Even low-cost vaccinations are
often beyond the means of many, as
are medications to treat common ailments. Only 5% of dogs have
been neutered, or vaccinated against rabies. In some areas
80% are infected with Ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne blood
parasite similar to Lyme disease.
see their pets as "employees" with the duty of protecting property,
or keeping it cleared of vermin.
If the animals fail to perform these functions, they are
often simply turned out onto to the streets to fend for
themselves, resulting in an estimated one million dogs in
the country, 35% of which barely survive.
The government has so many pressing needs that they have not built a
single animal shelter. The sole shelter is privately financed and
operates with donated funds.
In addition to providing education about
pet ownership, G-PAW has neutered 300 cats and dogs. A
large percentage of funds raised has been allocated for the purchase
of a mobile clinic to serve a greater number of rural communities
and to assure proper conditions for surgeries. But this project
cannot be carried out without help from people like you.
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