AFRICA Weeks for the Animals
July 30th - August 14, 2016
July 30th--August 14th (Ongoing)
Animal World USA International
Children's Book Donations to African Schools & Faith Based Orgs/NGO's
Animal World USA International is connecting with African schools and will be donating children's books to their schools/libraries. We are also connecting with churches. We are sending animal books, educational books and Bibles.
The recipient this year is RED CROSS WAR MEMORIAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ---through Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Klipfontein Road Rondebosch, 7700 Cnr of Klipfontein and Milner Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa.
Animal World USA International is also working with national book publishing houses for books to be donated to African youth and educators! If you would like to be part of this drive, please contact us. Info on 'Contact Us' page. Thank you! http://www.animalworldusa.org/
Saturday, July 30th 2:00 pm til
Cecil 2016 Rally
Washington Memorial National Mall Washington, DC
Although the main topic is on anti-trophy hunting and anti-poaching due to Cecil’s death. The rally includes being a voice for the entire animal kingdom! Join us in unison to stand up and speak out! Stop canned hunting! Ban ivory trade and animal trafficking! Prevent animal abuse! https://www.facebook.com/Cecil2016/
World Ranger Day --Sunday, July 31st All day
The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa
World Ranger Day!
PO Box 84420
Greenside 2034 Gauteng South Africa
The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa is a longstanding and well established defined community of practice. The GRAA provides support, networks and representation for game rangers across Africa.
World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. Learn how to help the rangers in their courageous battle to protect Africa's animals! Visit official Int'l Ranger Federation website
The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa commits itself to the protection, conservation and, where possible, restoration of Africa`s biodiversity and the continued existence of its wilderness for the benefit of present and future generations. l email@example.com Mobile +27 82 570 7597
The GRAA believes that game rangers should operate with pride, and with passion for their profession whilst promoting best management practices in ensuring the conservation of our natural heritage. Learn much more and how to help the courageous rangers who are putting their lives on the line everyday.
Sunday, July 31st 9:00 am til
Pirates Sports Club
25 Braeside Rd, Greenside, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa
Join us! Join us at the brand new monthly vegan market. Great foods and a diverse range of talented artisans and super fun stalls.
Ongoing Africa Programs
Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)
*Expansion of the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center...Creating a larger, more natural setting for JGI’s sanctuary chimpanzees.
The Jane Goodall Institute-USA Headquarters
1595 Spring Hill Rd Suite 550 Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 682-9220
The Institute is committed to expanding its facilities to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of the animals under its care, as well as the safety of JGI’s dedicated staff.
With the cooperation and assistance of the Congolese government and other partners, JGI will relocate 60 of the largest and strongest chimpanzees from the existing TCRC site to Tchindzoulou Island, one of the three islands in the Kouilou River. Learn how to support JGI and the many life-saving, community building programs benefitting Africa's animals pioneered by Dr. Jane Goodall! http://www.janegoodall.org/programs/africa-programs Sunday, July 31st early am
Prudential Ride London-Surrey
for TUSK Benefiting African Partner Projects
Queen Elizabeth Park London E20 2ST United Kingdom +44 800 072 2110
Now in its 4th year, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is becoming one of the most prestigious cycling events in the UK. It's the London Marathon of bike rides!
25,000+ riders are expected to participate in the 100-mile event on Sunday 2nd August! The route begins at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and heads out through London to the testing hills of Surrey's beautiful countryside before coming back to the capital and a spectacular finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
86,000 people entered the Prudential RideLondon ballot and only about one in four people gained a place. Tusk has a limited number of charity places and you have the chance to secure yours now! Join us and help raise valuable funds for our partner projects in Africa. We ask each cyclist to raise a minimum of £750 and the race must be completed in 8.5 hours. Our entry fee is now reduced to £20. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 31st 10:00 am-6:00 pm
South African Guide Dogs at Market Day Gauteng
NASREC Expo Centre Gauteng Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
+27 11 494 1920
The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind was founded in 1953 by Gladys Evans and a temporary training centre was rented at No 1, Glamorgan Road, Parkwood. after she returned from England with her famous guide dog, Sheena. http://www.guidedog.org.za/ This 11 acre property today boasts all the facilities required to train both guide dogs and their blind owners. Read all about the organization and how to apply for a guide dog. Visit http://www.guidedog.org.za/history/
Sunday, August 31st 4:30 pm til
National Youth Development Agency
Ambassadors for 'My Hands and Heart'
Cape Town, South Africa
Do you have the inspiration and motivation to be more than just a volunteer? We are looking for young leaders who are passionate about change, learning new skills and advocating for youth development. An Ambassador is a tech savvy certified member of My Hands and Heart.
Ambassadors are activists who take the initiative in creating working relationships with various NPOs, helping them use my hands and heart to full effect in their organisations and communities, while capturing the good intentions of people within their reach. We are looking for Ambassadors in Cape Town to get involved in their communities and make things happen. To start the process of becoming an Ambassador: Copy and Paste this link into your browser and fill in the form so we can get back to you: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bSAK1BL1LBMXIKE2t8u-sUa-QDiL819YMLSXwsXYTeg/viewform
Skills Needed : Leadership skills, communication skills, computer literacy
Skills Learnt : Information and Communication skills, Social Media Marketing, Connecting with partners and stakeholders, Online systems management
Volunteers Needed : 20 Stipend : R0 - R50 (basic food/transport)
Monday, August 1st All day
Zambia Farmers’ Day
Agricultural Society Showgrounds
(Near to Sunset Stadium)
Thabo Mbeki Rd,Lusaka Zambia SE Africa
In August, the people across Zambia celebrate Farmers’ Day. The celebration is marked by a National Agricultural show where the expansive showgrounds in Lusaka, Zambia, come alive with farmers, politicians, and ordinary citizens and their families.
