Sep 21, 2018

Cats & Dogs Get Their Jabs

HAH in Keetmanshoop
HAH in Keetmanshoop

Have A Heart-Mobile uses donations from Animal-Kind International to fill their funding gaps. This means that your support could pay for emergency care (as we've reported on in previous progress reports), spay/neuter of cats (also previously reported on), and most recently, vaccinating all return customers. Cats and dogs spayed/neutered at the HAH mobile clinic are also vaccinated--it's a package--it makes no sense to spend all that time and money to s/n and then not provide protection against the biggest killers of cats and dogs in Namibia, rabies, parvo, distemper.

But what about HAH's old customers, those s/n'd in previous years? They're part of the HAH family; they need to be vaccinated to ensure they're protected; and HAH is the only option for them to get their jabs. So AKI stepped in and we're covering the costs of vaccinations for all return customers.

HAH's Geesche, reported on what your donations have achieved: 

 

September 17-Keetmanshoop

Great, great, great news! Keetmanshoop is a big town with many, many dogs and cats in need of help. Eighty lucky animals were sterilized during the most recent HAH visit. And the great news doesn't stop there! Thanks to Animal-Kind International, 35 'old customers' were given their follow up vaccinations.

September 14-Luderitz

The mobile clinic spent the past 2 days sterilising 60 dogs/cats for the Lüderitz community. Animal-Kind International, you once again made follow-up shots possible for 41 already sterilised dogs/cats through your funding to Have-a-Heart Namibia. Happy results are achieved where communities pull together!

September 11-Bethanie

Today was a hugely successful day making a difference in Bethanie. The mobile clinic sterilised 31 dogs/cats! Another 52 dogs/cats returned for follow-up injections. This was made possible by funding which Have-a-Heart Namibia receives from Animal-Kind International.

Thank you so much to our GlobalGiving donors! These jabs wouldn't have been possible without your support!

HAH-Keetmanshoop client
HAH-Keetmanshoop client
HAH in Keetmanshoop
HAH in Keetmanshoop
HAH-Keetmanshoop kitty client
HAH-Keetmanshoop kitty client
HAH Keetmanshoop dog client
HAH Keetmanshoop dog client
HAH Ludertiz
HAH Ludertiz
HAH Luderitz doggy clients
HAH Luderitz doggy clients
HAH-Luderitz kitty
HAH-Luderitz kitty
HAH-Bethanie dogs transported by donkey-horse cart
HAH-Bethanie dogs transported by donkey-horse cart
HAH-Bethanie client
HAH-Bethanie client
HAH-Bethanie clients wait to be seen
HAH-Bethanie clients wait to be seen

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Aug 30, 2018

July: A record-setting month for USPCA adoptions!

A July adoption
A July adoption

We so often mention how crowded the Uganda SPCA Haven is (and it definitely is, which is just one reason we need a larger sanctuary). But during some months, there's another side of the coin: sometimes many cats and dogs leave The Haven-and go to great homes. July was one of those months.

During July, TWENTY-SEVEN USPCA Haven cats and dogs were adopted!-some of their pictures are attached.

What does this tell us?

More people than ever know about the Uganda SPCA Haven.

More people than ever are willing to adopt from The Haven.

We may be winning the battle against the demand for purebreds (most USPCA Haven dogs are mixed breeds).

Owning a pet (v. a guard dog or mouser) is becoming more common-at least around the Kampala/Entebbe urban area.

During June, July, and August, Alex Ochieng and his team made several post-adoption home visits. -see a few of their pictures attached. 

At each home, they found only good news! All cats and dogs they visited were happy, healthy, and well-adjusted!

What does this tell us?

Just what we suspected: Uganda SPCA is doing a great job helping troubled cats and dogs recover and get them ready to be adopted, and screening potential adoptive homes!

Of course, there's still that other side of the coin. During July and August, many cats and dogs were admitted to the USPCA Haven.

