The formation of AfriPaw was inspired by local Marina Da Gama resident, Annette van der Berg, who started feeding a small number of township dogs in Vrygrond (an informal settlement near Muizenberg in the Western Cape) every morning on her way to work. The few dogs quickly became 10, then 20 and then 30. Annette started working with the community by helping people with their pets, scouting the area over weekends, facilitating sterilisations, re-homing unwanted pets and stepping in when there were emergencies. Her faithful work soon came to the attention of a reporter from a local newspaper, The False Bay Echo. An article, entitled “Feeding the Hungry Hounds” appeared on 9 February 2017 and Fish Hoek resident, Anél Wesson responded to the general invitation for assistance. The two joined forces the very next day and the idea of AfriPaw was conceived. AfriPaw Animal Welfare partners with low-income communities to educate families on their pets’ primary needs and facilitates free sterilisations, as well as access to affordable primary healthcare, food and shelter for township pets. With our door-to-door approach we aim to form relationships and build trust with the community and our first priority is to always try and help pets where they are. Our strategy is to identify, train and equip responsible, animal-loving locals, who are our eyes and ears and who are a permanent presence in the community, ultimately becoming respected “go-to” persons. At this point, AfriPaw focuses its efforts on serving the people and pets of Vrygrond, reputedly the oldest informal settlement in the Western Cape, situated just off the M5, close to Muizenberg. There are approximately 90 000 residents and thousands of dog and cats living in this community. Our geographic boundary is strictly Vrygrond (which includes Seawinds and Overcome Heights) but we hope to replicate our model and expand our reach to other low-income communities in the future. The Vision of AfriPaw Animal Welfare is to see communities that treasure their pets, provide for their needs, and protect them from suffering and disease. Our Mission is to partner with low-income communities to educate families on their pets’ primary needs and facilitate access to affordable support services, with a focus on mass sterilisation. Our Objectives are to encourage responsible and accountable pet ownership and prevent neglect by: • Building relationships with the community to create a trusting and enabling environment. • Educating the community on the primary needs and healthcare of their animals. • Facilitating access to affordable medical care, food and shelter. While the rescue and rehoming of animals is necessary in cases of abuse or intentional neglect, we aim to avoid removing pets for several reasons: Neglect of pets often occurs because essential services and support to ensure ideal pet care are inaccessible and unaffordable to pet owners. We find that most pet owners welcome us and embrace our help with deep gratitude and co-operation. We want to foster responsible pet ownership and accountability in our partner communities by promoting optimal pet care and working with community volunteers and role-models. Removal of pets often aids owners to quickly replace the old pet with a new puppy or kitten, resulting in a vicious cycle where little lasting good is achieved.
I'm a Brazilian native, English Portuguese translator and interpreter with 12 years of experience, 50 books translated, and over 1,500 hours of on-site interpreting work. I also do proofreading, localization, transcriptions, and write book reviews/reports. I have a background in arts, fashion, and communication, and I volunteer for Mercy for Animals, Ted Translators, and NGO Olhar Animal. I love to travel and I am currently studying travel writing. I wrote about my journey as a freelancer and working remotely while traveling the world. So it's been a year since the madness started and somehow it feels like nothing has changed but A LOT has changed. My 'now' has been staying low-key and wrapping up projects. I completed the book I was translating in the last semester of 2020. Added some very final touches to a book I worked on early-mid last year, which in turn wraps up a project I started working on in December 2018. Excited for it to come out. Also, I guess I can say I reached the 50 translated books mark (even though a part of it was written in Portuguese so I didn't translate the entire book)! I am still learning French and still feeling like a caveman who can speak single words but not quite put together an entire sentence lol. I also completed a Reiki Level 1 training and initiation course (remotely, ofc) and am now Reiki certified. I am trying to enjoy the little things, like a very rare outing to Rio's Botanical Garden (accidentally picked a lovely 113ºF day, sweet lord), and being in awe of this Sumaúma tree (a personal favorite of Tom Jobim, who would visit the place every day and sit by this exact tree).
Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio
A civil lawyer of great professional intuition, she comes from an important Piemontese family and divides her time between the Turin and Chieri associated study. Cristina is experienced in corporate law, providing legal services and consulting to companies, compliance programs about administrative and criminal liability, privacy, health and security at work. In the office of Via Amerigo Vespucci, an employment law attorney, a criminal law attorney and an accountant, they are part of her team. She spends one day a week pro bono at the Consumers Association to support those who cannot afford a lawyer. Avvocato civilista di grande intuizione professionale, proviene da un’antica famiglia piemontese e divide il suo tempo tra lo studio associato di Torino e Chieri. Grande esperienza in diritto societario, fornitura di servizi legali e consulenza alle aziende, programmi di conformità in materia di responsabilità amministrativa e penale, privacy, salute e sicurezza sul lavoro. Nell'ufficio di Via Amerigo Vespucci, un avvocato penalista e un commercialista, fanno parte della sua squadra. Dedica un giorno alla settimana pro bono all'Associazione Consumatori per sostenere chi non può permettersi un avvocato.
