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Survival of Animal Welfare Charity in Zimbabwe



Mutare SPCA is the main provider of animal welfare in the Eastern province of Zimbabwe, home to +/- 1.5 million people. We find ourselves on the brink of closure due to the current economic crisis, at a time when our services for animals are most desperately needed. Our unemployment rate is 90%, hence our donor base is eroded and exhausted. Our mission is the eradication of animal neglect and abuse through outreach to, and education of, our communities, working largely through schools.
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Our SPCA faces imminent closure due to Zimbabwe's economic crisis. Our local donors are exhausted at a time when the need for animal welfare and education is at its peak. Our 8 volunteers spend most of their time fundraising, yet we are failing to meet our basic needs, let alone those of our outreach and school educational programmes. Funding will keep us alive, and enable continued and increased contact with our communities. The benefit to both animals and these communities is indisputable.


'External' funding is the only conceivable way that we will keep functioning through this difficult time in Zimbabwe, when our services for animals are most needed. We are the only organisation in this area that is able to respond to cases of neglect, cruelty, rabies, and stray animals. We are the only facility that can safely house, care for and rehabilitate these animals whilst they wait to be re-homed. No other local organisation has our commitment to education through schools and out-reach.

Long-Term Impact

Animal welfare is on going work in every community and the benefits to animals rescued are very clear. However, we are also well aware of The Link (, being the link between child and animal abuse. It is of such benefit to both if we are as active as possible in our communities during these very stressed times. For our projects to obtain their objectives will require more full time commitment that our 8 volunteers are able to give.

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Location: Mutare - Zimbabwe
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Mutare, Manicaland Zimbabwe
$5,883 raised of $60,000 goal
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will cover rabies vaccination, de-worming and a basket blanket for 1 dog or cat at our kennels. Rabies is a real threat for us and our residents. Fleece blankets are essential in winter.
will feed and medicate 1 dog and 1 cat for 1 month. As we struggle to safely re-home animals in this impoverished climate, we try to give each rescue the best possible chance.
will pay for an educational visit to a rural school, where we teach children about the FIVE FREEDOMS of animal welfare, the SPCA's work, and hand out varied education materials on animal welfare.
will neuter 1 dog. People simply cannot afford to spay their pets. SPCA's strict policy is that no animal is released unless it is neutered. This is vital in stopping the cycle of unwanted breeding.
will cover fuel, servicing maintenance of our 22 year old 'rescue' truck for 1 month. This truck is absolutely vital for us to respond to rescue call-outs, reports of abuse and to visit schools.
will provide the entire kennels with dog and cat meal for a month, one 50 kg bag of meal being $38.00. This does not include any meat.
will pay the salary for a desperately needed SPCA Inspector for one month. Our SPCA runs 1 staff member short due to lack of funds. This compromises many of our activities.
will pay for 1 month's outreach into a high density area where we can locate a 'pop-up' clinic to treat any animals brought in to us, neuter as many as is possible and offer counselling and advice
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