Sancore Animal Rescue and Shelter, based in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, helps abused, Injured, hungry and stray dogs and cats, who would otherwise be trapped, euthanized, poisoned or eaten, by rescuing and rehoming them. Most of these rescued dogs and cats come to us wounded, abused, or neglected, or are very ill. We have cared for about 400 cats and 500 dogs last year, incurring veterinary care and feeding bills of $7,500-$17,500. We are the first animal rescue NGO in Ghana.
The stray dog and cat population in Ghana is enormous; the strays are dogs and cats that wandered off an owner's property. Often semi-feral dogs and cats living at the outskirts of human communities, eking out an existence by feeding on human garbage are most rampant. Residents of some parts of Ghana are getting alarmed by the increase in the number of stray dogs and cats. The situation has resulted in many rabid dog bites which have equally led to some deaths in some cases.
There are no rescues and shelters in Ghana to protect the numerous stray, abandoned and abused cats and dogs. There are also no official programs for neutering and spaying. Most (over 800 puppies) of the animals are given for adoption to vetted new forever homes. We do not euthanize animals to control population. We advocate humane spay/neuter programs for population control and to reduce cruelty that arises from overpopulation and stray animals. vaccinating stray dogs and cats against rabies.
Our goal is to reduce suffering and advocate humane behaviour through providing rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary to abandoned, neglected and abused dogs and cats; to medically rehabilitate all rescued dogs and cats; to develop low cost spay-neuter and vaccination programs; to provide education and awareness about the problems we address, (animal cruelty, feral breeding and the importance of spay/neuter for animal welfare) The last but not the least is to help solve rabies problem.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
We rescue stray, injured dogs and cats.
We are an Animal Rescue and Shelter