After being hit by a vehicle, a dog called Tariku was left with a mangled paw. At the Tara Centre (the community centre Kate used to run in Gonder's city centre), he first had his leg amputated, then two weeks later he was castrated. After a long convalescence at the Tara Centre, he returned home in excellent condition.
Tariku's care and treatment was funded by The Dinkenesh Fund
, the charity Kate set up in 2000 to help needy animals in Ethiopia.