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31. January 2020

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report January: Cattle & Horse Markets

Bodzentyn. Due to the subsidies, most of the animals at the market are calves.

This month, we do not observe any injured or neglected animals whilst inspecting the cattle market in Bodzentyn. The veterinary inspection is controlling every market, sometimes also with the assistance of local police. The average number of cattle present at the market amounts to about 150 animals. The majority are calves. The government will…

30. December 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report December: Cattle & Horse Markets

Cattle market. Since there are not so many animals being sold, the market gets empty quite early.

This month, we assume that there will be much more animals at the cattle market because Christmas is upcoming. Nevertheless, we do not see more animals than usual. We do not observe any injured or neglected animals, either. The veterinary inspector is controlling the trucks. Later, we are informed they are going to inspect every market until…

20. December 2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report December: Farm Animal Service

Sadlowice. We are cutting the claws of two cows. They are too long.

Our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is called to the farm in Dabrowa where two stallions have problems with eating. We are checking their teeth. They are very sharp, and we must trim them. During trimming we discover that one of the stallions has a wisdom tooth that needs to be removed as well. After the treatment our team is visiting another farm.…

30. November 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report November: Horse and Cattle Markets

It becomes more and more typical that there are no horses being sold at the Bodzentyn horse market anymore.

Once again, there is not a single horse at the Bodzentyn horse market. We only see stands with different kind of products, such as as food or farm equipment that is being sold. This situation has already been the case twice this month.

However, at the cattle market the number of the animals is slightly increasing. We calculate that there…

22. November 2019

Poland | Voivodship Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report November: Farm Animal Service

Dabrowa Dolna. Our FAS team is trimming the claws of a limping cow.

This month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work visiting a farm in Dabrowa Dolna. Here, we are treating two limping cows. After trimming the claws of the animals we talk with the owner about the possibility of joining to our programme. We are leave him information about the programme, as well as our rules and…

04. November 2019

Poland | Wachock | Brand new dog houses for animals in need

Wachock. The owner of a carpentry workshop has built eight dog houses for dogs in need.

We receive a surprise by a German carpenter, Mr Olivier, from Darmstadt who has a carpentry workshop in Poland close to Wachock. He approves of the work of our NGO in Poland and decides to support us with a free delivery of eight doghouses. He built the dog houses from left over materials in his workshop. We are very happy about his generous…

28. October 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow| Monthly Report October: Cattle & Horse Markets

We will try to convince the owner of this female dog to neuter her.

Our team is inspecting the horse market in Bodzentyn. This time, we only see ten horses. They are being selected for an Italian trader. The animals present look healthy and the loading is carried out professionally and  properly. On another day, the market is empty. There is not a single horse.

During our inspection at cattle market, we notice two…

25. October 2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report October: Farm Animal Service

Brody. Our team is trimming the hooves of a limping mare.

On our first visit this month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is going back to Zlotniki to speak with the owner about his dog and reprimand him because he locked the dog away in a barn again. We let the dog out and inform the owner about the consequences if he will do it again. This is our last warning.

On our next visit, we are called to the…

28. September 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report September: Cattle & Horse Markets

Walking with such overgrown claws is difficult and painful.

Whilst inspecting the cattle market we notice three cows with overgrown hooves. When we try to write down their ear tag numbers, we are blocked by the cows’ owner. He behaves nervously and loads his animals onto the truck. We are only able to take one picture and write down the registration number of one ear tag. We are going to report this case to…