There are games and exhibits and carnival rides for children, agricultural demonstrations and awards, performances, food, and more! Zambians are very dependent on farming, with many people using it as their profession. We wish a happy farmers’ day to the people there!
Farmers Day celebrates the country of Zambia's agricultural sector, praises their efforts in providing crops to feed the country, and gives them a day to relax from their labors. Governmental officials normally give speeches outlining the advances in the harvest of crops, particularly maize. But average citizens enjoy a variety of sporting events that are held on the Farmers Day weekend. In Zambia there is a Closed Tennis Championship on Farmers Day. Other events include soccer championships. http://www.holiday-times.com/public-holidays-zambia/
CONTACTS : Embassy of the Republic of Zambia 2419 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. It is the first and still the only country in Africa that manufactures mobile phones. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt to the northwest.
25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
Monday, August 1st 12 noon- 4:00 pm
Mozambique Animal Protection (MAPS) Society
MAPS Bake Sale
Beluluane Industrial Park – Lot 1 Boane District- Maputo, Mozambique 258 823014248
Support us please. Buy some baked goodies and help our animals. Also visit our kennels. Stressed out? Come and join us at the kennels tomorrow afternoon for some free puppy therapy. These little guys will make sure you leave relaxed and stress free.
The M.A.P.S. Mission is to stamp out cruelty to animals through intervention, education and legislation. Intervention: When you see an animal being abused to be able to step in and stop that abuse.
Education: 90% of cruelty is through ignorance, only 10% is with malicious intent.
Legislation: To have the necessary legislation behind us to enable us to remove an abused animal and in severe cases to be able to prosecute the offended.
Stop Rhino Poaching
We actively pursue this mission in the following ways:
· By seeking out, identifying, initiating and coordinating supportive projects for the safety of larger rhino populations.
· By supporting, wherever possible, existing rhino protection projects which fulfil our necessary qualifying criteria.
· By drawing on the input and guidance of respected rhino specialists and colleagues, while at all times working within the guidelines of the National Needs Analysis.
· By pursuing opportunities, encouraging like-minded sponsoring partnerships & broadening our areas of impact for the greater good of South Africa’s rhinos.
Schools for Rhinos-We also have a range of rhino related things we sell, that we think are pretty cool. Rhino bands, rhino candles, paracord bands, buffs…. These are all available for schools to buy off our Home Page to show your support.
Tuesday, August 2nd 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
KSPCA Kenya Books for Sale to Help the Animals
KPSCA P.O. Box 24203 -00502, Nairobi Kenya
The Kenya Society for Protection and care of Animals (KSPCA) is the only charitable animal welfare organization that for the most part works with domestic animals. Hours of operation: Mon – Fri 0900hrs -1700hrs, Sat 0900hrs -1300hrs, Sunday and public holiday closed. See and support the wonderful work they do! http://www.kspca-kenya.org/about-us/what-we-do/
We have plenty of books ranging from novels to inspirational to educative books for sale at our shelter. Price is from 100/- upwards. Come on in and grab yourself a copy or two! It will really help the animals and provide education & enjoyment.
Tuesday, August 2nd See hours ongoing
Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA)
14 John Street London, England WC1N 2EB
SPANA is a charity working in some of the world's poorest countries, improving the lives of working animals and people who are dependent on them.
SPANA is a voluntary British organisation with the objective and purpose of providing veterinary care to working animals in communities around the world.
There are many ways to help this wonderful organization! Every gift you buy with Happy Hooves helps SPANA alleviate the suffering of working animals. And with so much to choose from, you're bound to find perfect presents for all your family and friends. http://www.spana.org/Pages/Category/get-involved
Wednesday, August 3rd Book 1/2 day
AfriOceans Conservation Alliance-Kelp Forest Classroom
Conservation Alliance PO BOX 22436 Fish Hoek, 7975 South Africa
AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) was founded in 2003. It is a registered non-profit organisation, governed by a highly respected board of directors, an advisory board, as well as project specific consultants.
Swim like a Shark takes place every Wednesday Afternoon from 3.00pm to 4.30pm at the AfriOceans Adventure Centre, Seaforth, next to Boulders. AfriOceans teaches 10 young Simonstown School learners how to snorkel whilst educating them about the importance of our sharks, penguins & the oceans.
AOCA is well known for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects and education and awareness initiatives, and its role in being prepared to speak out for those who cannot. We have achieved considerable success during a very short space of time and considered leaders of shark conservation in South Africa. Email: email@example.com Telephone: + 27 (0) 21 782 7590 http://www.aoca.org.za/
Thursday, August 4th 6:00 pm - 6.30 pm
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
PO Box 29, McGregor, 6708 Western Cape, South Africa
The mission of Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in the Western Cape, South Africa, is to provide care for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys and to create a culture of respect for all living creatures. For details & RSVP please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The establishment of the sanctuary has led to the creation of jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers in a region with high unemployment.
The Sanctuary is however more than a place of refuge for abused, abandoned, aged and neglected donkeys. A key focus has been an educational component (mainly funded by The Donkey Sanctuary in the United Kingdom) which has a three-fold approach: Classroom projects, Field Trips, Outings and more.
