UK: Update On Amy From IAR. Great Improvement, But Time Will Tell.



Dear Mark

I recently sent you an urgent appeal on behalf of Amy the orangutan. We found her chained by the neck, all alone in a small wooden crate with nothing but an old rag for comfort.

Our medical team were deeply concerned when they first saw poor Amy. She seemed to have completely given up on life.

Her legs were so bent that when our rescue team led her away from her wooden prison she struggled to walk with them.

Amy has undergone a second health check at our Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo, where the vets took x-rays of her legs to try to establish why they are so bent. The results showed that the bone is healthy and there are no fractures or bullets lodged in them. So the problem must have been caused by the long years in captivity which have affected the growth of her bones and her muscle development.

Only time will tell whether the damage can ever be repaired.


Thankfully, the vets’ latest report shows that Amy is making progress. She is taking an interest in her surroundings and playing with the leafy branches she is given as enrichment. And she no longer seems so sad and depressed which is encouraging news. But she still has a long way to go on her road to recovery.
If you would like to make a gift today towards Amy’s treatment and rehabilitation, your donation will be gratefully received and put to immediate good use by the team of vets and keepers who are caring for her. 

Thank you in advance for whatever you can give.

Yours sincerely

Alan Knight OBE
Chief Executive of International Animal Rescue


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