Welcome to Dogs Trust Ballymena. We are a happy, friendly team and would love you to come and visit us at the Centre to see our fantastic facilities and all the waggy tails of our doggy guests. We can care for up to 50 dogs at any one time and our facilities include a training barn, wonderful woodland walks and a big field to run around. We have dedicated rehoming staff who have lots of experience in helping match dogs to their forever families and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the rehoming process. We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Welcome to Dogs Trust Basildon, we are a happy friendly team and would love you to come to visit us at the Centre to see our fantastic facilities and all the waggy tails of our doggy guests. We can care for upto 120 dogs at any one time and our facilities include a training barn, veterinary and surgical suite and a dedicated training and rehabilitation unit to enrich the lives of the dogs in our care. We look forward to meeting you very soon.
At Dogs Trust Bridgend, we have 40 kennels, and can care for around 80 dogs at any time. We have 2 large enclosed fields, where the dogs can burn some energy and play with some friends during an off-lead run, a training barn, 2 exercise areas filled with fun areas to explore, and on site vet suite. We have a team of 24 staff, and an excellent group of dedicated volunteers who help with tasks from dog-walking to fundraising. We are located on an old farm site near the village of Pen-y-Fai, surrounded with lots of lovely rural walks for the dogs in our care to enjoy, while they are waiting for their new homes.
All the staff at Dogs Trust Canterbury would like to welcome you to our rehoming centre. In the 10 years this centre has been open, we have made lots of kind and generous friends and supporters who we need to say a massive thank you to. Dogs Trust has been in Kent since 1999 when we took over the site in the small village of Chestfield outside Canterbury. We refurbished the site in 2000 and opened to the public with 24 kennels allowing the centre to care for up to 40 dogs at any one time. In 2009, we expanded the centre and now have 38 kennels and can care for up to 70 dogs and puppies on site.
Manager Sue Embleton and her team would like to offer you a warm welcome to Dogs Trust Darlington. Darlington Rehoming Centre first opened in May 1994, and since that time we have rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed over 18,000 dogs. A big thank you to all those who have rehomed a dog and who have helped in any capacity with our work. Due to our rebuild taking place over the next year we cannot accommodate our usual 120 dogs, so we only have about 50-60 dogs onsite.
Hello and welcome from all the team at Evesham! We are nestled on the edge of the stunning Cotswolds and first opened our doors in May 1967. We have recently undergone a total transformation and offer the dogs in our care the highest standards of welfare from a brand new veterinary facility, enriched play areas, cosy and comfortable sleeping areas as well as the conservation of wildlife who have also made Evesham their home. As well as all this, we are very proud of our dedicated team who are on hand to discuss the adoption process and help find your new companion Did you know you can donate to us via the Amazon wish list? We regularly update it with the items that will benefit the centre, from doggy treats to things that will help us fundraise. If you want to take a look, there’s a link on the right hand side of this page.
Our lovely centre has 66 glass fronted kennels that house hundreds of dogs every year on their journey to a new home. Like every Dogs Trust centre, we never put a healthy dog down, so we'll never stop trying to find a home for every dog, even the 'special dogs' who have been with us for six months or more. If you are on the lookout for a new pooch please come in and visit.
Hello and welcome to Dogs Trust West London! Our Rehoming Centre based in Harefield is set within 16 acres of farmland and home to seventy five purpose built kennels. We currently have over 150 dogs in our care including our sponsor dog - Hobo! Our fantastic facilities including under floor heating, glass fronted kennels, six exercise paddocks, a four acre field, a Puppy Suite and our amazing new Sensory Garden. All help to ensure our residents really enjoy their time here; they even get room service! Every year we find loving new homes for hundreds of stray and abandoned dogs, if you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works.
Hello and welcome to Dogs Trust Ilfracombe! We are a 40 kennel centre, set in a beautiful wooded valley near to the long, sandy beaches of North Devon. Our dedicated team of staff and fantastic volunteers are on hand to provide all of our dogs with the best possible care while they wait to find their forever homes. Every year we find hundreds of loving new homes for stray and abandoned dogs, If you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works. Dogs Trust Ilfracombe underwent a complete refurbishment in 2013 so that we are able to ensure that all of our dogs enjoy their time here whilst enjoying the best possible level of care. With glass fronts and under floor heating in all our kennels, the facilities are now completely state of the art and very comfortable too.