But primarily the Donkey Sanctuary provides an immediate and humane response to the needs of gentle and patient creatures that are all too often maltreated and made to endure truly horrific circumstances. http://www.donkeysanctuary.co.za/
TENDUA Dugong project in Egypt
Egypt has experienced a considerable development in tourism over the past thirty years, in particular, the coastal region of Hurghada. If this development in tourism has generated positive economic outcomes in the short and medium-terms by creating jobs and new activities, the consequences on the fauna and the flora have been (are) harmful. Dolphins and sharks are well known by the public but the dugong is a rather retiring animal. It is however a key indicator of the state of its environment: in the swallow waters along the Red Sea coast. There is a clear urgency because the population of dugongs is declining. Visit http://www.tendua.org/spip.php?article45
Lusaka Animal Welfare Society
“Spay is the Way” Campaigns
Lusaka Animal Welfare Society Lusaka, Zambia
Spay Is The Way (SITW) was set up in the States to encourage people in 3rd world countries to sterilize their cats and dogs. SITW donates money to LAWS on a quarterly basis and LAWS needs to raise the same amount via fundraising and donations.
Once the funds are raised this money is used to sterilize dogs & cats in the compounds around Lusaka for animal owners who can not afford to have their animals sterilized. You can help funding this very important project . To find out more and how to contact us, visit www.lawszm.org
Lilongwe SPCA (Society for
the Protection and Care of Animals)
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre 18 Acacia Road Area 9 (Opposite Civo Stadium) Private Bag 151 Lilongwe Malawi
Pet Export Facilitation
If you are leaving Malawi and want to take your pet with you, or are moving to Malawi and want to bring your animals over, we can help! We are experienced in all aspects of pet import and export from blood tests to paperwork and transport and have a good partnership with the veterinary department to ensure all goes smoothly. Please contact us as soon as you know you are moving and we will make sure your pet joins you safely in your new home. We can help with animals traveling to the European Union, (including England), United States, SADC, United Arab Emirates etc. Please email us on email@example.com for advice. MUCH More info about the LSPCA can be found at: http://www.lilongwespca.org/
Friday, August 5th All Day-Book Time
Be a Cart Horse ANGEL & Volunteer
Cart Horse Protection Association
92 Bofors Cir Epping Industria 2 Cape Town, 7475, South Africa
In 1995 Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA) was established, providing vital services and education to the cart horse owners from two rusty shipping containers in an attempt to address the appalling conditions in which these working horses lived and worked. Learn more Visit http://carthorse.org.za/
Today, the Cart Horse Protection Association Clinic and Training Centre, located in Epping, boasts a farrier agency, harness shop, treatment stalls and paddocks, cart repair workshop, education and training room, administrative offices and a feed storage barn and provides services to over 400 working cart horses and their owners. REPORT ABUSE TO 082 6 599 599.
The Centre provides:
A place of safety for working cart horses whose owners and drivers continue to abuse and neglect them, despite our efforts at education and the services offered at the static clinics
Accommodation for sick and injured horses requiring palliative care
A safe haven for working cart horses needing rest and rehabilitation
Maternity care for foaling mares.
Our Adoption Programme is managed from the R&R Centre and we have horses needing loving and responsible homes. Visitors and Volunteers are welcome – Please contact our R&R manager to schedule volunteer times on 082 6 566 599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Directions can be found on our Contact Us page. Open all weeklong. http://carthorse.org.za/
Help The Seals of Namibia
Namibia outh Africa
Why is Namibia seal hunt considered the cruelest?
Visit our website to learn more.
"The Seals of Nam" is a global initiative that had its humble beginnings in mid 2010. Founded by well known South African animal rights campaigner, Pat Dickens, "The Seals of Nam" aims to unite interested parties to bring the stench of the Namibian seal massacre to the nostrils of an indignant world. http://www.thesealsofnam.org/
We will continue to fight for an end of the Namibian hunt. We believe it to be unsustainable, illegal, immoral, uneconomical and a violation of human rights as well as basic animal welfare standards.
We encourage other organizations to join us in our initiative, to set aside any differences and to put up a united front against the atrocities that are perpetuated on the Cape Fur Seals. If you are an official representative and would like to involve YOUR organization, please do so by sending us an E-mail email@example.com
Saturday, August 6th & Ongoing 11:00 am-12 noon Mudbath Hour
David Sheldrick Community Outreach
~You can Help!~
Nairobi Nursery Education Visits Daily
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi, Kenya
In addition to hosting local and international visitors at the Nairobi Nursery during the elephant orphans’ 11am to 12noon daily mudbath hour, the Trust also hosts local school children, who travel from all corners of the country in huge numbers just to see the little elephants enjoying their noon milk feed, and weather permitting, a cooling mudbath. is program has become so popular that the Trust has had to restrict numbers to 200 children per day.
For over a decade the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Community Outreach Programs have been vital in building sustainable relationships with the local communities bordering Kenya’s National Parks and wildlife protected areas.
These successful programs strive to improve living conditions and educational standards, encouraging communities and the next generation to protect their wildlife and environment. See their amazing programs that are teching communities about wildlife and conservation. There are many ways to help!
Ongoing All Day
African Tales 'Save Our Street Dogs'
Zambia South Africa
SMS the word WAG to 40770 at the cost of R20 to help save our street dogs! (RSA ONLY)
Support us and win with Regal. It is easy a click, a few minutes of your time and it doesn't cost a thing--- whats more they will give African tails R1 for every entry. https://www.facebook.com/AfricanTails
There are some great prizes! Click on the following link and enter
To date, we have performed/funded numerous mass sterilisation campaigns, carried out by the Animal Rescue Organisation. Through these campaigns, we have successfully sterilised over 1000 dogs, and counting. We’d like to thank Dr Yvonne Robson from Sunnydale Animal Hospital, Dr Reena Cotton from Citi Vet, Dr Duncan Siegfried and Dr Susan Van Niekerk, the Animal Rescue Organisation and African Tails’ generous donors and selfless volunteers.
