We’re improving animal welfare status in Zimbabwe
Ensuring both animals and humans live together peacefully in a fair and just environment.
What We’ve Done
Rabies Awareness Campaigns
During these, dogs are vaccinated against rabies making sure that dog owners are made to understand the importance of getting their dogs vaccinated. Community education is vital during these campaigns as it brings out a well informed community on rabies hence reducing cases of rabies, preventing human deaths and reducing a burden on local and national economies.
One Health Education
Key to a healthy environment, healthy animals and healthy human beings is the triad of one health. Animal welfare is better achieved when the environment is clean and diseases correctly treated. To reduce antimicrobial resistance and transmission of zoonotics, correct use of drugs has to be practiced. One Health education is achieved through seminars and online education.
Nurture Imvelo Trust believes that there is a need to understand the landscapes of animal welfare within a community and how a certain community perceives animal welfare. Ongoing research includes a research on the levels on the use of pig stalls and crates in farms and a research on the levels of use of cages in egg production.
Cat and dog feeding
To ensure animal freedom from thirst and hunger, the organization has been engaging in cat and dog feeding programs. Dogs are fed during home visits while cats are fed during home visits and as strays on specific points where they are found. It is during these home visits that dogs are washed and dipped to get rid of fleas.
These are community outreach veterinary clinics where dogs and donkeys are de-wormed for internal parasites and the wounded treated for wounds. They are also dipped to reduce incidences of external parasites. It is during these outreaches where the communities are educated on the importance of de-worming and dipping their animals.
Women in Animal Welfare
Upon the realization that there is less women participation in animal welfare programs in communities, this is a program set up to help improve women participation in animal welfare by equipping them with knowledge and skills that will improve their engagement in advocacy, conservation and education.
Our Work in Numbers
- Compassion – We aim to extend kindness and concern to all animals
- Teamwork – We work together as a group to achieve our goals
- Sustainability – We work to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs
- Accountability – We accept the responsibility for our actions
- Transparency – We aim to share information freely to benefit the organization and the people
- Hard Work – We strive to put in a great deal of effort to produce high quality work