Dogs Trust Kenilworth is the largest of our centres and cares for around 180 dogs at any one time. Thanks to your support, all these dogs will be cared for and loved by our dedicated staff until their forever home comes along. Every dog, whether it be little or large, young or old deserves to have a loving home. If you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works.
Welcome to Dogs Trust Leeds Rehoming Centre. The dedicated team here are helping to care for hundreds of dogs every year, every one of which deserves a loving home for life. If you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works. If you are interested in volunteering have a look at our current volunteering vacancies and feel free to apply.
Welcome to Loughborough Dogs Trust! Our centre opened it's doors to the public and began finding homes for unwanted dogs back in 2012, since then we're proud to say we've helped hundreds of dogs to find new homes. New dogs arrive at our centre daily and will be available for rehoming once we’ve got to know them and identified what they need from their new home. Please visit the website regularly for photos and updates on the dogs in the centre. If you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works.
Dogs Trust Manchester opened in 2014, thanks in part to funding from our generous supporters. The centre was designed with rescue dogs in mind - from the air-conditioned kennels, to sandpits and water fountains to play in. There’s also a full veterinary and surgical suite on site. Dogs Trust residents may not have had the best starts in life. But our 40-strong team of dog experts in Manchester ensure they receive the best possible care while they wait for their forever homes. Want to find out more? Follow Twitter @DT_Manchester for updates.
Based in Huyton, Dogs Trust Merseyside has a dedicated team that help hundreds of dogs find much-needed homes every year. We're really grateful for our fantastic supporters who help us keep caring for these dogs. If you have any rehoming queries or are interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works. We never put a healthy dog down, so Sponsor Dogs Harper and Raffa help us make sure we're there for every dog for as long as they need us.
Dogs Trust Newbury is based in a quiet area of the countryside, with beautiful views and a stunning build plot which has undergone an extensive rebuild, we are now home to larger new cosy kennels- with underfloor heating, new kitchens and laundry rooms for each kennel block and a selection of outside compound spaces for the dogs to have off lead time and training. We now house 37 kennels within our centre. We have a Kennel designed to house puppies as they grow with us and our specialist training block houses dogs who may need more time and training during their stay with us. Some of our dogs also get to enjoy the comfort of Foster homes while they await their fur-ever homes, we have a lovely group of people who volunteer their time to welcome a dog into their home and help them on their journey to their new homes.
If you are thinking about getting a new doggy addition for your family you have come to the right place! Take a look around and If you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works. At 52.9 miles away, Salisbury is the closest Dogs Trust centre to Bristol. It takes around 1 hour 20 minutes in the car, via the A36. Please remember that our centre is currently closed for public browsing.
We're the team at Dogs Trust Shoreham. There are 52 kennels here, so the centre is quite big and our staff care for a lot of dogs every year thanks to support from people like you. Every dog deserves a loving home, and we've got quite a few looking! If you have any rehoming queries or are interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works. It is so wonderful to see our dogs rehomed, especially when it means they get to spend the most loving day of the year as part of a devoted new family. We’re thrilled that we were able to capture this special moment and wish them a lifetime of happiness in their new homes.
Dogs Trust Shrewsbury first opened 40 years ago and is one of the oldest of the Dogs Trust rehoming centres. It was originally known as Dogs Trust Roden and after a recent, much-needed rebuild is now a state of the art, eco-friendly centre for our residents. Our rehoming centre is set within 30 acres of land and we also have seven free-running compounds, where every dog has time to spend stretching their legs in the sand and enjoy some time just playing with their four-legged pals. With 76 kennels, our centre cares for 130 dogs at any one time, all different shapes, sizes and ages and all looking for forever homes with families who will give them plenty of TLC.
Welcome to Dogs Trust Snetterton! Thank you for visiting our page. From here, you can read about our centre, get details of special events this year, and find out more about some of our dogs. Our kennels are full of waggy tails, all keeping their paws crossed that they will find their special home soon. If you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works.
Manager Susan Tonner and the team look after 37 kennels filled with dogs waiting for their forever homes. If you're interested in offering a dog in our care a forever home, find out how rehoming works. Our Supporter Relations Officer (SRO), Úna Race, can offer free talks to community groups and organise tours of the rehoming centre. She also deals with all the local enquiries about donations in memory of a loved one, as well as answering any questions about our free Canine Care Card Scheme or legacies. She also organises the annual Fun Day and helps with the social media coverage for the rehoming centre too!