Bizzibabs Supports ROAR For PAWS
Previously published on www.happytailsmagazine.co.za
ROAR for PAWS
Where STERILISATION is paramount and the forgotten souls are tops!
Salomie du Plessis, Louise Schoeman and Joanne Brune (The handsome dog is Toby who was brought in to be micro chipped)
We at ROAR for PAWS (Rural Outreach And Relief for Paws) do not want to be a quiet voice for the forgotten souls in rural areas; we want to raise awareness with a mighty ROAR!
A passion for outreach work
This small organisation is led by three people – Joanne Brune, Salomie du Plessis and Louise Schoeman. Though having furkids of their own, “normal jobs” and families of our own, their passion has always been outreach work. After being “hands-on” in animal welfare since 2011, we gradually started to focus on our big dream – that of a rural outreach organisation – and, in 2017, branched out; a year later, ROAR was officially born and we were granted an NPO number (NPO 202-569) on 26 January 2018.
All souls matter
Our dream is to replace the nightmares experienced by the forgotten animal souls in communities with happy dreams and the reality of HOPE. We strive to ensure no more unwanted litters, no more hunger, no more illness without medical assistance, and improved living conditions with maintenance and feeding programmes for the community furkids under our wings. To us, all souls matter and sterilisation is the key to a better future.
Currently we focus mainly on animals on farms in the Wellington/Paarl area, relying fully on our passionate volunteers and support network so that together we can make a difference. We believe in working together with like-minded individuals and organisations because, in the end, there’s only one goal: to improve the lives and future of the furkids.
Our first ROAR steri day (with Dr Roos from Envirovet CVC and her team) was in August 2017 where we sterilised 27 dogs and 20 cats. For the next one, we teamed up with Change for the Better Foundation, where Dr Roos and her team (Envirovet CVC) sterilised 67 cats and dogs! The next mass sterilisation is scheduled for 8 March 2018.
ROAR with us to bring this heartfelt message to each and every one of the rural furkids:
You are beautiful.
You are unique.
You are perfect.
You are worthy of love and affection.
You are precious, you are a diamond, a rose, a pearl, the most stunning of all God’s creations.
You are worth more than you can ever imagine.
Your worth surpasses all earthly things because in the eyes of the Lord, and people like us at ROAR, YOU are loved.
The organisation’s main objectives are to:
- Serve rural and disadvantaged communities by being the voice for the forgotten souls, reaching out and bringing relief through assistance with sterilising their domestic animals when they cannot afford the services of a private veterinarian. Provide basic domestic animal medical care (e.g. vaccinations and parasite control) in these communities when they cannot afford the services of a private veterinarian.
- Provide other medical care by ensuring the animals get required treatment from a veterinarian when the need for such care arises.
- Uplift rural and disadvantaged communities through education and empowering them to successfully look after and care for their domestic animals.
- Promote the correct and humane care, nutrition, treatment, training and handling of animals in terms of good animal and welfare standards.
- Establish feeding and maintenance programmes where required for the domestic animals of these communities.
ROAR’s ancillary objective is to collaborate with other animal welfare organisations that have similar objectives, and share the organisation’s ethics and beliefs in order to better the lives of the animals.
We aim to undertake outreach steri days and regular outreaches in the community and for that we need your help. We’ve had the privilege of being helped by very passionate and kind volunteers in the past who share our love for the furkids and, like us, believe in STERILISATION. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We aim to do so much more and hope that you will continue to support the community furkids.
How can you help?
- As a volunteer-run non-profit organisation, we rely entirely on donations to keep going – and every cent goes towards the animals. There are also many other ways in which you can help.
- Become a Steri Sponsor – for R400, you can sponsor a dog or cat sterilisation.
- Volunteer at our steri days and outreaches – follow us on Facebook for upcoming dates.
- Donations of cat and dog food, kennels, blankets, bowls and collars are high on our wish list.
- Donations towards the medical needs, including deworming, vaccinations, tick/flea treatment, wound treatment, etc.
To find out more, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have regular adoption days (posted on our Facebook page) and we’d love it if you came to visit.
Follow ROAR for PAWS on Facebook: @ROARforPAWS,
DID YOU KNOW??
Bizzy's susfur AloeVeraPuppy joined his family from Roars for Paws in September 2019.
Please show your sup-PAW-t by following them on social media and if you can help them please do.
AloeVeraPuppy then ...
AloeVeraPuppy now ...