Maun and its surrounding villages are home to an estimated 40,000 dogs and 25,000 donkeys, with the associated animal welfare issues that these numbers entail. Animal cruelty laws have not been updated since 1966, and in a country where 30.6% of the population lives below the poverty line, access to affordable veterinary care is limited.
The only CNVR (collect, neuter, vaccinate, return) society in Botswana, we provide free veterinary services to low-income villagers across the north of the country. Since 2003 we have sterilised and vaccinated tens of thousands of dogs and cats; reducing breeding, preventing disease, and improving welfare. We also provide life-saving emergency treatment; humane euthanasia to animals beyond help; and we reunite, rehome, and rehabilitate lost, found, and stray animals.