Donate on website.See calendar information. Please always submit proof of payment along with contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can give you a tail-wagging thanks.
Saturday, August 6th early am
Save the Rhino International @ London Triathlon
Save the Rhino International
Unit 5, Coach House Mews 217 Long Lane London SE1 4PR
The London Triathlon is the world’s largest triathlon and London’s only major triathlon in 2016. This year the London Triathlon will take place on 6-7th August.
Attracting over 13,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic event has become a must-do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from it doesn't matter whether you've never done a triathlon before or are an Olympic champion - we've had them all!
Getting involved is easy, simply click on the 'Register to run' button at the top of this page and you will be directed to an email. Let us know you're interested and we will send you a form to fill in.
Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. By funding field projects and through education, our goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas.
Aims To increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild To enhance the integrity of ecosystems To ensure that local communities benefit from conservation activities. https://www.savetherhino.org/
Saturday, August 6th 8:30 am -5:00 pm
Monte Casino Bird Park
Monte Carlo Bird Park
1 Monte Casino Blvd FourWays Johannesburg, South Africa
For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens. Here, you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.
In our walk-through Aviary, you'll find over 60 species of birds including Scarlet Ibises, and Nicobar pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth. http://www.montecasino.co.za/
African Conservation Foundation
Protect Cameroon Sea Turtles & Cross River Gorillas
African Conservation Foundation
P.O. Box 189 South West Province, Cameroon
Help local communities in Cameroon protect their chimpanzees and help Cross River Gorillas. Only about 5,000 Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes vellerosus) are found in Cameroon and Nigeria, most of them in unprotected areas.
Help conserve and recover populations of the Atlantic sea turtle species that nest on the beaches of South West Cameroon. This project is situated in the coastal areas of South West Cameroon, specifically in the Fako and Ndian Divisions. http://www.africanconservation.org/
Sunday, August 7th 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Jozi Real Food Vegan Market Launching!
Jozi Real Food Market
Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Rd, Greenside, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa
Jozi Real Food Market is launching the brand new, once a month, Vegan market on Sunday 7th of August! Join us for a feast of vegan foods, arts, crafts and entertainment !
Stalls are still available if you are interested, please contact one of the hosts or email us direct email@example.com This market will take place the first Sunday of every month!
Our launch incorporates Woman's Day, so join us as we celebrate women and a less cruel way forward for everyone. Visit
Born Free Kenya -Saving Wildlife
Kenya’s wildlife is unfortunately under serious pressure from poaching, habitat loss and encroachment. The Born Free Kenya team, based in Nairobi, oversee a number of important projects aimed at conserving habitats, protecting wildlife and working with the communities that live beside wildlife areas.
Lilongwe Society for Protection of Animals
Spay and Neuter Clinics
Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals
Private Bag 151 Lilongwe Malawi
In an effort to address the stray dog problem, which has resulted in a large increase in both the incidence of rabies as well as animal abuse in dogs around Lilongwe, the LSPCA has established a spay and neuter clinic in peri urban communities around Lilongwe. The clinics were initially launched in March 2009.All animals are required to come with their vaccination certificates for proof of rabies vaccination, any dog that does not come with a vaccination certificate, is vaccinated and issued with one. In addition to the certificates, they are also marked with collars. These collars serve to identify which dogs have been vaccinated & help to protect them from government dog control shooting by differentiating them from stray dogs.
These clinics are run by Dr Richard Ssuna and/or Dr Catherine Wood depending on availability.Thank you to Dr Richard Ssuna and his group for their exceptional compassion, leadership & spirit. Love to all. Learn how to help this wonderful organization. Website is http://www.lilongwespca.org/
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation
Giraffe Conservation Foundation
26 Grasmere Road Purley Surrey CR8 1DU England
-Promote the importance and profile of giraffe conservation on the international stage.
-Secure viable, and protect existing, habitat for giraffe and other wildlife.
-Support dedicated and innovative research to better understand giraffe ecology, conservation and management.
-Establish the current status of all giraffe populations and (sub)species to support and inform their conservation and management.
-Identify key threats to giraffe and innovative ways to mitigate these.
-Develop a world class network of individuals and organisations dedicated to securing the future of giraffe. And much more!
Amazing Giraffe Facts & Photos
Sunday, August 7th All Day
International Vegetarian Union
122 Vegan Sub-Saharan African Recipes Contributed by Vegetarians & Vegans from Around the World!
Painted Dog Conservation
Opposite Hwange National Park Airport Zimbabwe, Africa
Vision- Create a Conservation Model that will make a lasting contribution to the future of Painted Dogs and the lives of the local people.
Mission- To protect and increase the range and numbers of Painted Dogs, (Lycaon pictus) in Zimbabwe. PDC currently employs 55 local people in the following programme areas. Anti Poaching Units, Rehabilitation Facility, Conservation Education, Community Development / Outreach.
Children's Bush Camp Since the program began, nearly 4,000 children's lives have been touched, and parents are saying that their children are teaching them about what they learned at the Bush Camp, saying, "We are realizing the importance of conserving". Learn more http://www.painteddog.org/
Silver Stream Office Park
1st Floor, Main Building 10 Muswell Road Bryanston 2191 Johannesburg, SA
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures.
ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.
