LAWCS 2020 First Quarter Update

Humane Education Program in 42 Schools

Touching the lives of children through Humane Education and connecting them to experience the unconditional love of animals help to inspire and make them as compassionate people who will become animal caregivers, ambassadors, educators, advocates and rescuers. Our team visits and creates the opportunities for the children in 42 schools to discover their innate love and passion for other creatures that share the planet with us through various interactive programs. Our team met and inspired 2816 children from January to March, 2020.

LAWCS Animal Kindness Star

Every time we highlight children who are doing wonderful work to save and improve conditions for animals. Mary Saah and her friends were doing community outreach animal welfare education as part of their Kindness Club project when she saw this puppy in a very bad state-the dog was starving and filthy. With tears in her eyes, she immediately asked the puppy’s owner if she could take the puppy home. The owner agreed. She rescued the puppy and named her LUCKY. Mary and Lucky are now the best of friends-as you can see in the pictures. Together they serve as models in their community and school. Other children are now learning from Mary and Lucky about kindness, compassion and love for animals. Your donation can help prepare and graduate many kids as Mary who will serve as animal ambassadors, advocates, rescuers and educators.

LAWCS Free Outreach Animal Health Clinic

LAWCS Outreach clinics target poor communities in rural Lofa County and offer free veterinary services such as de-worming, mange treatment, rabies and parovirus vaccinations, sores treatment, flea/tick prevention and treatment and free nutritional diets for dogs and cats. Basic animal welfare education is also offered during the clinics. By working with rural communities to improve the health of their animals through education and free treatments, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities for animals and people. For the past three months, LAWCS conducted 8 animal clinics and treated 609 dogs and 55 cats. 2,421 animal owners were reached with the education program.

Wildlife Protection Initiative

Liberia is a rainforest country with diverse species of wild animals but sadly, bush meat, habitat loss, mining activities, and wildlife trafficking are the main drivers pushing many of the species to the brink of extinction. LAWCS is combating bush meat, wildlife trafficking and habitat loss by engaging rural communities around protected areas, bush meat sellers and school children with various wildlife protection messages including the importance of protecting wildlife, the forest, and the wildlife protection law of Liberia. 1297 community members, market women and school children were met and inspired to protect the wildlife population of Liberia and its habitats.

Guinea Working Animal Welfare Program

Working cattle and donkeys are the main animals used in Guinea for agricultural activities including transporting materials. Kankan region where we work has no animal welfare organization to work with the authorities and animal owners to improve the health and welfare of the animals. The animal owners have little understanding of the health and welfare issues that affect their animals. They treat their animals based on the ways they think are appropriate not based on any proper and humane standards. Working animals are subjected to unnecessary suffering, pain and starvation with lack of veterinary care. Our tream provides free veterinary care for working animals and educates the children and animal owners about the basic welfare needs of animals. 619 working cattle and donkeys received direct veterinary care and treatments and 1739 animal owners and children were met and educated about kindness and compassion for animals.

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