Age: 10-11 years
Rescued: December 2015
Rustam is the name of a male camel around 10-11 years. He was rescued from a place called Shahjahanpur, by the organisation PFA in December 2015. He was going to be slaughtered with many other camels. When he was rescued he was unable to stand and had multiple wounds all over his body. We were not sure about his recovery. After 10 days of continuous treatment, making him stand with the help of a pulley, a nutritious diet and massage he came out as a winner. He started standing again. We named him Rustam which means ‘A brave fighter’.
Now most of the time he is a calm well-natured camel. Sometimes he shows some aggressiveness. He dislikes to be commanded. When we pull him forwards he always goes back. He likes to eat ground nut straw and gram straw.
Update (July 2017):
Rustam is a tough male camel around 11-12 years old. He was rescuedaround one and a half years ago when he was going to be slaughtered with many other camels. At the time of rescue, he was unable to bear his own weight and could not stand on his hind limbs. He also had multiple wounds all over his body. After continuous treatment and making him stand with the help of a pully plus nutritious diet and massage, he won the fight with his ailment. He started standing again.
Now he is completely fit. Calm in nature. Not very particular of food type but ground nut straw is his favourite food. He dislikes being pulled by a rope so whenever he is pulled forwards he goes backwards. He likes the company of his caretakers Akloo and Kamlesh.
Currently sponsored by:
1. Karen Bevilaqua, WA ($100)
2. Holly Raab, USA ($200)
3. Kristina Bonhomme, USA ($100)
4. Eleanor Hubble, WA ($100)
5. Sharin Garden, UK ($100)
Thank you for your support!