Gido Washa / manmade cave/
no more a hell for the innocent dogs!
As everybody remembers from our consecutive reports in the past few days
has made a campaign to rescue the dogs thrown in Gido Washa and at
the same time requested
the directly concerned government authority of that specific area Nifas
Silk-Lafto Sub City Administration Office by copying it to the City
Agriculture Department, to the City Mayor and the Deputy
with an official letter referenced U Ė 38 / 179 / 99 Dated 20 / 10 /
99 Ethiopian Calendar for the holes that lets the dogs in to the cave to
be closed keeping its historical inheritance.
Response from the
Mayor office and
Following this we made a discussion with the Chief Administrator Mr.
Abdulwahid Mohammed Yenus and the Manager Mr. Kinfe Mesfin of
the sub city.
Then the case was directed to the sub cityís Agriculture Team
Leader Mrs. Mulushoa Bayu, she then suggested that her department can
only do to create awareness to the community not to throw the dogs in to
the cave as she also have seen the Sunday TV program about the
Finally she told us that she returned the letter to the Manager and
suggested that the society should provide a low cost veterinarian service
to deal with the problem from its grass root level.
Then the Manager directed the case to the responsible body of that plot of
land that is Environmental Protection Team, and discussed the issue
again with the Team leader Mr. Nega Fantahun at the managerís
office this morning and reached to a conclusion that the holes to be
closed after visiting the cave personally without causing any damage on
Immediately after leaving the managerís office we went to the cave with
Mr. Nega to get his final approval.
The amusing thing we faced by the time we reached the cave, there was
three children around 6 -8 years of age was watching in to the cave to
confirm what they watched on TV is real.
Then after he saw the cave he approved that it should be closed.
But he was worried that it will take time for him to allocate budget for
the construction expense as people might throw another dog if it will not
be done as quickly as possible.
Then we told him that he should not worry about it as our supporter Dr.
Anteneh Roba from USA is ready to cover the cost and waiting for their approval only.
Then he approved that to go ahead with the work from that moment onwards
by informing the people working in the area accountable for him to
co-operate us in any ways possible and told us to collect the official
letter from his office.
Decision to seal the cave
Team and is translation...
After finishing with him, we again found another four children around 12
- 14 years of age coming closer to us, they didnít know who we are and we
have asked them where they are going then they responded that to see the
cave because they have watched on TV on Sunday when dogs are rescued from
Then while seeing our photo and video camera on our hand they run away
telling their fear they might be put on TV too as they did not inform
their family that they are going to the cave after realizing that we were
the one who did the rescue.
This made us realize that not only us who involved in this issue are
worried about it but also many people and children are concerned.
Homeless Animals Protection Society
July 13, 2007
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