Cofounded by Bono, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency so governments are accountable to their citizens. Website is http://www.one.org/
Sunday, August 7th All day
Pets as Therapy South Africa
Pets As Therapy
39 Innesfree Way Constantia Western Cape, South Africa 7806
PAT organises therapeutic visits by pet owners who volunteer to take their pets (mainly dogs) to visit people in hospitals, hospices, retirement homes, frail care facilities, special needs schools residential centres, and a variety of other venues. PAT visits bring company, support, comfort, pleasure, stress relief and stimulation to those living permanently or temporarily in the establishments.
The R.E.A.D programme has been launched and PAT is very proud to be involved. Visit website to see how to become involved or give support. REGIONAL OFFICES -Polokwane -East London -Stellenbosch/Helderberg -Gauteng -Hermanus -Port Elizabeth
We are committed to enriching the lives of people who are residents or patients at a variety of organisations and facilities in and around the Western Cape and further afield. We achieve this through friendly, regular and controlled visits by accredited volunteers and their animal companions. Become involved. http://www.pat.org.za/
Monday, August 8th All Day
Tanzania Animal Welfare Society
'Teaching compassion and finding sustainable solutions – colloquium gives hope to the donkeys of Tanzania'
Tanzania Animal Welfare Society
P.O Box 10268 Dar E Salaam Tanzania
Morogoro is a city with an urban population of 206,868 (2002 census) in the southern highlands of Tanzania, 190 km west of Dar es Salaam. It is the capital of the Morogoro Region. In Tanzania, animal welfare is at a grassroots stage.
Facilitating behaviour change to improve livelihoods was explained through the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Approach. This is a way of making sure people understood the hazards they were posing for themselves. It is very similar to our working donkeys situation in the rural areas where donkeys are abused, overworked and have no access to veterinary care. We will try to show that donkeys feel pain and get tired, like people, so if they are living with wounds and abuse, it means they do very little work to support peoples’ livelihood. If working donkeys are cared for and people have compassion, then it’s possible the donkeys will be stronger and work efficiently to help people to earn a better living.
Training animal health workers is very much needed, and we will opt for this so working donkeys can have access to, at least, some veterinary care.The Community-Based Harness Development Initiative for pack donkeys, again presented by people from Ethiopia, is a most welcome solution for our situation in Tanzania. Wounds stemming from poor or no harnesses have been a major problem for 98% of working donkeys in Tanzania. The use of locally available materials for harnessing will help us fight severe wounds, which is a big issue for the large population of working donkeys in the central part of the country.
Monday, August 8th thru week
AU-IBAR Kenindia Business Park Museum Hill
Westlands Road P.O. Box 3078600100 Nairobi Kenya
The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) provides leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa. By supporting and empowering the African Union (AU) Member States and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), AU-IBAR's vision is of an Africa free from hunger and poverty in which animal resources make significant contributions within the global arena.
Founded in 1951 to study the epidemiological situation and fight rinderpest in Africa, AU-IBAR's mandate covers all aspects of animal resources, including farm animals, fisheries and wildlife, across the entire African continent. AU-IBAR was founded on an important principle that guides everything we do, i.e. the principle of subsidiarity; animal resources-related activities should be undertaken at the most local level possible, with AU-IBAR assuming responsibility for those areas that national and regional bodies are unable to address, or for which AU-IBAR enjoys a clear comparative and strategic advantage. Tel: +254 (20) 3674 000 (Operator) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.au-ibar.org
Tuesday, August 9th 7:00 am ongoing until finish
Elephant Ignite Expedition
Starting in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
The Elephant Ignite Expedition departs on Women’s Day on 9 August 2016 and plans to traverse 10,000km through 10 African countries, starting in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and ending in Kenya.
For the first time ever, an intrepid group of women explorers has decided to turn the global spotlight on the plight of elephants and the people who protect them, and they will do this by embarking on an epic expedition across Africa.
The expedition will be filmed for a web series for the award-winning Earth Touch website. The series will document not only the journey, but tell the stories of the various organisations and people who are truly making a difference in the world of elephant conservation. http://www.elephantignite.co.za/
Tuesday, August 9th All Day
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
2016 Theme: Indigenous Peoples' Right to Education
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was first pronounced by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).
People from different nations are encouraged to participate in observing the day to spread the UN’s message on indigenous peoples. Activities may include educational forums and classroom activities to gain an appreciation and a better understanding of indigenous peoples. Events inc messages from the UN secretary general and other key leaders, performances by indigenous artists, panel discussions on reconciliation.
In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.”
UN Sponsor: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Tuesday, August 9th (to Saturday, August 13, 2016) 9:00 am- -5:00 pm
National Conference - African American Librarians
Grand Hyatt Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia USA
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Tuesday, August 9th All Day
South Africa Women's Day
(Public Holiday) Across South Africa
Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that pays homage to the women of our nation; - the mothers, the wives, the sisters and the daughters who fought tirelessly against the tyranny of the Apartheid government.
Inaugurated in 1994, along with a free, democratic South Africa, the public holiday commemorates a 1956 protest lead by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. To rise up against the legislation that required black South Africans to carry the "pass" (special identification documents which infringed on their freedom of movement during the Apartheid era), approximately 20 000 women from all over the country took to the streets of Pretoria – many carrying the children of their white bosses on their backs – to stage a peaceful march to the Union Buildings.
August and Ongoing
Art of Conservation, Inc.
