Monday, October 7, 2013

Monkey Helpline Christmas Box Drive

Monkey Helpline, an organisation that rescues injured monkeys as well as many other animals, is running a Christmas Box Drive.  Carol and Steve work tirelessly with many dedicated people to help educate and save Vervet Monkeys and show the wonders of our wildlife that is slowly being destroyed by humans.

The Christmas Box Drive has three categories where anything you can give and drop-off or send via post is welcome: 

1) New Born Package
- Soft baby blanket- Face cloth- Detol- Glucose powder- Protexin - Kyron (available from a vet)- Gastropect- Rehydrate- Vidaylin multivitamin drops- baby safe teething toy- small soft baby safe teddy- Baby milk formula, S26- Purity Baby Food, Yogurt and banana, apple, - Cerelac / Rice Cereal - Johnsons baby shampoo- Detol soap- Waterless hand. cleaning gel- F10 ointment- F10 SC spray- Small heating pad (Dischem)
2) Monkey Pack- Raisins- Monkey nuts (peanuts in the shell)- Morvite- Dried fruit/ prunes etc- Puffed Weat cereal- Energade concentrate (mixed berry flavour)- Popcorn.(unpopped)- Brown rice- Peanut butter- Apricot jam- Honey- Samp and Beans- Astros- Marshmallows- Chewable multi vitamin ( eg. Teddy vites) - Black rubbish bags- towel
3) Rescue Pack- Glucose powder- Arnica drops/ tablets- Rescue drops/ tablets- Traumele drops/ tablets- Rehydrate- Energade concentrate.(mixed berry flavour)- Hot water bottle- soft baby blanket- Towel- Crepe bandages- Sofban- 50 or 75m Elastoplast roll- Micropore- Flexus.- Cotton wool- Gauze swabs- 1m syringe- Needles (23, 21, 18G)-Gelonet/ Parafin gauze - Tetravac. (Tetanus vacine) - F10 ointment- F10 SC spray- Standard Tourch Batteries- Ringers Lactate- Standard Touch/ LED Head lamp- Cable Ties

From the Facebook page:
"Carol Booth-Monkey Helpline With Spring already well on it's way, Monkey Helpline faces one of it's busiest times of the year. It is from around now until December that mothers from the age of 4 start to give birth to young.

During the unnatural habitat, i.e. human settlements, that the monks have to live in every day, they face far more unnatural dangers, such as humans wielding guns, catapults, etc, domestic pets, security features such as electric fences and razor wire, and motor vehicles.

Any trauma to the monkey can cause a mother to self-abort her baby prematurely. Sometimes they are strong enough to survive and be rescued and passed onto our human surrogates, and other times they are not developed enough and have either died in-utero due to trauma, or post birth from complications or abandonment.

We have put together some same packs as ideas for you if you want to donate goods in the form of Shoebox Hampers.

There are 3 categories to choose from – however, you can donate according to your budget. Most of the items can be purchased from Dischem and Pick n Pay.

The drop off points for these boxes will be at:

Riverside vet (Durban North)
Ashburn vet (Glenashley)
Westville vet (Westville)

Please ensure your box has your name, phone number and email address on."

"Carol Booth-Monkey Helpline For people across the seas that would like to get involved with the Vervet Christmas Shoe box drive you're welcome to post to MH. Our address is: Monkey Helpline c/o Steve Smit- 10 Palmiet Drive, Westville, Kwazulu Natal, 3630, South Africa. THANKS for your involvement. So Vervet appreciated!!"

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This is an opportunity to help support our precious wildlife and Monkey Helpline understands that things can be costly, so anything at all that you can donate will be greatly welcomed.  Get the children involved, get your community involved, get into the spirit of Christmas and make a Vervet's day.

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