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Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa

by Nourish
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Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa
Promoting welfare of dogs in rural South Africa

Summary

We educate animal owners on how to care for their animals. It's important to teach people from an early age to treat animals with respect. A lot of dogs suffer from diseases because dog owners don't know how to raise a dog, or don't have the money and means to do so. Our aim is to sterilize as many dogs as possible to prevent diseases like CTVT. We also treat mange, ticks, and worms. Many animals in impoverished communities suffer from disease or maltreatment and this project helps combat that

$5,000
total goal
$4,322
remaining
11
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Many diseases such as mange, TVT, ticks, and worms have a negative impact on the welfare of dogs in rural communities. Many families lack the education & knowledge or funds and access to know how to treat their dogs and animals or to be able to afford to do so. Dogs are an intrinsic part of life in any African village and our goal is to uplift their welfare through combining education with the support for the owners to be able to access treatment such as dipping, deworming, and sterilization.

Solution

The best way to prevent dogs from TVT ( sexually transmitted cancer) and other diseases is to sterilize. Our aim is to sterilize as many as dogs as possible, assisting owners by reducing the number of unwanted puppies, and preventing dogs becoming aggressive or going on heat. In addition, we dip the dogs for ticks and fleas, or wounds. We provide food for dogs that are underfed and educate their owners on proper care and welfare

Long-Term Impact

The long term goal is for the dogs and animals in Sigagule village and surrounds to be well fed, and well looked after and kindly treated - and for owners to feel empowered and educated in the process of developing knowledge on their own animals welfare. Healthy dogs in a community will also lead to less disease ( such as fleas or worms ) spreading to vulnerable people. We believe in the one health principle: healthy animals are linked to a healthy environment is linked to healthy people.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nourishecovillage.com

Organization Information

Nourish

Location: Hoedspruit - South Africa
Website:
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Twitter: @Nourishnpo
Project Leader:
Sarah Bergs
Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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