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 am a God fearing individual ,and I’m also a father to two beautiful kids, a boy and a girl. I worked for Tekkie Town as a Sales Assistant and I was chosen as the best Sales person for the entire Mpumalanga province. I also worked for the Department of agriculture as a Data capture. I have a passion for sports, football is one of my favourites and one day I wish I can own a soccer team. While I was in high school, I always wanted to be a lawyer but due to financial constraints I could not become one. My interest in the justice system came when I realised that the late former president Mr Nelson Mandela was also a lawyer representing his people. I wish one day I could give back to my community and its people because my community gave us the likes of the late Steve Bantu Biko, one of the BCM Members who fought for the people of South Africa. My community is one of the underdeveloped communities of this country, but I know that one day all of this will change because I know that with education anything is possible. When a child is educated communities will change for the better and if one community changes, then our country will change for the better as well and poverty will be no more. Education topped with one’s perseverance is the key to a bright future for all. With this pandemic people have lost their jobs and in some households you find that no one is working and people resort to drugs and alcohol, some get depressed to a point of taking their own lives. If we can start developing jobs for people, our continent would become a better place for us all. Being part of an initiative that supports the empowerment of those less privileged is one of my greatest wishes. I will be glad if all my wishes do come through because nothing is as important as education and hard work, and an educated country means a better world for us all.
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).
I am Alonzo Van Aarde, born on 9th July 2002. I was raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am the oldest son out of 6 children, Recently (last year 2020) I have matriculated in my home town, Mitchell’s plain. I never quite had a fixed job but I have had my fair share of holiday jobs in a shoe store it was called first stop shoes in a shopping complex close to home. In my free time I would work private jobs with my father and doing shop fitting and house renovations all over Cape Town. I loved helping my father out. It was also a way for me to have extra pocket money. I also worked at a Taylor blinds company, whereby the production of blinds called Taylor blinds in Montague gardens. I took part in various programs whilst at school, namely, in leadership development skills with a NPO called M.O.V.E and another called J.A.M, where I was taught to run my own business. This was done during my schooling, I have obtained certificates for these courses. These two courses was done over a period of 12 months, I was also an RCL members as well as a Prefect at my school. I am also part of a group called M.O.C (mission of Christ), where I furthered my leadership skills but in a more spiritual sense in doing so we take part in outreach programs and preach the gospel. I speak fluently English and Afrikaans. I am currently studying Japanese, because I am intrigued by it. I am computer literate, Microsoft enabled as well as Linux. I am also a musician. In my spare time, I teach people to play an instrument and also to read music. I also write my own music as well as produce music. I use this skill to help many young and upcoming artists I work with an Organization called My Child Is Your Child, Creating a platform where young people can showcase their talents and make something out of themselves. I live in a rough community where children are killing children and I’ve joined this organization to make a change in a community through various forms of art. My hobbies are, playing different sporting activities, going to the gym, writing music and drawing portraits.
Trabajar en algo que nos apasione Como muchas otras ideas de éxito, Barkibu nació en la servilleta de papel de un bar cualquiera. Pablo, Quique y Patri, los socios fundadores, buscaban algo en lo que verter toda su pasión y potencial. Una idea a la que dedicar la mayor parte de su tiempo. Una idea en la que creyesen y que los enamorara. Y sólo había una idea que cumpliera todos estos requisitos: colaborar en la mejora de la calidad de vida de los animales. Nada de acudir a foros donde cualquiera puede respondernos cuando tenemos alguna duda sobre la salud o los cuidados de nuestra mascota. Información profesional veterinaria de primera mano y fácilmente accesible. Barkibu viene de un proceso muy duro de brainstorming...Para que luego haya quien diga Barbiku! Barkibu nació con la idea de crecer e internacionalizarse, así que queríamos algo que se entendiera en el extranjero. De ahí el Bark. También queríamos que los motivadores de esta empresa, nuestros niños-perros, estuvieran representados, ya que sin ellos no existiríamos en primer lugar. Like many other successful ideas, Barkibu was born on the paper napkin of a typical bar. Pablo, Quique and Patri, the founding partners, were looking for something in which to pour all their passion and potential. An idea to which you dedicate most of your time. An idea that they believed in and that would make them fall in love. And there was only one idea that met all these requirements: collaborate in improving the quality of life of animals. Nothing to go to forums where anyone can answer us when we have any questions about the health or care of our pet. First-hand and easily accessible professional veterinary information. Barkibu comes from a very hard brainstorming process ... So that later there will be someone who says Barbiku! Barkibu was born with the idea of growing and internationalizing, so we wanted something that could be understood abroad. Hence the Bark . We also wanted the motivators of this company, our child-dogs, to be represented, as without them we would not exist in the first place.
