Education is really important to us, especially teaching children to become responsible, caring pet owners and to keep safe around animals. On our recent spay trip, we were able to use materials produced by Global Alliance for Rabies Control and printed by Maerua Printing & SIGNS to help teach children how to ‘Act like a tree’ around aggressive dogs in order to avoid getting bitten, and showing them the ‘Five Freedoms’ every animal deserves.
This is the official page of the ‘Have-a-Heart Mobile’ project – a new, exciting and much needed project that will allow us to provide free spay and neuter services to dogs and cats of low and no income families across Namibia in areas currently without veterinary services. Have-a-Heart is a registered non-profit organisation in Namibia (21/2014/0378) which aims to reduce stray animal populations in a sustainable and humane way, thus eliminating the need for mass euthanasia. Since starting in 2014, Have-a-Heart has grown to having teams working in nine towns across Namibia and has collectively sterilised over 3,500 animals (April 2017). Our key partner in this project is the Mobile Animal Care – Baines VetCare CC – a new, mobile clinic owned and run by Dr Ian Baines. The mobile clinic will be used on a monthly basis by Have-a-Heart.