The COVID 19 crisis is having a devastating impact on our ability to care for the animals in desperate need by cutting our fundraising income. Despite our challenges, we need to continue our life saving work to provide shelter, food, treatment and care for all our animals. We cannot predict what will happen, but your donations will help us meet the funding shortfall, face the mounting challenges, and prepare for the worst.
Due to the cancellation of all fundraising events during the crisis, SAWS is expected to lose approximately ZAR 250,000 (USD 13,000) in income. SAWS is entirely dependent on this and donations to care for animals that desperately need our help. Our average running costs for our facilities in Mbabane and Manzini are USD 4,500 per month which includes food, drugs, staff costs, utilities, and other essentials. The loss of income will have a devastating impact on the lives of animals in distress.
The project will cover the full cost of running our two facilities in Manzini and Mbabane for the next four months. This means that we will be able to continue saving the lives of animals that desperately need our help during the COVID 19 crisis, at least for the next few months.
The project will enable us to continue with our much needed work to save the lives of animals in need. It will also prevent us from having to make the extremely difficult decision to cut back or to cease our operations, which will have a damaging, long-term impact on animal welfare in Eswatini.