Los veterinarios de Barkyn se convierten en parte de tu familia. Además de una revisión nutricional, aclaran cualquier duda sobre la alimentación, la salud y el comportamiento de tu perro. +3400 familias felices. Ingredientes de origen español. Entregas a Península entre 24h a 48h laborables. 1 compra = 1 comida donada, Ya hemos donado más de 30 000kg de comida a más de 17 asociaciones españolas. Barkyn vets become part of your family. In addition to a nutritional review, they clarify any questions about your dog's diet, health and behavior. Barkyn has more than 3400 happy families and use ingredients of Spanish origin. Barkyn delivers to the Peninsula between 24h to 48h business hours. With every 1 purchase = 1 donated food. We have already donated more than 30,000kg of food to more than 17 Spanish associations.
Canine Weekly – your trusted online resource for information about big dog breeds! Here, you’ll find everything you need to navigate the challenges and joys of large dog ownership. We cover every facet of pet care imaginable, including breed profiles, dog food, grooming, product reviews, and training. Aand we always do so while specifically focusing on large dog breeds. And by “large” we mean dogs that are at least 50 pounds. We hope that small-dog owners still find our content helpful, but we want to be perfectly clear: We are big-dog people! You’ll only find accurate, relevant and thorough pet-care information here at Canine Weekly. Every article we publish is written or reviewed by a dog owner or an experienced pet-care professional. In addition to dog owners, our articles are written by a community of professional groomers, trainers, veterinarians, kennels staff and retail pet employees. All of our content is reviewed by our senior content editor prior to publication. This helps to ensure all of the information provided is accurate and focuses on the specific needs of large dogs. We don’t ask you to take our word for it and we help you dig deeper. You’ll find that many of the facts contained in our articles are linked to credible universities or veterinary resources, which allows you to verify them yourself and research the subject more thoroughly if you like. We hope that by implementing these three key principles, we can better serve our readers and provide a trusted resource for all of your large-dog needs and questions.
Care Animal Hospital, founded in 1987 by Dr. Richard Kane, is Hillsborough County’s largest full service mixed animal veterinary facility. Their Brandon (FL) animal hospital provides a comprehensive range of veterinary services for large and small animals of all species all over the Tampa Bay Area. From dogs and cats, to birds, reptiles, large and small exotics, pocket pets, horses, goats, pigs, zoo animals and everything in between, they will treat them all. Care Animal Hospital offers much more than dog vaccinations or cat vaccinations. They are advocates for overall animal health. Their highly trained staff of veterinarians and technicians enjoy the challenge of difficult or unusual cases. The Care Animal Hospital is a leader in assessing and diagnosing a problem, illness or disease. Once diagnosed, they make a determination as to whether your animal would be best treated on-site at their facility or referred to a specialist.
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
Hey there! My name is Jill and I am the girl behind CharityPaws. CharityPaws is a digital magazine and community focused on helping the animal welfare community by providing tools and resources for shelters/rescues to raise money, improve marketing and inspire change. I also focus on helping animal lovers by providing pet industry news, products and creative ways they can help their local shelters and rescues. I have been a passionate advocate for many years and thought having an outlet like this would be useful to the animal welfare community and allows me to give back! I have volunteered at rescues, as a NJ pet photographer I have spent countless hours photographing pets for adoption and fundraisers and am an active member of several animal communities. I am the mom of Cleo, a rescued American PitBull Terrier and Snoopycat – whom is also a rescue! I also was a proud mom to (2) pittie sisters Ginger and Riley who passed, but forever live on in my heart.Hey there! My name is Jill and I am the girl behind CharityPaws. My ultimate goal is to give back, whether via donations – free downloads or with great resources to help animal welfare organizations succeed. I have a huge desire to help bring awareness to important issues and inspire others to get involved to make change so the world can be a better place for animals!
Rome wasn't built in a day. I’m of a very friendly nature and love to be with people who aren’t selfish. I am ambitious and will do anything to achieve my aim - "The Universe applauds action not thought" I’m of a very adventurous nature and love to find good in everything I see. There are many things that make us depressed or upset, but that doesn’t mean that we stop living. You dust yourself off, honor the difficult times for the lesson it taught you, and walk away stronger and wiser. Independence and confidence were key in my life from a young age with venturing to the UK straight after school, and eventually ending up in Cape Town as my dream destination to live a happy balanced life where beautiful sunsets are part of your everyday life, and reminds you that dreams do come true. My professional life started as a labourer painting parks in the dire UK winter weather to Insurance consultant for a huge corporate company. Getting to know me over time it became clear that I adapt quickly and take pride in everything I do as I strive to leave everything and everyone better than you found them. Covid19 and the drastic changes that came with it has been the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. With a system that failed us all in so many ways, living a financially stable life is nearly impossible but forced me to get grounded with nature and realize that the best things in life are truly free. My senses for nature, animals, and my overall humility enhanced drastically. We are all just reminded once again that nothing ever goes as planned and that losing everything including your mind might be necessary to make you realize what a strong, resilient, and galactic species we truly are. Realizing this, I am now more than ever ready to spread love and kindness whilst challenging myself with new adventures that push me out of my comfort zone. There is no other time than the present that truly matters. And in this moment I am excited to change my reality and the lives of those around me.
