AKI Partner Organizations in Namibia
AKI's Partner Organizations in Namibia
Our partnership with Have-a-Heart (HaH)-Namibia began in 2016, when HaH started Namibia's first mobile spay/neuter service. Namibia is a large, sparsely populated country, much of it is extremely poor. The mobile s/n clinic traveled to areas with no accessible vet care and AKI supported many HaH s/n clinics in remote towns.
Based on HaH's priority needs over the last few years, at HaH's request, we've been supporting an AKI-HaH Emergency Fund and HaH's Lifetime Care Program, which provides booster shots and anti-parasite treatments for all s/n clients--for life.
In the 1st half of 2023, with AKI funding, 491 dogs and only 1 cat : ( received care from HaH's Lifetime Care Program. The AKI-HaH Emergency Fund helped over 50 cats and dogs in the 1st 7 months of 2023. (See AKI Blog posts below for their stories.)
The AKI-HaH Emergency Fund is for use-at the discretion of HaH, AKI, and the attending vet- and is meant to help previous HaH-Namibia clients who have been spayed or neutered. If an animal needs vet care funding from the Emergency Fund, but hasn't yet been s/n'd, the requirement is that s/he will be s/n'd once well enough. It is specifically to be used for no/low income families who wouldn't be able to afford the vet care without a little help from our Emergency Fund.
From Karen, AKI Founder & Director: I met Erika in 2008 when I spent 8 months in Namibia and on weekends we both walked dogs at the Windhoek SPCA. Erika is from Namibia, volunteered at the Windhoek SPCA for many years, and served on their executive committee. While walking the shelter dogs, we forged a partnership that is still helping animals in under-served parts of Namibia