Today want to share another lovely article you should read! https://fluentwoof.com/benefits-of-having-a-dog/

We cannot agree more 🙂

Yes, people gift pets on Valentine’s Day!

Many people welcome new pets into the household around holidays like Valentine’s Day. Often these pets are surprise gifts, which is something our team does not condone.

Since it happens, www.betterpet.com put together a fantastic guide with useful tips for these new pet owners – pet parenting basics, pet-proofing a home, scheduling a vet visit, budgeting, and what to do if a pet needs to be rehomed.

Here it is: https://betterpet.com/gifted-a-pet/

We promise, we are also busy helping dogs of the less fortunate community in Namibia with spay/neuter, vaccination and parasite control! But at the moment so many owned and homeless (stray and feral) cats are in dire need of spay/neuter and we try hard not to send any away... The two beautiful cats on the picture were dumped a few months ago at a picnic area around 30 kilometers out of Otjiwarongo. Dumping cats is pure cruel and not acceptable. House cats are not equipped to survive on their own, not in towns and not in the wild. When the Have a Heart team in Omaruru heard about the poor cats, Birgit immediately contacted Otjiwarongo SPCA and offered to borrow traps as well as organising the cat's spay/neuter with Dr Estelle in Omaruru. And then all went quick and within 3 days the cats were trapped, operated and they also found a new home! Wow!! <3 Thank you so much Otjiwarongo SPCA for this miracle!We hope from the bottom of our heart that people will stop dumping animals and that hopefully one day, Namibia will not have hundreds of unwanted puppies or kitten born every month. And we can't say it enough: SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR CATS AND DOGS. PLEASE! ...
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Big plans for Mariental! A dedicated team is busy trapping cats of a (looked after) feral colony consisting of an estimated 50(!!) cats! Dr Erna and her team from VetsWeb Mariental are operating two cats per day and last week the first 10 cats have been operated, checked and vaccinated! <3 7 of the 10 cats are female. If those 7 cats would not have been spayed, just until August this year, another 28 kittens would have been added to the colony!! That's how quick a single pair of unaltered cats can bring the number of cats within a year into astronomical numbers!50 cats to spay or neuter will impact our funds quite a bit and we must not stop before the very last cat is castrated. In case you would like to support the cats in Mariental (or cats or dogs in other towns), this is the account: Account Name: Have a Heart NamibiaBank: Bank WindhoekAcc No: 2000 266 940THANK YOU!!!#haveaheartnamibia #spayneuter #tnrworks #catsarebest #support #mariental #namibia #catsarefriends ...
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1 week ago

Jolene Alberts
Are you also in Whk ...
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1 week ago

Willem Esterhuysen
I placed a collection tin on HaveAHearts's behalf at CattleCountry😁😀Dr.Nel will see to the recon and banking from the tin😀 ...
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1 week ago

Cool Cats Namibia
Fighting kitty hunger and sufferingThere are amazing people in Namibia ❤️😺! These people hardly have enough to feed themselves but they still share that little with others who are even worse off: the many homeless cats roaming the streets. We are so happy that thanks to the kind donations of Heidi Hill and Casey Schade we were able to bring relief to these angel helpers:(Please note that all cats we help to feed are already sterilised or are scheduled to get sterilised with the help of Have-a-Heart Namibia <3. It is extremely important to sterilise cats to prevent numbers from exploding.)*2x 5 kg were sent to Rehoboth to help a lady who is feeding 20+ ferals cats*20 kg are helping people who feed about 40 cats in Grootfontein*30 kg were sent to SPCA Lüderitz *2x20 kg are helping Willem in Gobabis to feed about 40 hungry mouths *20 kg are helping to feed about 50 feral cats in Walvis Bay and *5 kg were used to help the SPCA when they had no more food for the cats*10 kg cat and 8 kg dog food helped Luis and Mariette in Okahandja to feed about 35 hungry mouthsCan you spare 50 or 100 NAD? Then we would be delighted if you could help us to feed these hungry mouths by making a donation to our food account at Summit Sales: see account details in comment ...
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2 weeks ago

Have-a-Heart Namibia
Yesterday Emi's bike ride fundraising event took place in Swakopmund and we want to use the opportunity to remind everyone why supporting Have-a-Heart Namibia has a massive and positive impact for Namibia's people and pets:Walvis Bay: The Have-a-Heart Walvis Bay team reported that 30 cats have been sterilised in March and April! Wow! That's fantastic news!! This brings the total number of sterilised cats to 51 in Walvis Bay in 2021!!In Rehoboth AANWO vet clinic is busy busy busy with cats as well! So busy, in 2021 we were able to change the life of 45 cats in Rehoboth already!! Check the info we post with the pictures for some great stories that happened there. Swakop and Windhoek reported back that 17 cats have been operated so far and Dr Iris sterilised two cats in Aranos and 3 in Oranjemund! In Okahandja Windhoek Animal Hospital so far operated 13 cats - sponsored by Fondation Aide Vétérinaire Internationale - Thank you so much again FAVI for your fantastic support!!! 2 male cats and 11 female cats are now part of the solution and do not produce offspring anymore, this alone, will prevent the birth of 130 kittens within 1 year in Okahandja!We had to make a tough decision a few days ago in Okahandja, but with the fantastic support and care of Windhoek Animal Hospital and the emergency rescue funds of Animal-Kind International, a very special "Fondation Aide Vétérinaire Internationale-cat" had been helped big times! Beautiful Nala from Okahandja had an injured eye but luckily she got her life saving eye removal operation and the best care at Windhoek Animal Hospital. Nala had to stay at the clinic over night for observation, but she ate all her food and went back to her cat family the next day. She can now live a pain free and healthy life, nothing less she deserves! