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Weeks for the Animals 
Event Calendar   July 31-August 17, 2024!
Help in the Horn of Africa Malnutrition Crisis

Where is the Horn of Africa?
The Horn of Africa is the easternmost region of Africa – a peninsula in the shape of a horn. Broadly, parts or all of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Kenya make up the Horn of Africa. 

What is the Horn of Africa malnutrition crisis?
The child malnutrition crisis in the Horn of Africa is ongoing, caused by a combination of prolonged drought, rapidly increasing food prices and escalating armed conflict. Four consecutive failed rainy seasons in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have decimated crops and caused abnormally high numbers of lifestock deaths. Meanwhile, shortages of water and pasture are pushing families out their homes and triggering conflict between communities.

Food crises remain ubiquitous across the Horn of Africa — with children and families often forced to flee their homes in search of safety and arable land — a situation that has only gotten worse due to climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Help save children’s lives by donating. Just $55 can provide a two-month supply of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food — enough to restore the health of a severely malnourished child.  https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/emergencies/food-crises/horn-africa-famine
Wednesday, July 31st                       All day
   The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa 
World Ranger Day!

GRAA PO Box 84420 Greenside 2034 Gauteng South Africa
Wildlife Works, Tsavo

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 for specific locations https://www.gameranger.org/

Fallen rangers to be remembered on World Ranger Day. Scores of Rangers have been killed since 2012. Poachers kill an estimated 96 African elephants every day, causing conservationists to warn that the iconic animals could disappear in our lifetime if the tide doesn't turn. 

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.   [email protected] 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.

Ways to help Rangers and Anti-Poaching Efforts to Protect the Animals!


The Thin Green Line Foundation 

Wednesday, August 31st (thru July 31st)        8:00 am-5:00 pm

Lilongwe SPCA (Society for the Protection and Care)
Lowcost Spay & Neuter Services ​for Month of July!

Lilongwe Vet Hospital & Center, Kanango Lilongwe

We are doing a promotion on Spay and castration surgeries for cats and dogs. Book an appointment for your pet by calling or WhatsApp 0995027815.

 Please email us on [email protected] for advice. MUCH More info about the LSPCA can be found at: http://www.lilongwespca.org/

Services Provided: Vet Clinic, Vaccinations, Sterilisation, Exportation and Importation
Emergency services and intensive care, adoptions, more!

LSPCA is registered Charity whose primary remit is to instil a culture of animal care in the general public of Malawi through public awareness, school education, the promotion of the Animal Protection Act and proactive community animal support. Our veterinary clinic is open to the public and all money raised through the clinic will support our veterinary and education programmes in the community.

Lilongwe is the capital and most populated city of the African country of Malawi.
Our reception number is 0995 027 815. Our emergency number is 0994 682 900
Wednesday, August 31st , July 31st                       (Ongoing)           
Animal World USA International
Children's Book Donations to African Schools/NGO's

Animal World USA International asks African schools or groups to please contact us and will donate children's books to their schools/children's hospitals.  Animal books and educational books. 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, August 3rd     10:00 am - 11:00 am
 DARG ~Domestic Animal Rescue Group~ 
RUSH Community Clinic
and Monthly Markets  


The Rush Ndou DARG Community Clinic is registered with the SAVC and was officially opened in August, 2023. It provides vet care services at cost for animals from Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu, ensuring the systemic animal welfare issues in these two informal settlements are addressed. The focus is on large-scale sterilisations and increased pet care education. The clinic relies on donations from members of the public and private businesses to assist the animals in both Hangberg and IY. 

Seuters and re-homes previously abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs. DARG provides a crucial role for the communities of Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and the greater Hout Bay area.   EMAIL: SHOP    TEL: (021) 790 0383    @DARG.ORG.ZA        
Visit https://www.darg.org.za/

Join us at DARG Farm in Hout Bay on first Saturdays each month 3-7 pm for a family market to help raise funds for the dogs and cats at DARG!
From live music, antiques, art and baked goods, to second-hand books and clothes, crafts, home decor, coffee, food trucks, bric-a-brac, pantry items, fresh food, pet accessories and so much more!
Please note: No outside pooches will be allowed onto the DARG property on the day to make sure that the DARG adpotable dogs have as much fun as our guests do!
This Market is outdoors so will be weather-dependent. A notification will be sent out on the event page should the market day be cancelled.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1481240179445470

Saturday, August 3rd             8:00 pm- til 
Love A Bull SA 
Plot 100 Schuverberg   Hartebeestpoort, North-West, South Africa

Dogtown SA is a pro-life, animal rehabilitation centre, specialising in so-called “problem” dogs. We prefer to call them misunderstood dogs. We provide them with the best care and rehabilitation programmes, from behaviour modification to extensive medical treatments. 

This includes a full medical examinations, microchips, vaccinations and sterilisations. The dogs in our care are assessed and then an individual training programme is put into place by our 4 internal behaviourists. We aim to offer lifelong commitment to the dogs that come into our care and a lifetime of support to their new families.       Cantare    http://www.cantare.co.za/      
Dogtown  https://www.facebook.com/DogtownSA/
Saturday, August 3rd                early am
The Big Fix 'Uganda 

The Big Fix Plot  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.