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.
A finales del 2015 nos unimos cuatro amantes de los animales y las nuevas tecnologías, para encontrar la forma de fusionar estas dos pasiones. Nuestra finalidad era sencilla, crear productos innovadores que ayudaran a las mascotas y sus humanos. Tras darnos cuenta del potencial que los productos wearables podían tener en el sector mascota, comenzamos a realizar un estudio de mercado para saber qué cosas les preocupaban a otros propietarios de perro y con qué problemas se habían encontrado. Los resultados de este estudio marcaron nuestra línea de desarrollo. Gracias a todos los propietarios de perro que participaron en él, aprendimos mucho, sobre todo a escuchar. A mediados de 2016 nació Dinbeat. Como amantes de los animales hemos compartido nuestras vidas con todo tipo de mascotas. Conocemos y entendemos los problemas a los que muchos propietarios se enfrentan, algunos de los cuales tienen aún difícil solución. Es aquí donde centramos nuestros esfuerzos. En estos momentos estamos trabajando en el desarrollo de un wearable para perros que servirá para monitorizarlos a nivel de salud, actividad y ladrido. At the end of 2015, four lovers of animals and new technologies came together to find a way to merge these two passions. Our goal was simple, to create innovative products that would help pets and their humans. After realizing the potential that wearable products could have in the pet sector, we began to carry out a market study to find out what things other dog owners were concerned about and what problems they had encountered. The results of this study marked our line of development. Thanks to all the dog owners who participated in it, we learned a lot, especially to listen. In mid-2016 Dinbeat was born. As animal lovers we have shared our lives with all kinds of pets. We know and understand the problems that many homeowners face, some of which are still difficult to solve. This is where we focus our efforts. We are currently working on the development of a wearable for dogs that will be used to monitor their health, activity and barking.
Dog Is My CoPilot is a 501(c)3 that transports at-risk animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic regions where loving families are waiting. Peter E. Rork, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and lifelong pilot, co-founded the organization in 2012 with the goal of saving as many animal lives as possible. We work collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and individuals in fifteen western states to coordinate transports. We provide our air services at no cost to the shelters and adoption centers with whom we partner. Since our inception, we have helped save the lives of over 16,500 dogs and cats with our transport flights. Every year in the US, approximately 733,000 shelter pets are euthanized because there is no room for them in municipal shelters. We are working to reduce euthanasia rates by transporting animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other communities where loving homes are waiting to adopt the animals. We fly as many animals as possible in a single flight to maximize efficiency and do not charge partner organizations for our transport services. As opposed to long-distance ground transportation or the red tape of commercial flights, transporting animals by plane is efficient and affordable — just $100 per animal, per flight. Since its founding, we have grown from saving a few hundred lives a year to more than 5,000 annually. Our success is due supporters like you and our dedicated team of shelters, adoption centers, and volunteers. Throughout the year, Dog Is My CoPilot flies animals to safety from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other parts of our country. We fly from overcrowded shelters, primarily in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to destination animal adoption organizations located primarily in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
At Doggie Designer our mission is to create a better world for dogs and their owners. We do this by bringing you the very best dog-care resources so that you can better care for your four-legged friends. Doggie Designer enlisted a pair of practicing veterinarians, Dr. Joanna Woodnutt and Dr. Beth Arnold, to handle your most pressing health-related issues in Ask a Vet. They will personally review your question and provide you with their expert opinion in as much detail as possible. We provide a complete index of all the wonderful dog breeds and mixes that we cover on this website. So much work has gone into compiling this definitive list of dog breeds over the years so we really hope that you find our special reports on each dog breed useful. We give Dog Food and Nutrition advice as deciding what you can and cannot feed your four legged friend is a crucial decision that you make every single day. Not everyone has the time to take their dogs to a local training class to teach them basic commands or obedience. It’s 2020, and everything is online now, including dog training websites and courses you can take in order to train your dog — all from the comfort of your own home, on your own time. We have put together a list of the top 20 dog training sites and courses this year, so you can maximize your time and energy into a program that really works.