Mayhew Afghanistan has helped to vaccinate over 4000 dogs in Kabul since it began its mass canine rabies vaccination programme last August, but the programme’s vets were recently asked to help a canine with a different issue.

Retired US Special Forces mine detection dog Graf had a tumour on his right hind leg. Fortunately it was benign, however, initial surgery to remove the mass had been unsuccessful so Graf’s owner called the charity’s Afghanistan Country Director, Dr. Mohammadzai DVM, and Dr. Hadi for help.

Dr. Mohammadzai DVM and Dr. Hadi carried out remedial surgery on Graf. Credit: Mayhew

The vets carried out remedial surgery on the seven-year-old German Shepherd and now Graf is slowly getting back on his paws with the help of his adopted family.

Graf is slowly getting back on his paws. Credit: Mayhew

Mayhew’s Afghanistan Country Director, Dr. Mohammadzai DVM, said, “Dr. Hadi and I were called by Graf’s owner to help carry out the remedial surgery. And many thanks go to the Veterinary Clinic at the Afghanistan Mine Detection Centre for the use of their facilities.

“Following the surgery, Graf is slowly getting back on his feet with the help of his adopted family. We also made sure he was given a thorough health check including a rabies vaccination jab.”

Graf is now enjoying retirement with his adopted family. Credit: Mayhew

Graf is recovering well thanks to Mayhew Afghanistan vets, Dr. Mohammadzai and Dr. Hadi, and is enjoying retirement with his adopted family in Afghanistan.

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