The BIG FIX Uganda's Art for Animals project utilizes art as a medium to empower children to advocate for animals and animal rights.
We use all forms of art to advocate for animals including drawing, painting, poetry, singing, dancing, drama, and story-telling.During 2017, our program is engaging students at our 17 Animal Kindness Clubs to design and paint a mural at each of their schools. The aim of each design will be to persuade others to treat all living beings with compassion.  Visit http://www.thebigfixuganda.org/art-for-animals.html
​ Monday, August 5th                        All day- Meet Early am 
39th Annual Zambia Farmers’ Day

Agricultural Society Showgrounds (Near Sunset Stadium)
Thabo Mbeki Rd,Lusaka Zambia, SE Africa

In early August, the people across Zambia celebrate Farmers’ Day each year. 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.

Around 85 percent of Zambian workers are farmers, plantation workers, or cattle men. The country is immensely dependent on the food, coffee, tobacco, cotton, and other agricultural products it produces, both for export and local consumption.

Zambia is one of the poorest nations on Earth, but Farmers’ Day is a chance when the workers get a chance to relax a little and celebrate. The weekend before Farmers’ Day Monday is full of special events.


The National Farmers' Day in Zambia is observed on the first Monday of August each year. There are three major categories of farmers in Zambia, defined in terms of the land area cultivated by each farmer.

1. Small-scale farmers, who are the vast majority, cultivate about less than five hectares (ha.) each, use few external inputs, and consume most of their produce, occasionally entering the market to sell any surplus.

2. Medium-scale farmers cultivate between 5 to 20 ha. They use improved seeds and fertilizers and sell most of their production. These farmers commonly use a combination of manual, animal draft power and tractors.

3. Large-scale commercial farmers plant about over twenty ha annually. These farmers apply high levels of purchased inputs and use oxen or machinery for farm operations. They produce almost exclusively for direct market sale or feed their grain to livestock kept on the farm.

CONTACTS : Embassy of the Republic of Zambia 2419 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
  Washington, D.C. 20008 202-265-9717; www.zambiaembassy.org 

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.
Monday, August 5th      All DAy
Feral Cat Rescue Trust, Durban, South Africa

Durban is a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province

Feral Cat Rescue Trust is run by a small group of volunteers, passionate about giving feral cats a better quality of life on the streets. Our primary concern is sterilisation, but we also feed many colonies and rescue the sick and injured. See less
If you would like to help us to help the homeless kittys of Durban, by making a donation, our bank details are on our website.  https://www.facebook.com/FeralCatRescueTrustDurbanSouthAfrica/

Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. Refurbished for soccer’s 2010 World Cup, the seafront promenade runs from uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium, to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium. 
Monday, August 5th  All Day Year Round 
PAMS Foundation 
Arusha Office (HQ)   Sakina    Arusha, Tanzania    HQ Mailing P O Box 16556
Arusha   Tanzania 0000

Achievement: Helping turn the tide in elephant poaching in Africa.  Mission:     Help sustain and conserve biodiversity, wilderness, habitats and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities. If you would like to provide equipment to specific projects:
Our rangers are always in need of:
-Bicycles    -Tents   -Water bottles     -Backpacks        -Raincoats
-Binoculars   -First aid kits    -Torches  -GPS  -Uniforms  -Boots - Motorcycles
Monday, August 5th      All day, Everyday
ADI International 
Raise money for animals at the #ADIWildlifeSanctuary in South Africa, as you shop online!

Animal Defenders International Wildlife Sanctuary
Farm Klipplaatsfontein 37
Winburg 9420
Free State  South Africa      Tel: +27 83 449 7110

Animal Defenders International (ADI) was founded in 1990. With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, ADI educates and campaigns across the globe on animals in entertainment and other industries. We create public awareness of animal suffering and combine this with scientific and economic research. We provide technical briefings to legislators and governments. 

ADI has a worldwide reputation for providing video and photographic evidence exposing the behind-the-scenes suffering in industry and supporting this evidence with scientific research. ADI rescues animals all over the world and educates the public on animals and environmental issues. ADI in the UK is a registered non-profit membership guarantee company. ADI in the United States is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Animal Defenders International (ADI) works to end the suffering of animals in captivity and protect wild animals and their environments. For over 20 years, we have rescued hundreds of animals from circuses all over the world, and relocated them to sanctuaries. 

ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa A safe haven for animals who have suffered lifelong pain, fear, and distress, the location of the new is ideal for species such as lions, commonly found in circuses.


Did you know that your online purchases can be turned into donations for ADI? Read on to find out more about how you can start raising much-needed funds for animals just by shopping online!   https://www.ad-international.org/take_action/go.php?id=4406
                                                          Monday, August 5th
Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Center
Volunteer Program
 Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa  +27 72 833 5119

Volunteers will live in an offsite house a few minutes away from the center with the volunteer co-ordinator. The house is close to the beach and in a secure complex. You will be driven to and from the center and transport will be provided to and from the airport as well. Food and drinks are included. Sunday will be a day off. You can also book additional activities like sightseeing, safari tours, diving and more. Volunteers will have to help clean the volunteer house and take turns with food preparation.
Learn much more    https://umsizi.wixsite.com/home

FB     https://www.facebook.com/VervetRescueCentre/
25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
Tuesday, August 6th       All Day, Ongoing
 iSimangaliso My Rhino

Simangaliso Wetland Park Authority The Dredger Harbour
Private Bag X05 St Lucia 3936    Office telephone: +27 35 590 1633/1602

Inspired by former President Nelson Mandela, iSimangaliso Authority is implementing an exciting community wide rhino awareness programme in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The aim of the iSimangaliso My Rhino, Our Future programme is to involve youth in raising awareness for rhinos and their protection in iSimangaliso Wetland Park and South Africa.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. From Kosi Bay in the north, bordering Mozambique, to Maphelane, south of St Lucia, iSimangaliso is South Africa’s second largest protected area. The Park is home to the Big 5 (lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo) and many other animals.
Tuesday August 6th    10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mozambique Animal Protection (MAPS) Society

Mozambique Animal Protection Society, In the grounds of, Faculdade de Veterinária UEM, Av. de Moçambique Maputo, Mozambique

Support us please. Help us 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.
Tuesday, August 6th Ongoing 
Stop Rhino Poaching  

South Africa    Founder Elise Daffue  E-mail    [email protected]

RhinoPoaching.com is totally committed to helping protect and conserve rhinos in South Africa.  http://www.stoprhinopoaching.com/

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.
Wednesday, August 7th             9:00 am- 5:00 pm       
KSPCA Kenya 

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 900hrs -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.
                   Wednesday, August 7th                   See hours --ongoing 24/7
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.
100 million donkeys, horses and mules supporting the work of the poorest communities of our world. http://www.spana.org/our-work

Help Elderly Animals Sent to Mauritania. Fundraise, Donate, Host a SPANA World Tea Party, participate in Great Runs series, 5Ks and Fun Runs
Running Abroadmore!  http://www.spana.org/teaparty

There are SO 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 7th         8:00 am-5:00 pm 
CLAW --Community Led Animal Welfare (for Pets) 

Location: Garmin co-ordinates:  S 26°10.275' E027°51.764' 
Or download map at http://www.claw-sa.org/images/CLAWmap.pdf

CLAW is a welfare organization, renowned as the pioneer of community based primary veterinary care in South Africa. Services include: sterilization, vaccination, parasite & pest prevention, emergency care and pet owner education. Pet owners in disadvantaged communities love their pets just as anywhere else. But pets suffer from poverty the same way their owners do. Without the means to provide proper care, pets can be vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and abandonment. Dogs and cats in developing countries are particularly likely to suffer from neglect and poor health.

http:// CLAW-sa.org     http://CLAWadoptions.org/        MAKE A DONATION  For this vital work to continue, we need your help. If you would like to make a donation to CLAW, please use the banking information below:
CLAW   Nedbank Florida    Branch Code: 190 541   Account #: 190 512 5232
NPO Registration #: 007 416   Swift code: nedszajj We also have an sms donation scheme, just sms "DONATE CLAW" to 48748. Each sms costs R10.
Wednesday, August 7th      6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
'Friends of Free Wildlife' Monthly Talks 

Friends of Free Wildlife Kyalami AH, Midrand, 1684, South Africa

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for great special guest talks! Also Friends of Free Wildlife’s Volunteer Orientations are regularly held on Saturdays at our new Centre, 1/193, Maple Road, KYALAMI. 

Please book with Sue on 082-694-5939. 
Friends fof Free Wildlife-- A bunch of passionate and qualified wildlife rehabilitators who have rebuilt a brand new fully Permitted Community/Volunteer based Wildlife Centre. Our mission is to Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release and Educate.
Wednesday, August 7th  Ongoing  
Lasaka Animal Welfare Society(LAWS) Campaigns 

Lusaka Animal Welfare Society      Sadzu Road, Next to Levy Junction         Lusaka, Zambia          phone 0966 005 297

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  http://www.lawszambia.org/

Services Provided: Adoption,  Anti-Cruelty and Animal Rescue, Anti-Cruelty and Animal Rescue and Enforcement, Education and Advocacy, Spay and Neuter Clinics, more!

LAWS would like to inform our members & supporters that we are currently trying to set up meetings with the Lusaka City Council and the Police Commissioner of Lusaka to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between all parties re actions against the sale of puppies (and other animals such as rabbits, geese, parrots, etc) on the streets of Lusaka.
Thursday, August 8th     Ongoing  
Painted Dog Conservation
Visitor Centre
Opposite Hwange National Park Airport Zimbabwe, Africa +263 18 710

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/
   Thursday, August 8th          All day & Ongoing 
Ban the commercial trade of ALL big cats in South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is intensively farming and commercially trading big cats. The growing exploitation includes not only indigenous species such as lions and leopards, but also exotic species like tigers and jaguars.  As long as there is trade, every big cat has a price on its head.   Visit the website to see how to help
Friday, 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.

An inspiring display of political strength, female solidarity and inner fortitude, the march on August 9, 1956 is both a reminder of the great women who helped mold South Africa and the trailblazing women who continue to lead the country forward. Events: 

Friday, August 9th All Day 
'International Day of the World's Indigenous People'

August 9th is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. 
Africa's Indigenous Tribes

12 Things You Can Do on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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.

UN Sponsor: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Activities: An event at UNHQ in New York will feature speakers and video clips from indigenous media orgs. Email [email protected]
Friday, August 9th                 3:00 pm
 Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA)
Friday Dog Walks

W5VP+HVV, Al Mansoureya Rd, Nazlet Al Ashtar, Giza District, Giza Governorate 3381401, Egypt

Friday is a very special day for the residents of ESMA Dog Shelter. Friday is Dog Walk Day. For the dogs At ESMA, it is not easy to learn how to walk on a leash. With 700+ dogs, the shelter is more than full. There is no empty space for dogs to learn leash manners quietly and slowly. That is why only a part of the friendly and lovely ESMA dogs have this opportunity. But those who know the walks outside of the shelter with human friends are waiting every Friday impatiently for their half hour or so of being a companion dog with a special person’s attention. Donations of leashes, collars, and harnesses make it possible for an even greater number of them to have this special adventure.

To visit one of our shelters for the first time, please make arrangements in advance so that an ESMA representative can give you driving directions and meet you there.

Adoptions    https://www.esmaegypt.org/dogs-cats/

The Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA) was formed in late 2007 in response to a horrific shooting spree of street dogs by the Egyptian government. A small group of Egyptians and expatriates came together to fight this notion of population control and to protect and rescue the animals in immediate danger.

Email: mona@esmaegy       To arrange a visit please contact Mrs. Mona Khalil: pt.org        Calling from within Egypt: 012 218 8823  Calling from outside Egypt: +2 012 218 8823
Within the U.S., contact Kristen Stilt at 847-769-8979 
Friday, August 9th                            All Day-Book Time 
Be a Cart Horse Angel, Volunteer, Adopt a Horse

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/
         Adopt a Horse http://carthorse.org.za/adopt-a-horse/

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 [email protected]   Directions can be found on our Contact Us page. Open all weeklong.  http://carthorse.org.za/
Vacant positions needed to fill: They are  recruiting new Managing Committee Members.
We are adding additional members to our Managing Committee. These are voluntary posts, please email your CV to Holly ([email protected]).
Friday, August 9th     Apply  Call +254 720 441178 
Save the Elephants Internships 

Marula Manor, Marula Lane, Karen     P.O. Box 54667     Nairobi 00200     Kenya Office: +254 720 441 178

Each year, we accept a small number of interns to Save the Elephants in Kenya. These internships comprise 1-2 month professional placements with one of our research projects in Kenya, designed for university students or graduates pursuing a career in conservation, with skills in scientific data collection and analysis. Structured round our four pillars, these internships harness the skills of interns, while involving them directly with projects. 

Interns contribute to our Long Term Monitoring work, behavioral studies, human elephant conflict or conservation education. Calendar: We accept applications for internships between January to June from the 1st September until 30th October, and then from 1st to 30th April for the August to November period.  http://www.savetheelephants.org/project/internships/
Email [email protected]
Friday, August 9th       8:00 am - 5.30 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: [email protected]

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. See their events. 

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/
Saturday, August 10th                         Ongoing
List of Wild Animals & Endangered Species of Africa

AWF Conservation Centre 
Ngong Road, Karen 
P.O. Box 310, 00502     Nairobi, Kenya 
Community-led conservation creates long-lasting benefits. African Wildlife Foundation partners with local communities to develop strategies for the sustainable use of arable land, forests, water sources, and pastures.  African Wildlife Foundation is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with offices in the USA, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and Niger.
Saturday, August 10th     9:00 am-2:00 pm 
Neigh-Bours Craft & Country Market #5

Milmac Feeds   Plot 274 Cedar Rd, Fourways, Chartwell, South Africa

Expect pet & equestrian products; hand crafted jewelery, art & accessories; homemade sauces, preserves & bakes; locally grown plants, flowers and vegetables Expect AMAZING one day only specials & giveaways from Milmac!

A gorgeous mix of crafts, produce, art, ready made foods, decor items, furniture, pet products, outdoor goods, accessories and jewellery produced by Joburg's nature and animal loving creatives - the best place to find pet lovers' gifts!
All hand crafted with love ♥      #supportlocal

Send your craft product photos to [email protected] to get our stall info, or sign up to get the vendor info pack on https://www.neigh-bours.co.za/vendor-sign-up/
Saturday, August 10th                   2022 & 2023 programs   
Volunteer in Africa

Tanzania, Zambia, Victoria Falls, Ghana, South Africa, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Kenya and Morocco

Dreaming of volunteering in Africa? International Volunteer HQ has 15 years experience in providing the world’s most trusted, safe and affordable Africa volunteer programs.

Whether you’re seeking the best mission trips to Africa, short-term humanitarian trips or wildlife volunteering in Africa, IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and you can volunteer for 1 - 24 weeks. Educational, fun, life-changing. See exciting opportunities and affordable for everyone. Visit https://www.volunteerhq.org/regions/africa/

Saturday, August 10th             9:00 am-6:00 pm
South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind

Gladys Evans Training Centre 126 Wroxham Road, Paulshof, Sandton, 2191

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/

Enter our competitions to win cash prizes in our Collar and Tie Club. Your contribution helps people with disabilities and children with autism gain independence, mobility, and companionship.

These competitions are available to everyone in South Africa. 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 
Saturday, August 10th       Early pick up/All day event
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls -
 Camel Day Trip in Marrakech

You will be picked up at your Marrakech location.
(Marrakesh or Marrakech is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco.)
Marrakesh grew rapidly and has established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading center for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa.

Private Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys day trip from Marrakech
Flexible itinerary with options to hike, drive, or mule-ride on route
Includes a camel ride and Berber lunch for complete experience 
Pickup and drop-off at your Marrakesh accommodation for convenience
What to expect 
After early pickup at your Marrakech accommodation, head south toward the Atlas Mountains by air-conditioned minivan with your guide.

Admire the views and, after stops at a traditional village and argan oil co-operative, continue into lush, orchard-filled valleys framed by rugged peaks. Stop for a camel ride before venturing deep into the Imlil Valley. Break for Moroccan tea and cake on a scenic terrace and chat to your guide as to whether you want to hike, drive, or ride a mule to the next stop.

Exploring Morocco’s Atlas Mountains without a guide may mean missing out on Berber culture and scenic viewpoints. Yet, many group tours follow rigid itineraries that don’t allow for spontaneity during the day. This private tour delivers on all counts—with a local guide to arrange logistics and enable interaction with Berber villagers, and the flexibility to personalize your itinerary. A local lunch, optional camel ride, and Berber home visit are all included. https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g293734-d11989887-Atlas_Mountains_and_Three_Valleys_Waterfalls_Camel_ride_Day_Trip_Marrakech-Marrake.html
Saturday, August 10th               Ongoing 
How Travellers Can Help Camels in Morocco

Marrakech, Casablanca, Khemisset, Chemaia and Had Oulad Frej

Known as ‘Ships of the Desert’, camels have been an important creature in Morocco for hundreds of years.   Here's how tourist can get involved and help the camels of Morocco
Saturday, August 10th  & Ongoing        11:00 am-12 noon    Mudbath Hour
David Sheldrick Community Outreach

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   PO Box 15555     Nairobi, Kenya

In addition to hosting local and international visitors at the Nairobi Nursery during the elephant orphans’ 11 am to 12 noon 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.  There are many ways to help!
Saturday, August 10th                            All Day
African Tales-- FOSTERS Needed

Zambia      South Africa
Visit    https://www.facebook.com/AfricanTails

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. 
Learn more about African Tales life-saving work and how you can help. Visit http://www.africantails.co.za/

Read about Africanas Dogs & about the rich history.  http://www.africanis.co.za/
Saturday, August 10th      Ongoing 
SaintMarks Animal Hospital and Shelter, Nigeria 
Animal Rescue | Rehabilitation | Release Centre

St. Marks 4, Nwankwo Ibusa Drive, off Addo Road, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria

There are some dog pounds in Nigeria that have dogs for adoption. One of such organisations is Saint Marks Animal Hospital and Shelter that is located in Ajah, Lagos.
Here, you can adopt your dog or any other pets. 

 Saint Mark’s Animal center is Nigeria’s Premier Animal Rescue and Shelter. An animal welfare organization dedicated to the rescue and welfare of Animals. We operate an animal shelter in Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria. We provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. We also provide Animal healthcare services. Visit https://saintmarkvet.com.ng/
Saturday, August 10th      Ongoing
African Conservation Foundation 
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.

See available jobs! http://www.africanconservation.org/jobs
Saturday, August 10th         ALL Day   Ongoing  
N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary =Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

Sanctuary Farm Frauenstein 277    Windhoek, Namibia   +264 61 307 338

-At the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary near Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, volunteers  focus on caring for animals in rehabilitation or permanent captivity. Our Clever Cubs School is also based here, so volunteers can also get involved in the education of San children.
-At Kanaan Desert Retreat and Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, volunteers  focus on researching free-roaming populations of carnivores to support our important role in mitigating human-wildlife conflict.
-At Mangetti Cattle Ranch, volunteers  assist in documenting the movements and activities of elephant and wild dog populations so that we can better understand the levels and causes of conflict between these two animal species and the local population.
Environmental Conservation Organization · Wildlife Sanctuary · Education
Sunday, August 10th           Ongoing   
ONE Campaigns
Silver Stream Office Park
1st Floor, Main Building 10 Muswell Rd 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 11th                             All Day 
IFAW International Cat Day

Throughout Africa and global

August 8 is International Cat Day — a day to celebrate one of man’s most common and ancient pets. They have even been worshiped as gods (we see you, Egypt.) Well, it is not surprising, Cats are one of the coolest beings on the planet: they are independent, inquisitive, adventurous, have an amazing physiognomy, and the power to heal by themselves — at least most of the time.

The first historical human record about cats could be found in Ancient Egyptian Civilization’s culture. We all seem to relate cats with Egyptians, because of their adoration and consideration of cats as gods. Mafdet was the first known cat deity and was regarded as the protector against snakes, scorpions, and evil during the First Dynasty, so for them, cats were not just deities, but also protectors.      https://nationaltoday.com/international-cat-day/

10 Ways You Can Celebrate Cats on this Day.
Monday, August 12th All day
   World Elephant Day ~Focus on African & Asian Ele's
Across Africa!

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/
Monday, August 12th All Day
World Lion Day
Locations of events in Africa are on map on website:

An independent campaign working to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide. Started in 2013 "Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves" https://www.facebook.com/WorldLionDay/

Lion Recovery Fund

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. 

The Olare Motorolgi http://www.greatplainsconservation.com/pdf/lion_prides.pdf

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 http://worldlionday.com/

17 Stunning Images of the King of the Jungle- 

African Lion Facts!

Ewaso Lions Warrior Watch-
In 2010, Ewaso Lions launched Warrior Watch, which protects lions by engaging Samburu warriors, a group traditionally neglected in conservation decision-making.
Warrior Watch makes warriors ambassadors for lions within their communities, while raising awareness about conservation and advocating for peaceful co-existence with lions and wildlife.
Monday, August 12th All day 
United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day 2024

The theme of International Youth Day 2024 TBA

​Africa and Global Celebration 
The Programme encourages youth around the world to organize activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country.

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. 

UN Secretary-General recently putting forward new recommendations on renewed intergenerational solidarity, including in Our Common Agenda !

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 
Tuesday, August 13th   Ongoing 
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation 

Giraffe Conservation Foundation 26 Grasmere Rd    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!
Learn how to help the giraffes http://www.giraffeconservation.org/contact_us.php
Amazing Giraffe Facts & Photos

Where do giraffes live? Most giraffes live in grasslands and open woodlands in East Africa, especially in reserves such as the Serengeti National Park and the Amboseli National Park. Some are also found in the reserves of Southern Africa.

African Wildlife Foundation
Consider the giraffe. From afar, they can be difficult to fathom. But take some time to think about them, about their size. A giraffe’s heart weighs 25 pounds and is two feet long. Their lungs hold 12 gallons of air. Their legs and neck are each six feet long. Their feet are six inches across, the size of dinner plates. A mature adult can weigh 3,000 pounds. They are 18 feet tall — the tallest land animal.

Tuesday, August 13th       Schedule appt., Open 24/7
Tanzania Animal Welfare Society (TAWESO)
Weekly Dog Dipping

HQ and Animal Shelter in Kimara Bonyokwa near BRT Bridge, Dar es Salam, Tanzania
[email protected]

Weekly Dog Dipping-- We had a huge number of dogs from the community coming for dipping at our hospital.
Ectoparasites are a huge threat to welfare of dogs in our area as they cause diseases, anaemia, loss of body weights, and irritation.
The community dog dip placed at our Animal Hospital helps thousands of dogs per year and being one of the pillars of dog health improvements.

Many thanks to SPCA International for supporting the programme.
​Tuesday, August 13th          Ongoing 
Southern African Wildlife College

Southern African Wildlife College
Springvalley Farm 200KU Kempiana Nature Reserve, Orpen Road, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

*OUR HORN IS NOT MEDICINE to create awareness about rhino poaching crisis.
*SPONSOR OUR AERIAL SUPPORT UNIT to keep our aerial surveillance team in the sky by offering supporters the chance to sponsor a patrol flight.
*SPONSOR OUR K9 UNIT supports the College’s hard working K9 unit, which contributes significantly to counter-poaching in the Greater Kruger area.
*SPONSOR A STUDENT   created in recognition of the lack of funding for conservation training in southern Africa. 
Visit https://wildlifecollege.org.za/
​ Tuesday, August 13th       Ongoing 
Morocco’s First Pet-therapy Rabat Children Hospital

Rabat Children's Hospital  Rabat-Morocco 10100

Cats, dogs, rabbits and other furry animals can accompany patients on their journey toward recovery, in Souissi Children’s Hospital, Rabat.

Perhaps one of the most-anticipated and needed additions to Morocco’s health system is animal-assisted therapy, due to the many benefits it gives to the patient’s emotional and psychological well-being.

The first of its kind in the country will be dedicated to children battling illness in Rabat’s Children Hospital, thanks to an initiative by the Friends of the Children’s Hospital in Rabat Association (AAHER) and the High Institute of Audiovisual Works and Cinemas.

Wednesday, August 14th            Ongoing All Day 
Cheetah Conservation Fund: Internship or Working Guest, Order Cheetah Youth Books!

Cheetah Conservation Fund    P.O. Box 1755     Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Would you like to come to CCF as a volunteer or intern? First of all, THANK YOU! Your interest in our program, and your willingness to contribute to our work is very much appreciated. We know that our volunteers and interns see working with CCF as the opportunity of a lifetime, and we want you to have the kind of experience that has a lasting impact on your life.   Visit https://cheetah.org/news-blog/

CCF books Chewbaaka and  A Future for Cheetahs available now!  See to the left.  CCF has chapter and affiliate organizations around the world, and maintains an office in Alexandria, Virginia in the United States.  https://cheetah.org/
Wednesday, August 14th           Ongoing Campaign 
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International  U.S. headquarters  800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315

Protecting and Studying Wild Gorillas Every Day
Dian Fossey dedicated her life to saving gorillas from extinction. Today, more than 50 
years later, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and its Karisoke Research Center still carry 
her legacy forward, in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, directly 
protecting endangered gorillas in the wild every day. Website https://gorillafund.org/

The Fossey Fund’s holistic approach to conservation includes:
 Daily protection of mountain gorillas and Grauer's gorillas
 Extensive research and scientific studies related to gorillas and conservation
 Training the next generation of conservationists in Africa
 Helping local communities thrive and connect to conservation through livelihood, 
food security, capacity-building, and education programs.

For more information, please visit our website: gorillafund.org, or call +1 404 624 5881
Look for us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: /savinggorillas

Visit our gorilla conservation exhibitat the Karisoke Research Center, Musanze, 
Rwanda.For hours and tours, contact [email protected]
Thursday, August 15th                        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.

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/
Thursday, August 15th                                         All Day
International Vegetarian Union 

122 Vegan Sub-Saharan African Recipes Contributed by Vegetarians & Vegans from Around the World!
Thursday, August 15th                  10:00 am- 3:30pm by appt only pls
   Barking Mad Dogtown 
and Adopt and/or Foster

Dogtown SA   NPO 095-264    PBO 930032491       South Africa 
Phone / Whatsapp (office hours) :
Network Team – 063 040 6071

Adoptions, Microchips for your dogs. See website for details! Visit 

BarkingMad is not an actual shelter, it is a networking website only, helping shelters and the public to responsibly rehome the animals in their care around South Africa. The animals featured on the website are in various locations around the country. Please contact the details provided with each profile for more information.

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.  Open daily except Tuesdays.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/DogtownSA/info?tab=page_info
       Thursday, August 15th         Ongoing
Art of Conservation -Conservation Heritage - Turambe

Art of Conservation, Inc.    B.P. 4, District Musanze  Province du Nord, Rwanda            Eastern-central Africa

*Thanks to founder Julie Ghrist, such a beautiful soul and original founder of Art of Conservation and all the young ones for all they do.   Learn more about them on  their website. Please help them continue their work. 