Art of Conservation, Inc. B.P. 4, District Musanze Province du Nord, Rwanda Eastern-central Africa
*Thanks to Julie Ghrist, such a beautiful soul and founder of Art of Conservation and all the young ones for all they do. Learn more about Art of Conservation on their website. Please help them continue their work. www.art-of-conservation.com
The Republic of Rwanda known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is a landlocked country located in the Great Lakes region of eastern-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. Although close to the equator, the country has a cool temperate climate due to its high elevation. The terrain consists mostly of grassy uplands and gently rolling hills. Abundant wildlife, including rare mountain gorillas!
Wednesday, August 10th All Day
3rd Annual World Lion Day
Locations of events in Africa are on map on their website-
An independent campaign working to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide.
"Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves"
In celebration of the world's most iconic species and the King of all Beasts - The Lion.
World Lion Day is the first annual campaign to raise much needed conservation awareness for the 'Vulnerable' African lion and 'Endangered' Asiatic lion.
The lion is an enduring symbol across the nations and has fascinated man throughout the millennia. To lose such a species would be to lose a significant part of our global heritage.
Join us in saving this magnificent species and unite those across the world in recognising their importance to us culturally, symbolically, economically and biologically. 'Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves' Visit
17 Stunning Images of the King of the Jungle
African Lion Facts!
Thursday Aug 11th-Aug 14th 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
South African Vegan Society Earth Expo
Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Sandton, 2021 Johannesburg S Africa
Earth Expo brings you a journey through your day in a realistic environment, a feast of sustainable brands to help you #MakeBetterChoices. Join us on our journey to demystify Green Living and provide you with the tools and knowledge to make necessary changes from the smallest change in thinking to have the biggest positive impact on our future for generations to come.
Wake up refreshed, feast your eyes on our organic food and beverage, energy efficient equipment, waste management, sustainable cabinetry and furniture, cookware, accessories and yummy delights just to mention a few. For much more, visit http://www.earthexpo.co.za/
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Thursday, August 11th and Ongoing
The Big Fix 'Comfort Dog' Project
The Big FixPlot 297, Block 2, Koch Village Koro Subcounty, Gulu District UGANDA
Northern Uganda is one of the most impoverished places on earth, where people are suffering not only from poverty but also from war trauma. The BIG FIX Uganda uses the powerful healing power of dog companionship to help war trauma survivors as part of a program of psycho-social rehabilitation.
Dogs in need of good homes are rehabilitated by our team, temperament tested and spayed/neutered. They then are placed with war trauma survivors selected to be part of The Comfort Dog Project. The guardians make a lifetime commitment to their dogs, live with and care for their dogs, and participate in a weekly training program. Upon graduation, the dog-guardian teams become project ambassadors - visiting villages and schools. The Comfort Dog Project provides therapeutic support to three groups: LRA former abductees, UPDF veterans, and war-affected community members. http://www.thebigfixuganda.org/the-comfort-dog-project.html
Friday, August 12th
United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day
Theme: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production
United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.
Many activities and events that take place around the world on International Youth Day promote the benefits that young people bring into the world. Many countries participate in this global event, which may include youth conferences on issues such as education and employment. Other activities include concerts promoting the world’s youth, as well as various sporting events, parades and mobile exhibitions that showcase young people’s achievements. http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/united-nations-observances/ The UN defines the worlds’ youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. Many of these young men and women live in developing countries and their numbers are expected to rise steeply. Visit website http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/
Friday, August 12th All day
3rd Annual World Elephant Day
~Focusing on African & Asian Ele's~
World Elephant Day was created so the world can learn about and act on solutions to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.
Poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, better management of their natural habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and when appropriate the reintroducing of captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.
*Watch the stunning movie on home page of their website. "Return to the Forest." World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection. On World Elephant Day August 12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike. Learn more http://worldelephantday.org/
Friday, August 12th -14th 11:30 am til Sunday
Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
Amahoro Stadium and Nyamata - KG 17 Avenue, Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
The Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally (RMGR) 2016 will be run over three days – Friday to Sunday with six sections. The type of road surface for each section will consist of both tarmac and gravel for Day 1 and Day 3. For Day 2 it will only consist of gravel.
Saturday, August 13th 10:00 am
Save the Rhino @ Mudnificent 7
Heart Park, Warwickshire
WHERE: HEART PARK, HEART OF ENGLAND CONFERENCE AND EVENTS CENTRE, MERIDEN ROAD, FILLONGLEY, NR COVENTRY, CV7 8DX
FIRST HEAT: 10AM
Returning on Saturday 13th August 2016 Mudnificent 7 will be in Warwickshire to bring you the best muddy event of the summer.
The Mudnificent 7 is the UK's Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) summer festival. Not only will you get to experience an obstacle course designed by 7 different race organisations, but you'll also get to visit the UK's biggest OCR expo at the same time. Check out the latest footwear, training techniques, nutrition info, plus much more, before tackling one of the most exciting events of the year.
Saturday, August 13th
Soweto Gospel Choir
The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in Soweto, South Africa, by David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, two choir directors. The more than 30-member ensemble blends elements of African gospel, Negro spirituals, reggae and American popular music. The group performed at the first of the 46664 concerts for Nelson Mandela and has since toured internationally several times.
Their albums Blessed and African Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
On 7 July 2007 they performed at the South African leg of Live Earth. Also in 2007, they joined Robert Plant in contributing to Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard Records), performing their version of Domino's "Valley of Tears".
At the 81st Academy Awards in 2009, the group backed John Legend with the Peter Gabriel/Thomas Newman song "Down to Earth", a song from WALL-E nominated for "Best Song" that year, having performed with Gabriel in the original version of the song.
