Last month, we responded to an urgent request for support from Animals Fiji. Animals Fiji is an organization based on the West coast of Viti Levu that runs the main animal rescue centre for the region. Recently Animals Fiji was told they had a month to leave the land on which the rescue centre is based and are now urgently raising funds for the relocation and establishment of a new shelter and location. Funds raised through the GVI CT project have been put towards this important cause. The Charitable Trust has donated $4000 Fijian dollars thanks to your generous donations towards the relocation operation in the effort to ensure that this valuable service (the only one of its kind in Western Fiji) can continue to help Fiji’s sick, disabled, and mistreated animals.
‘I again, want to thank GVI for the fantastic generous donation!
Currently in our care we have 30 animals. 20 cats are actually on site of our temporary clinic as it is being built and 10 dogs and puppies that are out being fostered by voluntary families to assist us during this chaotic time.Although, the battle is only half over we still have to finish the construction of our temporary site, which we are creating out of shipping containers allowing us to easily relocate them once we have raised enough funds and found land to have our fur-ever home. The funds raised so far are just over FJ $115,000, we hope to reach our goal soon.'
Co-Founder & Managing Trustee - Animals Fiji
Thank you for supporting this cause
The generous donations to the GVI Charitable Trust from people like you now mean that GVI and the Fiji SPCA are in a position to move forward with further project planning for a Charitable Trust Funded Neutering Clinic in partnership with the SPCA. GVI will utilize the expertise and knowledge of the SPCA to target areas of the Fiji Mainland of Viti Levu where dogs are most vulnerable to malnutrition and abuse. These funds will be key to financing the required equipment and logistics for the clinics so we can help with combatting the issue of animal welfare on the island. The implementation of a neutering program will reduce the number of litters of homeless puppies born per year
We look forward to bringing you more news shortly on how the clinic progresses. Thank you for supporting and understanding the importance of this project.
All the best
GVI has been working with Animals Fiji to implement a roving neuter clinic program and help improve support facilities at local animal clinics in the Western Division of Fiji. Donation to The Charitable Trust will be used for a variety of activities in 2014. As well as running CT funded roving clinics GVI is also looking for donations to help fund the following:
As donations continue to come in, we look forward to bringing you news as to how the project is moving along! Thank you for all your support this far.
Fiji Country Director
We are seeing the funds for the project coming in slowly but surely and are excited about what lies ahead. GVI's Team in Fiji have been working in the Tailevu District of Viti Levu on a variety of community support projects. One of the village project sites has been specifically identified as being a appropriate place to run a spay and neutering clinic for the benefit of the dogs of three surrounding villages. The Trust is actively fundraising to enable the purchase of the equipment and disposables needed and for the transport and logistics involved with mobilising a small veterinary team from Nadi. All donations will go directly towards facilitating this remote temporary clinic which will greatly improve the ongoing health and sustainability of a large population of village dogs, many of which are currently malnourished due to the ever growing population.
Thank you for your support so far!
We are excited to bring you this new project in Fiji! GVI and the Fiji Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) have plans to initiate and run a spray and neutering programs in specific areas and villages on the East Coast of Viti Levu. Funds raised by the Charitable Trust will be used to fund the transport of vets and purchase of required materials needed to run these community service programs which will lead to a safer and better quality life for Fiji’s dogs and cats.
Dog overpopulation is a major issue in many villages and leads directly to malnutrition and the spread of disease amongst strays. By implementing a spay/neuter and education program, we hope to improve the lives of these animals.
We have seen some fantastic funds come in so far and are looking forward to getting this project fully operational.
Thank you again for all your support.
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