From 2006 to 2013, Art of Conservation successfully delivered its education programs and community initiatives led by founder Julie Ghrist. Then after seven years, Julie relinquished responsibility to her Rwandan team. She carried Art of Conservation’s programming to the Caribbean region of Mexico working with local Mayan communities. Julie now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico leading the Save the Gorillas Curriculum Project. Today, the former Art of Conservation team continues in promoting One Health conservation in Rwanda under their own local non-governmental organization called Conservation Heritage-Turambe.

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! 
http://www.art-of-conservation.org/        http://wildlifedirect.org/

Friday, August 17th     Ongoing 
Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Africa Programs
*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
Friday, August 17th     Send a Net Today!
   Nothing But Nets-Fighting Malaria
~~Send a Net-Save a Life~~

United Nations Foundation/Nothing But Nets
PO Box 96539    Washington, DC 20090      Phone 202.887.9040

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 protected] Phone 202.887.9040 Website http://www.NothingButNets.net
​Saturday, August 17th     7:00 am (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/
Saturday August 17, 4:00pm - Sunday August 18, 6:00 am
Durban & Coast SPCA 2024 Kennels Sleepover

Durban & Coast SPCA
Springfield Park, 2 Willowfield Cres, Sea Cow Lake, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Phone: +27 31 579 6500

Who is up for the challenge of leaving your nice comfy bed and roughing it for the plight of homeless animals? We need your support to continue giving homeless animals a safe and warm place while they wait for their second chance at life. See adpopables  https://www.spcadbn.org.za/

Cost R200 per human (ages 16 - 17 permitted, if accompanied by a parent), R50 for your dog to join you PLUS ask your friends and family to sponsor your ‘adoption’ out of the kennels for the goal you set (Minimum R3000) Includes dinner, fun games & a goodie.
                                                                ​Saturday, August 17th         All Day
Rescue Animals of North Africa
North Africa, specifically Libya and Tunisia

Animal rescue organisation helping to save animals across North Africa, specifically Libya and Tunisia    UK Registered Charity No: 1166028.  See loving adoptables. https://www.ra-na.com/

By working closely with local rescue charities and volunteers in Libya and Tunisia we identify rescue cases which are unlikely to be rehomed locally due to disabilities or severe injuries, or simply because they are not considered a ‘pure breed’.

​CONTACT us.       [email protected]
Please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email us at [email protected] or send us a message on Facebook www.fb.com/RANA.rescues and we will reply as soon as we can. Thank you!
Sunday, August 18th        Spotlight 
Soweto Gospel Choir, South Africa
South Africa
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 amazing group performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw on 4 December 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. See  tour dates.
Sunday, August 18th       Ongoing
Wildatlife in Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria.

Wildatlife is proud to be one of the winners, together with national parks Angola, this year’s IUCN WCPA International Ranger Award. https://www.wildatlife.com/

Our dedicated ranger team who patrols Maiombe National Park took a Special Commendation for contributions to protected and conserved areas and we are proud of our efforts to protect, rescue and confiscate Primates before they end up in traffickers hands and part of the illegal wildlife trade, is recognized by IUCN.
Thank you for believing in us.     Asli Han Gedik, Chairman   Wild@Life e.V.  

Angola is located in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approx 481,000 square miles. The population of Angola is about 12 million. Most peopIe in Angola speak Portuguese. The capital of Angola is Luanda. Threatened species known from Angola include the Black Rhinoceros, Vernay's Climbing Mouse, Chimpanzee, Fin Whale, and Giant African Water Shrew.
Sunday, August 18th     Ongoing 
        Vet Opportunities in Africa - SAVMA IVSA

             International Exchange Opportunities for Veterinary  Students                                                                         https://www.avma.org/About/SAVMA/Events/InternationalExchange/Pages/Exchange-Opportunities-in-Africa.aspx
                Sunday, August 18th  Ongoing
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.)
Visit http://dog.rescueme.org/zm

Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas.
Sunday, August 18th Ongoing
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/
Sunday, August 18th           Ongoing
African Wildlife Foundation
AWF-supported Pre-Forum Event Set the Stage for Conservation Action this past June 

African Wildlife Foundation    Ngong Road, Karen   P.O. Box 310   Nairobi, Kenya  00502

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. 
A portion of the book’s proceeds will help support AWF’s goal of making sure that real-life rhinos are able to thrive in the wild. Starting today, Lulu’s story — which we all can relate to — can be found wherever books are sold, including on Kindle and Amazon.com.

Ahead of the IUCN ACF, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) alongside the Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network, Uganda Youth Biodiversity Network, IUCN, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and Post2020 Biodiversity Framework - EU support hosted a dynamic Pre-Youth Forum (termed IUCN Youth Conservation Forum for Africa (IYCOFA)) on June 24th and 25th. This critical event served as a springboard for young leaders to engage in critical dialogue, share best practices, and solidify a unified voice for conservation on the continent.

Make sure to follow along on Lulu’s adventures at www.Luluisarhino.com and @luluisarhino

Sunday, August 18th        Ongoing
Elephant Aid
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/
Sunday, August 18th                All Day
Uganda Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (USPCA) Adopt, Donate, Volunteer

The Haven is located at 12 Ismail Road in Mbuya, Kampala.  (Kampala is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake.)

The Uganda SPCA Haven is home to over 300 dogs and cats. Typically the USPCA helps more than 1000 animals every year-rescuing them from the street, from abusive situations, taking in animals who have been injured, animals left behind to fend for themselves (and even to starve) when their owners leave and leave them behind.

