Keetmans News

We are happy to welcome 62 members to our Have a Heart family! 41 dogs and 23 cats came to see Dr Baines and his team from Mobile Animal Clinic – Namibia beginning of this month for their sterilisation, vaccination and anti parasite treatment during two spay days in Keetmanshoop!

But there are more good news!

44 old customers came to Dr Baines for a check up and anti parasite treatment – 2 cats and 42 dogs!

The team from Have a Heart Keetmanshoop would like to say a big big THANK YOU to Dr Baines and his team for helping a total of 106 Have a Heart dogs and cats – old and new customers – in just two days!

As always, also a big THANK YOU goes to everyone who donates towards Have a Heart and makes it possible for us to to help so many animals!


Pink Piggy working hard!

Thank you so much to everyone who made sure our piggy in Luderitz didn’t stay hungry!

A whooping N$ 280 has been pooped out!

Our piggy’s belly is now empty again, it’s patiently waiting for you at Luderitz Safaris and Tours! 




More Prizes

In case you hadn’t heard; we are running a raffle to raise much needed funds so that we can continue helping Namibia’s less fortunate dogs and cats. Details of how to enter are pinned to the top of our page.

We’d like to thank Omaruru Game Lodge for donating one night DBB double standard room as a prize!


Meet the Team

Tomorrow in Swakopmund!

We will bring new T-Shirts, Easter Eggs, raffle tickets and much more!

Of course you are welcome to ask us any question! 🙂


Lüderitz News


Two really fantastic spay days took place in Luderitz beginning of April!

Not only 39 dogs and cats from Luderitz are now very welcome new members of the ever growing Have a Heart family, also a fantastic 92(!) old customers came for their anti parasite treatment and – if needed – follow up vaccination!!

This is really fantastic!

A beyond big THANK YOU goes to Dr. Baines and his team from the Mobile Animal Clinic – Namibia! Not only for all what you have done during the two really busy days, but also for now 5 years of constant, much needed and fantastic work in Luderitz, and never giving up on this special town “at the End of the world”! THANK YOU!!

Another big THANK YOU goes to Lüderitz Town Council for ALWAYS – from day 1 – being supportive towards the work Have a Heart does in Luderitz. From organising transport for the animals and their owners, over advertising the days, to funding a full spay day, LTC, you rock!
We will post more details about this later, as Luderitz Town Council is really doing fantastic work!

Thank you so much to Animal-Kind International for making it possible for us to keep up with the so important vaccination and anti parasite treatment! Luderitz – as all coastal towns in Namibia – had lots of dogs with mange. Mange bugs seams to like the climate. Without the ongoing treatment dogs would suffer. By making it possible for us to treat our old customers regularly against parasites, Animal-Kind International is definitely saving lives!

And not to forget of course: THANK YOU to everyone who supports the spay days in Luderitz with a donation, to everyone who volunteers and to all the caring dog and cat owners in Luderitz!

We often get feedback how amazing it is, to see so many good looking and healthy dogs in Luderitz. This clearly shows, ongoing spay/neuter, combined with vaccination and anti parasite treatment, works! But nothing would be possible, if not so many people would come together! Thank you to every single one! 

Picture: Sharon Baines

Lucky and the dog and cat overpopulation crisis in Namibia….

Have a Heart was founded in 2013 by the late Lindie Prinsloo with the goal “saving lives through sterilisation” and the story of Lucky (aka Koos) shows why spay/neuter is so important!

But first: Lucky’s story has a beautiful outcome!

Lucky was clearly unwanted by his owners. We don’t know why, but the way he was abused and mistreated shows without a doubt, someone wanted to get rid of him in a terrible and inhumane way.

Lucky was lucky, he was found by a caring person and brought to Tsumeb Veterinary Clinic (have a look at the page to see the full story timeline), where he was immediately treated, cared for and loved. On top of it, also the Tsumeb SPCA and lots of people stepped up for Lucky and donations for his treatment came in, to make sure everything will be done to make up for the terrible things “humans” did to Lucky.

As Lucky was at that stage a homeless dog, Have a Heart of course immediately said yes to cover the costs for his important neuter operation!

But Lucky’s luck didn’t end here: After a few days of recovery, Lucky got adopted by the best home he can possibly have!

But why, you might ask, could have sterilisation saved his life? Well, it must be seen in the big picture. We clearly have an overpopulation crises in Namibia. There are more dogs and cats in Nambibia than good homes. If we wouldn’t have that crises but instead open homes, Lucky would have easily found a home the moment his former “owner” decided to get rid of him.

And no, this is not a problem of Nambia’s townships. This is a problem all over Namibia, desperate people from everywhere dump animals in fields, dustbins, roads…. Most dogs and cats are not as lucky as Lucky was – they suffer a terrible death, which is to 100 % unnecessary.

If we – through spay and neuter – can in future make sure, that no unwanted animals at all will be born in Namibia, this suffering will not take place anymore and we really are saving lives through sterilisation!

A big Thank you goes to Tsumeb Veterinary ClinicTsumeb SPCA, the person who found Lucky and cared about him, every single person who supported Lucky’s treatment, his new owners and of course to EVERYONE who supports Have a Heart and making it possible for us to offer free spay/neuter for dogs and cats of no or low income owners.