AKI Partner Organization: Have A Heart-Namibia
AKI's Partnership with Have a Heart - Namibia
Have A Heart-Namibia mainly uses AKI funds for their Lifetime Care Program (vaccination boosters and anti-parasite treatments for all returning spay/neuter clients) and an AKI-HAH Emergency Fund that HAH can use at their discretion.
In 2020, with AKI funding, 531 dogs and 48 cats received anti-parasite treatment and booster shots. Six cats and 13 dogs were helped thanks to the AKI-HAH Emergency Fund. From January through June 2021, 362 dogs and 38 cats received their Lifetime Care vaccinations and treatments and 7 dogs and 4 cats were helped through the Emergency Fund.
Have-A-Heart's spay/neuter program is a Namibia-wide effort to decrease the population of unwanted dogs and cats and improve the care of pets. The mobile clinic is the only vet care available in many of these under-served communities of Namibia. When needed (and if funding is available), HAH fills gaps in HAH's s/n funding, mainly by supporting s/n of cats with AKI funds.
The AKI Blog has lots of information about AKI's support for HAH-Namibia.
Before the mobile clinic was launched in 2018, since 2016, working closely with HAH Coordinator Geesche, AKI sponsored spayathons in Luderitz, Aus, and Bethanie, where we covered the costs of s/n in these 3 towns. Below are pictures of spayathons from the early days of the AKI-HAH partnership. The mobile clinic still sees many of these animalsas part of the Lifetime Care Program.
The black dog (1st row, middle picture) with the group of children is Danger - the whole group loves to hang out with him and he's a very happy boy. His owner's name is Theofilus.
Jackals, one super lucky dog in Aus. Geesche wrote to us: "Jackals is totally blind but is so loved by his family, his owner cried happy tears when Jackals passed Dr. Maya's health check and got the go ahead for his neuter. During the operation Dr. Baines found an abscess on Jackals 'private parts.' Shame, that must have been painful. But Dr. Baines was able to remove the abscess and cleaned everything up. So happy for Jackals that he got rid of the pain and that he will enjoy his retirement!"