We envision the new sanctuary to be an African version of the Utah (USA) Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, where cats and dogs will have plenty of space; volunteers can more comfortably play with, walk, and socialize dogs and cats; potential adopters, students, and other visitors can meet Haven cats and dogs in a comfortable environment; and that serves as a learning facility for animal welfare advocates, prospective advocates, and rescue workers all over Africa.
Call us! Phone: 575-834-0908

You can donate to the USPCA Land Fund directly on the AKI website (make a note that your donation is for the Land Fund) or on the Global Giving site:
Sunday, August 18th         All Day
Ghana Society for the Protection & Care of Animals 

Ghana Society for the Protection & Care of Animals P.O.Box AN 12051, 
Accra-North, Ghana

Ghana SPCA is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-governmental organization located in middle west Africa, in Accra, Ghana. Since 2004, the Ghana SPCA has been promoting Humane Education in schools to increase awareness of the needs and care of animals, mainly cats, dogs, and donkeys.

Ghana Society for the Protection & Care of Animals works throughout Ghana to promote kindness & improved care of animals; they encourage broad implementation of Ghana's animal cruelty laws; & they promote protection of Ghana's environment

GSPCA works with school administrators to set up Humane Education Programmes in primary and secondary schools and then, they mentor teachers so they become comfortable and skilled at teaching GSPCA’s Humane Education curriculum. GSPCA continuously monitors progress of HE teachers and students and is always available to provide assistance. 

GSPCA also sponsors Humane Ed field trips for students who participate in the HE Programme.  https://www.ghanaspca.org/our-programs
August and Ongoing   All day 
SOS Elephants Anti-Poaching

SOS Elephants c/o Stephanie    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/
Kakamega Forest
This Forest Is One Of Africa's Most Famous Birding Forests!

Kakamega Forest is a tropical rainforest situated in the Kakamega & Nandi County of Kenya, NW of the capital Nairobi, near border with Uganda.

The forest is famous for its birds, 367[5][6] bird species have been recorded in the forest such as the west African Great blue turaco and black-and-white-casqued hornbill. At least 9 birds are not found anywhere else.[7]

Mammals that occur in the park include bush pig, duikers, bushbuck, African clawless otter, mongoose, giant African water shrew, squirrels, tree pangolin, porcupine, bats and a variety of primates including the blue monkey, redtail monkey, De Brazza's monkey, baboon, potto and the occasional vervet monkey.

There are hiking trails in the forest that allow for forest walking, camping, hiking, primate watching, bird and butterfly watching, game watching and village walks.

Bird watching, morning 6:30 am – 8:30 am is fantastic walk or evening 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

Learn more and where to visit:
Ongoing               All day 
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/           
Email  [email protected]
Ongoing Campaign
Four Paws International
Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife 

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:
1. The Brooke: http://www.thebrookeusa.org/

2. The Donkey Sanctuary: http://www.thedonkeysanctuary 

3. SPANA  The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad: https://spana.org/
Established in 1923, SPANA’s goal is simple: to improve the welfare of working animals in the world’s poorest communities. Through three key areas – treating, training and teaching – we’re inspiring others to act in the best interests of working animals while also providing practical, professional and sustainable solutions today.  

4. Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary  http://www.donkeysanctuary.co.za/
African Grey Parrot Care 
Continental Africa

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:
Continental Africa
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.
Sunday, August 18th Ongoing
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 18th           All Day​
Association Sauvons nos animaux/RDC
Save our Animals/RDC

Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Save our animals is a non-profit organization created in 2014 by Paterne Bushunju, a local Congolese leader in animal welfare and protection, after seeing hundreds of abandoned dogs and cats killed daily on the roads or to be eaten, looking for food in the garbage, wandering around near houses or shopping malls looking for food, or tied to a chain (dogs are often tied up as young as 2 months old and never released, sometimes cats as well). The sight of the garbage garbage cans being ripped open in the morning gives an idea of the thousands of dogs and cats that roam Bukavu every day.

In the DRC, animal rights do not exist and people do not care about animals. Most cats and dogs end up suffering a horrible and agonizing death (drowned, burned alive, hunted or beaten) and are sometimes eaten. "Save Our Animals" is one of the only organizations in the region dedicated to them. https://www.facebook.com/asso.sna.rdc/
Sunday, August 18th        Ongoing 
10 Most ENDANGERED ANIMALS In South Africa

The Riverine Rabbit, The Black Rhino,  The Pickergill’s Reedfrog, The Cape Vulture, African Wild Dog, The Cheetah, The Northern White Rhino, The African Penguin, Blue Crane, 
Knysna Seahorse.

                    Sunday, August 18th                              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. 
Visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

Prayer Works.  God Bless You.
 Held in month of August              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.

Year Round Ongoing 
Best Time of the Year to visit Africa to see the 
Amazing Animals.

An African safari is a costly vacation, so planning where and when to go are crucial to get the most for your money. Top destinations include Tanzania's Serengeti National Park for zebra and wildebeest migration; Kenya's Masai Mara National Park for lion, leopard and cheetah; South Africa's Kruger National Park for birds and a variety of species; Botswana's Selinda Reserve for a high concentration of wildlife; and Zambia's South Luangwa National Park for leopards. Visit 

Click on the swimming dolphins to hear "One Love. "
Africa Weeks for the Animals Event Calendar
12th Annual 
Africa Weeks for the Animals