Glory is a Great Dane with a pretty extraordinary job. Glory lives at an orphanage in Tanzania called Dunia Ya Heri, which means Land of Blessing. It is Glory’s responsibility to not only act as Chief Watchdog but also to be a friend and companion to the children and staff.
It’s no small task, and her responsibilities became near impossible after Glory suffered a torn ACL. In 2019, Glory’s caretaker Thomas contacted Ortho Dog to ask about our Cruciate Care Knee brace. Thomas is from Germany and is one of the staff at the orphanage. Thomas was concerned that, given Glory’s size, it may be difficult for her to heal from her injuries.
So of course, Ortho Dog sent a dog knee brace to Tanzania!
ACL tears (also known as CCL tears) are one of the most common dog joint injuries, and Ortho Dog has helped thousands of canine companions heal without the need of surgery – or better recover when surgery is necessary. Thomas had come to the right place.
Thomas reached out several times over the course of a few months to let us know how Glory was taking to the brace and the status of her recovery.
We’re pleased to announce that Glory’s knee has fully healed and she’s back at her post!
“We were very patient with Glory while she healed. We kept her in her own room for a while until the situation of her leg slowly improved. Now she walks almost normal. Thanks so so much to Ortho Dog for all of your help.”– THomas
About Dunia ya Heri Orphanage
Dunia ya Heri was established in 2015 on a property in Tanzania just 30 miles south of Dar Es Salaam, the largest city and former Capital of Tanzania.
The orphanage takes its namesake from a phrase meaning Land of Blessings, as their purpose is to be a blessing to orphans. The orphanage works with social workers in Dar Es Salaam to populate their orphanage and school, where they provide care, education, and opportunity.
Dunia ya Heri is a 501c3 nonprofit and a partner of Restore a Child. To learn more about their work or to make a donation, visit their website.