Wildlife Vets International

Helping to save Africa's painted wolves

Rabies and canine distemper are decimating packs of Endangered painted wolves/dogs throughout Africa. One source of infection are the domestic dogs that live on the edge of protected areas. Vaccinating these dogs helps them, the people and the African painted wolves.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1109670)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,425

Donations

48

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • I have been in awe of the natural world my whole life and am constantly dismayed by our alarming disregard for it. I am delighted to be involved with WVI. Projects like this have a massive impact on the health and welfare of the animal, and the added bonus is that it helps the local people too.

    — Emma Goodman Milne. Vet, author and animal welfare enthusiast

  • I have been in awe of the natural world my whole life and am constantly dismayed by our alarming disregard for it. I am delighted to be involved with WVI. Projects like this have a massive impact on the health and welfare of the animal, and the added bonus is that it helps the local people too.

    — Emma Milne. Vet, author and animal welfare enthusiast

  • I have been in awe of the natural world my whole life and am constantly dismayed by our alarming disregard for it. I am delighted to be involved with WVI. Projects like this have a massive impact on the health and welfare of the animal, and the added bonus is that it helps the local people too.

    — Emma Goodman Milne. Vet, author and animal welfare enthusiast

  • I have been in awe of the natural world my whole life and am constantly dismayed by our alarming disregard for it. I am delighted to be involved with WVI. Projects like this have a massive impact on the health and welfare of the animal, and the added bonus is that it helps the local people too.

    — Emma Milne. Vet, author and animal welfare enthusiast

Situation

1) African painted dogs have a huge home range and often come into contact with domestic dogs. These dogs carry diseases which could potentially wipe out packs at a time and make significant changes to the overall populatin of African painted dogs. 2) Snares are one of the painted dogs biggest threats. Partners Painted Dog Conservation often rescue dogs from snares and have to perform on the ground first aid. Severe cases are brought into the rehabilitation centre before being re-released.

Solution

1) Provide veterinary advice and expertise to the Zimbabwean State Veterinary Department for vaccination and minor injuries clinics in partnership with Painted Dog Conservation (PDC). We vaccinate against canine distemper and rabies, which directly protects the human population. We offer a neutering service which is widely taken up. The clinics are part of a suite of services PDC offers the community under the banner of painted dogs. 2) WVI provides training and equipment to the field teams.