During Karen's January 2011 trip to Uganda, she was able to see another way in which AKI donors have had a direct impact on the lives of animals in poor countries. The USPCA Haven's kennels needed repairs, and the AKI donations that Karen brought with her were put to use right away to get the kennels back into good condition. Also, as many of you know, an AKI donor's monthly contribution supports the salary of one of the Haven's caretakers, Mary (in the photo, wearing a pink dress) -because of Mary, each dog and cat gets personal care each and every day. (including one of my fav's "Hope"!)
Monday, February 14, 2011
Update From AKI & The USPCA..........
There have been a lot of exciting things happening at my favourite (and the only) animal shelter in Uganda. An Animal-Kind International supporter designated his donation to the Uganda SPCA for community spay/neuter, the USPCA had the dogs at this orphanage in Entebbe (home to 40 children, babies to young adults) sterilized. Through this wonderful donation 4 males and 4 females were sterilized preventing countless unwanted litters, and USPCA still has funds left over from AKI's generous donor to spay and neuter additional pets of low or no income families. AKI donors can really make a difference for dogs and cats in poor countries, where there are so few people who are able to donate, and even when there are willing and able volunteers--as there are in all AKI partner organizations--funds severely limit what they can achieve.
*A picture of Mary & Hope that I took while at the USPCA in July 2010*