Animals
 Namibia
Project #2578

Help Dogs Save Cats

by Cheetah Conservation Fund
Oct 28, 2010

Puppy Day at CCF

Communal farmers in Namibia receive puppies
Communal farmers in Namibia receive puppies

Two more livestock guarding dogs were placed with Namibian farmers on Saturday, October 23. The farms were visited by CCF staff before puppy day to ensure that the puppies’ new homes would be suitable and to meet the farmers that would take care of them. These two farmers (Mr. Katuuo and Mr. Kavari) are both communal farmers from eastern Namibia. They had reported stock losses to cheetahs and other predators, including wild dogs, and had applied to CCF for dogs to put with their livestock.

During puppy day at CCF, the farmers were trained on how to care for and train their new puppies to become successful guarding dogs. They were further provided with information to take home on training livestock guarding dogs, predator-friendly farming practices and ways to reduce livestock losses to cheetahs and other predators. These beautiful (and big!) puppies will be placed immediately among the farmers' goats and sheep and very soon will be benefiting the farmer by decreasing livestock losses due to predation and saving cheetahs by negating the farmers' perceived need to kill predators to prevent (or retaliate against) livestock loss. It's a win/win program that is possible due to your donations. Thank you for your support!

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Organization Information

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Location: Alexandria, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cheetah.org
Project Leader:
Shannon Sharp
Operations Director
Alexandria, VA United States