There was a beautiful Great Dane, left behind by his owner when he left the country-left locked in the owner's abandoned compound, for 3 weeks before someone realized that there was a dog inside and that no one was feeding or giving the dog water! The dog is now safe at The Haven. (see picture)

In early August, Diego came to The Haven thanks to Opolot Benjamin, who knew of the situation at Diego's home (he was chained, fed very little, rarely had water). Benjamin tried to help Diego at "in-situ," but when it became impossible, Benjamin alerted the USPCA. 

What does this tell us?

The USPCA is a trusted and effective advocate for animals.

What does all of this mean for the USPCA and those of us who care about the USPCA Haven?

We need to keep up with the growth in popularity of adopting, as well as keep up with human population growth and the never ending supply of cats and dogs in need (which doesn't end just because people are adopting) by providing a modern, comfortable, adoption and learning center.

And we need to redouble our efforts to raise money for a new Haven!

A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
A July adoption
Home visit-Max & Maggy
Home visit-Max & Maggy
Home visit-Tuyoo and Flappy's adoptive home
Home visit-Tuyoo and Flappy's adoptive home
Home visit-Snowy
Home visit-Snowy
Home visit Lola and Simba's home
Home visit Lola and Simba's home
Home visit-Geoff
Home visit-Geoff
Great Dane rescued after 3 wks with no food/water
Great Dane rescued after 3 wks with no food/water
Diego rescued from a sad situation
Diego rescued from a sad situation

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Jun 25, 2018

You're A Part of Something Big

Blackie bitten by a dog rec'd meds, food, doghouse
Blackie bitten by a dog rec'd meds, food, doghouse

You, as donors to our Animal-Kind International GlobalGiving project in support of Have A Heart-Namibia, already know that HAH's mobile spay/neuter clinic travels to parts of Namibia where there's no accessible vet care, and provides s/n at no charge. It's a huge -and very successful effort to bring s/n to communities that never before had that option for dog and cat population control.

AKI's support is usually used for vet care (other than s/n) of cats, dogs, donkeys, horses, and has even included a rat because that's where HAH's funding shortfall lies. Can you imagine if the mobile clinic came to town to s/n but had no funds to provide vet care in distant communities? We won't let that happen. 

The pictures that go with this report are of 3 dogs, recently helped thanks to AKI-GG donors. You might think: that's not much, 3 dogs....but here's a recent Facebook post from Geesche, HAH-Namibia Coordinator, describing how you are a part of something BIG:

"There is no way we will ever be able to say enough THANK YOUs to Animal-Kind International and its supporters! For many years Have a Heart and the dogs and cats in need in Namibia have been supported by Animal-Kind International, always trusting us by allowing us to use the money where ever we think it's needed most. Animal-Kind International have been supporting us from day 1, helping us through the difficult start, when there were so many dogs and cats in urgent need of spay or neuter, but funds were low.

But not only financial support, also very patient, moral support sent in many mails, helped us so much!

The trusting in us and allowing us to use the donations where they are needed most made it possible for us to help not only many, many dogs and cats with spay/neuter operations, but also with ongoing parasite treatment and vaccinations of our old customers, emergency treatment, parasite treatment and rabies vaccination for horses and donkeys, and many emergency treatments for dogs and cats in need.

Snoopy, Blompot, Lady, Jose, Nica and Blacky are just a few of the many dogs and cats that have been helped over the years without a second of delay, because we as a spay and neuter program had funds from Animal-Kind International for such emergencies available.

THANK YOU ANIMAL-KIND INTERNATIONAL, Namibia's dogs and cats and Have a Heart owes you big time!"

Blackie was sent home with food & blanket
Blackie was sent home with food & blanket
Wagter got meds for internal & external parasites
Wagter got meds for internal & external parasites
Wagter also got a doghouse, blanket & food
Wagter also got a doghouse, blanket & food
Dave was treated for a horrible wound on his head
Dave was treated for a horrible wound on his head
Dave's owner had a stroke & he had to be re-homed
Dave's owner had a stroke & he had to be re-homed
Dave rec'd antibiotics, parasite treatment, food
Dave rec'd antibiotics, parasite treatment, food
Animal-Kind International in Namibia!
Animal-Kind International in Namibia!

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