REPORT OF THE WORLD ANIMAL DAY 2012 PROGRAMME
AT TANZANIA ANIMAL WELAFRE SOCIETY (TAWESO)
The programme involved the following projects:
• Dogs and Cats Population Control Programme
• Animal Health Care
• Humane Education and training of the TAWESO staff on the welfare of dogs and cats
• Marking the World Animal Day events.
I-Dogs and Cats Population Control Programme:
This project involved sterilizations of cats and dogs in various localities in Dar es Salaam and the Coast Region, most of cats were trapped and brought at charity clinic where were sterilized while the dogs and some were sterilized in the streets and restaurants.
We were joined for one week by Feline Advisory Bureau from London, UK which was represented by Ian MacFarlaine and Nathalie Dowgray. They brought various traps and crush cages for handling cats plus other veterinary supplies.
A total of 67 dogs and 42 cats were sterilized.
II-Animal Health Care:
This included providing veterinary care to animals in need and mass vaccinations against rabies disease to dogs and cats. A total of 123 dogs and cats were treated with various disease conditions and 570 dogs and cats were vaccinated against rabies disease and de-wormed.
III-Hume Education to volunteer staff at TAWESO:
This was done by Feline Advisory Bureau representatives Ian and Nathalie; they conducted cat welfare training in respect to handling, trapping, feeding and sterilizations.
The event was marked here in Dar es Salaam city at Kitunda location in Ilala Municipality, other charities also participated plus school children under coordination of the Animal Welfare desk at the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development. Tanzania Animal Welfare Society (TAWESO) has an exhibition stand to show what we do and also we had an on-site Veterinary Outreach Clinic where animals were getting veterinary care –vaccination against rabies disease, de-worming, health check, treatment of specific disease conditions.
Animal SOS, Denmark
Tanzania Animal Welfare Society (TAWESO) Team.