Dog walk at Keetmanshoop raises funds for animal sterilisation project

Close to 30 people took part in the Dog walk here on Saturday which aim to raise funds to sterilise cats and dogs for low and no income families.

The walk was organised by Miss and Mr Keetmanshoop Private school (KPS) 2019 in collaboration with have-a-heart spray and neuter project.

The walk cover a distance of six kilometres and it took the participants close to 90 minutes.

In an interview with Nampa Kaylee Jacobs who was crown Miss KPS in May this year said they decide to raise funds to be used to sterilise and give vaccine to dogs and cats of those who cannot afford to do so for their animals.

I love animals we got 25 animals at home which include dogs and cats and we have to raise funds at least N.dollars that we will give to the have-a-heart organisation so this dogs and cats are sterilise especially those dogs and cats for low or no income families, she said.

Jacobs explained that there will be a doctor coming from Windhoek later this month and the money raised during the dog walk will be use to sterilise, vaccine and for deworming animals among other things.

JC Naude who is Mr KPS expressed gratitude towards the number of people who participated in the dog walk.

We are happy about the number of people, it is a small town and there are really no sports here, we are happy so many people, he said.

Also speaking to this news agency, Wilma Hyman who represented the Have-a -Heart organisation said the organisation offer free strap and neuter services for dogs and cats of low and no income families across the country in Municipal Township and informal settlements.

She said the aim is to reduce the number of stray animals thus eliminating the need for mass-euthanasia whilst improving the health and welfare status of township dogs and cats.

Every dog and cat sterilised by our organisation also receives a vaccination, internal and external parasite control treatment bringing direct health benefits to dogs and cats themselves as well as the human communities and local wildlife population, she said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency