Namibia is a huge country and transportation between villages, towns, and the country's larger cities is difficult. Very few vets practice in the villages and towns. Most of the people who live in Namibia's villages and towns are extremely poor. Until Have A Heart-Mobile, there was no spay or neuter services in many of the far flung areas of Namibia. Vet care was very basic-if any at all was provided, and vaccinations for pets were extremely difficult to procure.
AKI partner, Have A Heart-Mobile, travels all over the country w/a focus on Namibia's under-served towns & villages, where there's no other vet care. The mobile clinic is well-equipped to spay/neuter & provide other vet care. However, fundraising within Namibia falls short--it's difficult to raise money for cats & although donations usually cover s/n of dogs, they don't cover general or emergency care for dogs, cats, donkeys & horses. This project will fill those gaps & alleviate much suffering!
This project will provide s/n of as many cats as possible in parts of Namibia that have no permanent vet care. Already HAH-Mobile is seeing a significant difference in the number of unwanted dogs. It will alleviate so much suffering by funding vet care -other than s/n-for all animals brought to the clinic. HAH-Mobile provides Humane Ed alongside vet services, strengthening the animal-human bond & reinforcing the value of animals & the idea that all animals have feelings & deserve respect.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
Animal-Kind Int'l homepage
AKI-Namibia HAH Mobile page