*"Hope" - hit by a taxi in the town of Gulu- now living out her life in the shelter*
Everyone who knows me knows that whenever I travel I must find ways to help a local, non-profit organization that has to do with animals or conservation. Well thankfully through Animal-Kind International I was able to learn about the Kampala USPCA. Prior to leaving for my trip I sent out a mass email to my friends and family requesting any pet-related donations. Thankfully I had many people come forward and donate incredible things that are not readily available in Uganda. Apart from very generous monetary donation from the Holmes' family and Cheryl Sloan, my great friends Jessie, Tammy and Sandra donated one of a kind medications, toys and medical supplies that otherwise would not have been available to the staff and volunteer at the USPCA.
*Delivering the bag full of goodies*
During my last day in Uganda I had the pleasure of visiting the animal shelter, delivering the donated supplies and meeting the staff and volunteers of this incredible place. The shelter is over double their capacity but the incredible people informed me that they don't have the heart to euthanize healthy animals (a far cry from many shelters and animal controls in North America!). Seeing all of the adoptable dogs and cats was truly heartwarming and knowing that there are so many more out on the streets of Kampala waiting to be rescued from abuse, starvation and the dangerous roads has made me committed to helping the shelter even further.
*"Roger" a puppy available for adoption*
In the next couple of months I am hoping to start an adoption program that will see puppies from the USPCA be flown to and adopted out in Toronto. This will enable more animals to find their forever homes while freeing up additional space at the shelter. If you are interested in helping please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org