The group performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw on 4 December 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. See tour dates
Remainder of August 2016
Prince Harry Mission To Help Save 500 Elephants Initiative
Prince Harry is to spend the rest of the summer working on a project transferring 500 tranquilised elephants hundreds of miles to save them from poachers in Africa.
He will join the “500 elephants” initiative in Malawi, one of the largest and most significant elephant relocations in conservation history. Learn much more
Sunday, August 14th 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Vegan buffet: Italian Extraveganza
Roastmasters Coffee Bar
13th Street Menlo Park 0081 Pretoria, South Africa
A warm and cozy, all you can eat, Italian vegan buffet and dessert.
*Bookings essential, space is limited. Please phone 073 151 4392 to reserve.
Sunday, August 14th 10:00 am- 3:30pm by appt only pls
Open daily except Tuesdays
Barking Mad Dogtown "Chip for Cheaper"
NPO 095-264 PBO 930032491 South Africa
Microchips for your dogs. See website for details! Visit
Mission To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Who we are--We are a team of qualified animal behaviorists and trainers, dedicated to helping misunderstood dogs, become the dogs we all know they can be. Phone 076 044 1979.
Blessed to Bless
~Working from Australia to help Zambia children~
Blessed to Bless Inc. PO Box 177 St Ives NSW 2075 Australia
Zambian Children: To help alleviate poverty in Zambia, primarily through quality, Christ-centred education. Vision Statement Our goal is to promote long-term self-sufficiency within the community, by raising capable Christian leaders. We aim to provide quality Christ-centred education for Zambian school children who would not normally be able to attend school. We also aim to provide emergency assistance for those in need, in order to achieve long-term goals. Please visit website to learn more. http://www.blessedtobless.com.au/_________________________
Vet Opportunities in Africa - SAVMA IVSA
Zambia Dog Rescue
Zambia South Africa
Animals posted on Rescue Me! are viewed by thousands every day and most find homes fast! See extensive website. Each week stray animals, animals at shelters, and animals from families forced to move suddenly are posted here. The vast majority are adopted in a very short time.
Do you have an animal emergency? Post your animal now. (You can even help by posting animals belonging to someone else, or those at a shelter.)
Animal Rescue Organisation of South Africa
* Eastern Cape. See our fantastic event coming in September on our website-all to support the animals!
Learn more about our education programme. The Programme looks at a number of issues such as:
~ Caring for animals needs and understanding the kind of needs their pets have
~ Fear of dogs and what to do if you are attacked
~ Sterilisation and the reasons why it is so important
~ Primary health care of animals at home
~ Careers with animals
~ Showing compassion and understanding towards animals
Primary Health includes deworming, vaccination and nutritional issues. Domestic animals need to be dewormed and vaccinated, and dogs need to be dipped against Mange. Deworming and dipping prevents the spread of disease to humans, particularly children within these communities. Anti-Rabies injections are also given to all dogs and cats. Please help the Animal Rescue Organization of South Africa. http://www.animalrescue.org.za/
Nothing But Nets-Fighting Malaria
~~Send a Net-Save a Life~~
United Nations Foundation/Nothing But Nets
PO Box 96539 Washington, DC 20090
Malaria kills. Nets save lives. Send a net. Save a life!
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides individuals – from CEOs to youth, professional athletes to faith leaders – the opportunity to join the global fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life. Email email@example.com Phone 202.887.9040 Website http://www.NothingButNets.net
African Wildlife Foundation
African Wildlife Foundation
Ngong Road, Karen P.O. Box 310, 00502 Nairobi, Kenya
For over 50 years, AWF has provided support for communities and governments to increase their ability to monitor wildlife, oversee protected areas, and a broad range of other critical conservation efforts. African Wildlife Foundation continues to work with the U.S. government on African wildlife and human livelihood issues. AWF has significantly ramped up its anti-poaching work in the last several years, including activities, such as:
Providing paramilitary training, uniforms, and surveillance and communications equipment, and motorized transport to hundreds of scouts and wildlife rangers in nearly a dozen African countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa;
Helping authorities coordinate anti-poaching efforts across national borders; Funding canine detection units to sniff out rhino horn and elephant ivory in airports and other transit hotspots in Kenya, with plans to expand efforts into Southern Africa;
Providing camera traps and other surveillance support for protected area authorities to monitor rhino populations; and Launching a celebrity-driven public awareness campaign in Asia to reduce consumer demand for rhino horn and elephant ivory. http://www.awf.org/
Four Paws campaign aims to Rescue
Animals from Cruel Zoo #2Sour2Ignore
PAWS South Africa
The Green Building Westlake Business Park 9B Bell Crescent Phone: +27 21 702 4277
For several months now, FOUR PAWS has been working to help tiger Laziz and 15 other animals suffering in Khan Younis Zoo in Gaza, known as the ‘worst zoo in the world’. After an extremely tough start to negotiations, the international animal welfare organisation can now finally see a way out for the animals affected. To put their rescue plan into action, FOUR PAWS is calling for people to take part in the ‘lemon challenge’. http://www.leadsa.co.za/articles/15492/four-paws-campaign-aims-to-rescue-animals-from-notorious-zoo
EHRA PO BOX 2146 Swakopmund, Namibia
Elephant Human Relations Aid enables volunteers to Africa to contribute to elephant conservation and our volunteer project aims to reduce conflict between elephants and humans.
Volunteer in Africa. Elephant Human Relations Aid enables volunteers to Africa to contribute to elephant conservation and our volunteer project aims to reduce conflict between elephants and humans. Learn how to help and volunteer in Africa. Visit website http://www.desertelephant.org/
Laurel A. Neme, PhD "How to Help Wildlife"
Author of ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS and ORANGUTAN HOUDINI; Contributor to National Geographic.
