Love

What a beautiful and loving moment between a child and a kitten! 

The picture was taken by Saskia from Cool Cats Namibia at the SPCA Windhoek.

“Teaching children to be kind to animals is our only chance for a kinder future.”

"Teaching children to be kind to animals is our only chance for a kinder future."Thank you Saskia for the lovely picture taken at SPCA Windhoek <3

Posted by Cool Cats Namibia on Monday, 20 May 2019

Have a Heart

Have a Heart Namibia’s mission is to substantially reduce and finally eliminate stray animals by providing spay and neuter services to underserved communities in Namibia. By providing these services in targeted areas and promoting the message of “saving lives through sterilisation”, we can reach the goal of reducing stray animals and eliminating euthanasia of animals.

Spay and neuter is cuter 

Thank you!

Today a special THANK YOU to both Village Cafeand Blue Grass for not only sponsoring prizes in our raffle but for always keeping the team fed and watered during our Swakopmund spay days – this is massively appreciated!!

 

Feral Cats in Karibib

A big shout out goes to Jette and her friend in Karibib! Both of them realised that there is a feral cat colony who needs their help!

Feral cats are fantastic to keep rats and mice under control, but it must be made sure, that the cats are not cold, hungry, sick or injured. And also that they are not multiplying non stop!

Jette asked Have a Heart for help to get the twelve feral cats castrated and when she learned, our only problem is the trapping and transport to the vet, she immediately stepped up and said “I will do that part”.

Dr Estelle from Omaruru will operate the cats (yes, Jette will drive them from Karibib to Omaruru and back!) and the fantastic Tierschutzverein Swakopmund (SPCA) didn’t hesitate for a second when we asked if we can borrow transport boxes! THANK YOU! 

The cats are currently fed close to the boxes to get used to them and as soon as they are ready, Jette will start the transport  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

We will keep you updated about our Karibib cats make over 

Omaruru Team

Today we want to introduce you to some of the great Have a Heart Omaruru volunteers.

On the top picture one can see Mona Lisa and Dr Estelle (the vet team) and on the  bottom picture you can see Sunnyboy and Christiana.

Sunnyboy is helping with the handling and transport of dogs and Christiana is the ground manager, she is organising the waiting list and that dog and owner are ready for pick up, when the appointment is getting closer.

The overall managing of Have a Heart Omaruru is in Birgit and Peter Dorrenbacher’s hands, they are responsible for fundraising, transport of everyone and linking the ground team to the vet team.

Everyone in Omaruru is doing a great job and deserve all support to be able to help the less fortunate dogs and cats and their owners 

Our Mission

Have a Heart Namibia’s mission is to substantially reduce and finally eliminate stray animals by providing spay and neuter services to underserved communities in Namibia. By providing these services in targeted areas and promoting the message of “saving lives through sterilisation”, we can reach the goal of reducing stray animals and eliminating euthanasia of animals.

Spay and neuter is cuter 

 

Jakkals

Little Jakkals is from Henties Bays’s township Omdel and was a bit unlucky – he swallowed a fish hook!

His owners asked for help and thanks to Feed a Paw ProjectMadelaine Strydom, Jakkals had emergency treatment at the Swakop Vet Clinic and after that, he enjoyed a hospital-full-board-and-room-service-stay to recover for a few days at Tierschutzverein Swakopmund (SPCA)

Of course once “in our hands” Jakkals was also neutered, vaccinated and treated against parasites via Have a Heart – in other words, he got the full service! 

But being over 70 kilometers away from home didn’t make him the happiest boy… so when Jakkals was ready to go back home, Dr Winterbach from Swakop Vet Clinic turned into Jakkal’s personal Uber driver and made sure Jakkals had a 5 ***** ride back home to Henties.

And because it’s always “saftey first”, Tierschutzverein Swakopmund (SPCA) dressed Jakkals with a brandnew harness for his trip. 

Jakkals is beyond happy to be back home and we love the fact so many work together to help little Jakkals from Omdel’s township! 

Lots of work…

Have a Heart Teams all over Namibia are – Thanks to all the great people supporting Namibia’s less fortunate dogs and cats – in the lucky position to have spay days once a year in six towns, twice a year in 13 towns and ongoing monthly sterilisations in five towns.

This is a total of 24 (yes twenty-four!!) towns all over Namibia having regular spay days! Every single operation is changing a dogs or cats and their family’s life. The animal has a change to become more happy and healthy, which takes a lot of worries of their families shoulders. And this is only possible because of you!

Because of the fact that spay/neuter is not a once-of-story, as only one pair of dogs or cats can start the cycle all over again, especially in medium and larger settlements and towns, we have to plan ahead and make sure follow up visits are possible. Have a Heart is fully dependent on donations and before we are able to start in a new town, lots of fundraising must be done and fund must be in place, not only for the new town, but also for the ongoing help in the 24 “old” towns.

The picture shows the wake up area in Aus, a small town Have a Heart is having Spay Days for many years already – and hopefully for many many more years!

 

Wow!

Have a Heart Teams all over Namibia are – Thanks to all the great people supporting Namibia’s less fortunate dogs and cats – in the lucky position to have spay days once a year in six towns, twice a year in 13 towns and ongoing monthly sterilisations in five towns.

This is a total of 24 (yes twenty-four!!) towns all over Namibia having regular spay days! Every single operation is changing a dogs or cats and their family’s life. The animal has a change to become more happy and healthy, which takes a lot of worries of their families shoulders. And this is only possible because of you!

Because of the fact that spay/neuter is not a once-of-story, as only one pair of dogs or cats can start the cycle all over again, especially in medium and larger settlements and towns, we have to plan ahead and make sure follow up visits are possible. Have a Heart is fully dependent on donations and before we are able to start in a new town, lots of fundraising must be done and fund must be in place, not only for the new town, but also for the ongoing help in the 24 “old” towns.

The picture shows the wake up area in Aus, a small town Have a Heart is having Spay Days for many years already – and hopefully for many many more years!