehabilitation center offering a safe haven to a wide variety of wildlife, farm and domestic animals and birds.
Since Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world, poverty doesn’t just affect people, but animals as well. Every Wednesday, the sanctuary holds a free community vet clinic for the dogs of low income residents in the villages nearby. They vaccinate 50 dogs per week and treat numerous sick and injured dogs and neuter up to 40 dogs per week. Every dog that comes to the sanctuary gets a meal and elderly dogs get extra food to take home. On average, they feed at least 300 dogs each week.
One of the sanctuary’s own rescue dogs, Yoda, came in suffering from malnutrition and neglect. She has made a good recovery but still has some physical signs of the poor treatment that she experienced. All of the animals at Twala are rescued and require different levels of rehabilitation. They often put rescued baby animals of different species together for comfort and companionship.
In the video below, you’ll see the puppy playing and snuggling with two of the rescue monkeys, Harvey and Violet. Violet is taking a nap, while Harvey wants to play. The pup tries to cuddle with Violet, but Harvey keeps trying to play with him. Eventually the pup is successful in snuggling with Violet for a nap. Warning: it’s cuteness overload!