One of my goals in writing Animal Investigators was to make the public more aware about what they could do to help wildlife in their everyday life.
The following provides a list of common illegally-traded wildlife products to avoid. It is adapted from the US Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement’s Tips for Travelers.
It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. Before buying any wildlife product, consumers should consider: what the product is made of, where it came from, and what documentation is required. See website to see how you can help African wildlife. http://www.laurelneme.com/index.php/take-action
SOS Elephants Anti-Poaching
c/o Stephanie V. NDAMENA P.O. Box 66 33 N'Djamena, Chad Africa
Anti Poaching 1) Right now most of the anti-poaching teams in Chad are mainly soldiers from the State. These soldiers are doing an amazing job. However there are areas that are not protected and heavily populated by elephants. Our goal is to get rangers from local communities to protect these areas. We want to provide them with salaries, vehicles, phones, and any other equipment needed for the job.
SOS Elephants most notable efforts are to put an end to the
slaughter of Chad’s elephants. We have been working very closely with the Head of State himself Idriss Déby Itno , who is very passionate about the survival and future of the elephants in Chad. We are in the field daily working to put an end to poaching. We have set up several goals that we are hoping to accomplish in the near future. Learn how to help. http://www.soselephants.org/
Join SERENGETI Watch
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Watch is an outgrowth of SaveTheSerengeti.org which spontaneously formed to oppose a commercial highway across the Serengeti National Park. It is a permanent nonprofit organization that will monitor the Serengeti and bring world opinion and support to bear on vital issues. Serengeti Watch is hosted by the Earth Island Institute, a highly respected 501(c)3 conservation organization that has earned the highest rating on Charity Navigator and an A Rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. See The Need for Serengeti Watch. Read more: http://www.savetheserengeti.org/
Four Paws International
Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife
~A new Home for our Lions rescued from Gaza~
FOUR PAWS South Africa
The Green Building Westlake Business Park 9B Bell Crescent Phone: +27 21 702 4277
The three lions FOUR PAWS rescued from Al-Bisan zoo in Gaza are enjoying their new lives at the New Hope Center near Amman to the fullest. They have already been vaccinated and the two male lions will soon be vasectomised. As soon as they no longer require close monitoring, the three lions will be moved from their adaption enclosure to a larger enclosure, which will become their temporary home for the meantime.
However, FOUR PAWS together with the Princess Alia Foundation (PAF) is creating a new wildlife sanctuary in Jordan. This will not only be home to the three lions rescued from Gaza, but for many more wild animals rescued from bad keeping conditions and illegal trade. You can help---Visit http://www.four-paws.org.za/
How to Help Working Horses & Donkeys of Africa
Please read from 'The Horse' to see how much these wonderful animals need all our help.
Organizations that help these hard-working creatures:
African Grey Parrot Care
The African grey parrot is one of the most talented talking/ mimicking birds on the planet, giving it quite a reputation among bird enthusiasts. Not only do bird keepers love this intelligent bird, it’s one of the most recognizable species to bird novices as well – everyone knows the African grey parrot. Proper Care Tips.
The Africa Bird Club
The ABC covers the ornithology of the following geographic region:
Indian Ocean islands west of 80° East, e.g. Madagascar, Mascarene islands and Socotra, Atlantic Ocean on or east of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, e.g. Tristan da Cunha group, Azores and Canaries.
About a quarter of the world's bird species, more than 2500, have been recorded in this region, with 332 included on BirdLife International’s Red Data species list for 2011, the most recent summary of the world's threatened and near-threatened species.
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust
~Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the World~
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust
Solwesi Road, Copperbelt, Zambia
Chimfunshi is one of the oldest and largest chimpanzee reserves in the world and is internationally recognised as such. But that wasn’t always the case; the founders David and Sheila Siddle used to be smiled at for their unorthodox methods to adopt and nurse orphaned and injured chimpanzees. History >
The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is sheltering 132 chimpanzees at the moment at the Project Area and Orphanage. At the Project Area, nearly 100 chimpanzees live in four separate communities in enclosures measuring between 19 and 77 hectares each. Chimpanzees from all over the world are rescued from poachers and amusement parks and brought to the Orphanage at Chimfunshi. Most of them are injured and traumatised and need intensive care. As soon as they are in good health, they are carefully integrated into one of the chimpanzee families. Become involved in one of their projects! http://www.chimfunshi.de/en/chimfunshi/chimfunshi/
Sunday, August 14th 6:00 pm-7:00 local time
A Prayer for the Animals & People of Africa
Join in with all of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious people & animals of Africa. We are requesting prayers from 6-7 pm. This is a multi-faith observance.
Light a candle. Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the people and animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering.
Prayer Works. God Bless You.
turday, August 20th (Celebrated all month All day & evening)
ISAR International Homeless Animals Day
Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of every August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel. Please find a way to help homeless animals who need us =especially on this day.
Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website. http://www.isaronline.org/
Coming up Friday August 26 early am to dusk
Maralal Camel Derby
Kenya, South Africa
The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event, held midyear just outside of Maralal town. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers, and the competition is fierce.
Many local professional camel racers come to compete each year. Some of the finest racing camels are seen in town during the race period. The race is a great social event, and the major event on the Maralal Calendar. Both competitors and visitors to Maralal join in the festivities in and around town. The atmosphere in town on race day is electric and entertaining. http://www.magicalkenya.com/what-to-do/events-and-festivals/maralal-camel-derby/
Click on the swimming dolphins to hear "One Love. "