Help us to sterilize dogs in rural South Africa

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We educate dog owners on how to treat their dogs right. It's very 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 and it will help with population control. That's why we ask you to donate!

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CTVT is a transmissible cancer that effects dogs and is spread during mating. CTVT is a common disease in dogs around the world, but especially in South Africa. This disease can only be treated with chemotherapy. Most dogs make a full recovery. This chemotherapy costs 60 dollars for a full treatment (6 sessions). This might not seem like a lot of money, but for their owners living in this rural poverty struck area, the cost of treatment is beyond their reach.


The best way to prevent dogs from CTVT and other diseases is to sterilize the dog. Our aim is to sterilize as many as dogs as possible. So far we already have sterilized many dogs, but we need your help to continue. Every two weeks we go to Sigagule to treat the dogs. We dip the dogs for ticks and flees, check them for illnesses. We give food to dog owners who's dogs are underfed. We talk to the people about sterilization and we try to convince them to sterilize their dogs.

Long-Term Impact

We educate dog owners on how to treat their dogs right. We teach people about the different diseases, how to prevent them, and what to do if they themselves get in contact with it. It is very important to teach people from an early age to treat animals with respect. This applies to dogs but in extension to all animals. We believe in the one health principle: healthy animals are linked to a healthy environment is linked to healthy people, and we try to educate about this too.

Additional Documentation

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



Organization Information


Location: Hoedspruit - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Nourishnpo
Project Leader:
Sarah Bergs
Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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