Mass Animal Sterilization Programme Launching in Mamre

Cape Town, 14 February 2017 - FOUR PAWS, in conjunction with African Tails and The Hope Foundation for Cats agreed to implement a mass animal sterilization programme for the protection and welfare of companion animals in the Mamre area.  The project called, Mending Mamre, launched on 15 February 2017.

The aim of the programme is to promote and nurture responsible dog and cat ownership, thereby leading to safer and healthier communities, through the inherent attitude of more humanity towards all living creatures. Healthier animals lead to healthier communities.

FOUR PAWS envisages that animal owners will willingly sterilize their dogs to prevent stray animals in their communities.  After participating in the programme these communities will work together for improved health of their animals.

Fiona Miles, Country Director of FOUR PAWS comments: “Our research in the Mamre area has indicated that there is an overwhelming need for education in basic animal welfare. The services offered by FOUR PAWS will address the basic information including correct food, shelter, water, medical care and respect.”

“The outreach programme is supported by dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who are committed to the education and upliftment of the community. Over the next few months we will be working systematically through the area, and visiting each household”, Fiona adds.

How can you help?

FOUR PAWS is appealing to residents, communities and business to support:

  • in the provision of time as volunteers,.
  • equipment or
  • funds to be able to reach more lives.

Please contact FOUR PAWS to learn more about how to contribute.

Copyright photos: © FOUR PAWS

Media enquiries:

Janine Geldenhuys
Head of Communication
FOUR PAWS South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0)21 702 4277
Mobile: +27 (0)82 871 2691

www.four-paws.org.za

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