Animals  Uganda Project #25743

Help Us Transform Uganda's Only Animal Shelter

by Animal-Kind International Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Uganda SPCA's Haven was meant to hold about 120 dogs & cats, but since it's the only animal shelter in the country & because animal adoption is just gaining popularity, The Haven easily gets beyond capacity. Plus, The Haven is located on rented space-at any time, they could be asked to vacate the property. AKI is raising money so Uganda Society for the Protection & Care of Animals can purchase land to create a state-of-the-art-sanctuary-education facility, the 1st of its kind in Africa.

$50,000
total goal
$42,897
remaining
86
donors
4
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Yes, Animal-Kind International's partner organization, USPCA, needs more space to rescue & rehab more dogs & cats--the Haven is often above the 120 dog/cat capacity. But our vision is so much more: a facility where dogs & cats have freedom to exercise & play, potential adopters can comfortably visit with dogs & cats, where Ugandan kids can learn about animals, animal shelter staff throughout Africa can learn shelter management, animal care & handling, & where volunteers can be accommodated.

Solution

USPCA will purchase land & move all animals & equipment to the new plot. The pens are state-of the art, the shelter location is not. USPCA's Haven is located on a small, rented plot with no space for animals to play, for people to visit quietly or play with animals, & that just isn't amenable to animal care, learning, & volunteering. The USPCA hopes to move in/near Kampala-Entebbe. Cost is est @ $100,000 (see budget). Land is so expensive & becoming more so by the day! The time to move is now.

Long-Term Impact

The Haven will be able to rescue & rehab more dogs & cats-a new facility should hold 200-250 animals. In a country where animal adoption is just becoming known, The Haven will be prepared to meet the demand for adoptable animals. If an animal is in need of rescue, there's no place to go but The Haven, & with this new facility, no dog or cat will be turned away. The transformed Haven will have space for volunteers & will be an attractive place for kids & others to learn about kindness to animals.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.animal-kind.org
USPCA's page on Animal-Kind International's site

Organization Information

Animal-Kind International

Location: Jemez Springs, New Mexico - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.animal-kind.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Karen Menczer
Director
Jemez Springs, New Mexico United States
$7,103 raised of $50,000 goal
 
126 donations
$42,897 to go
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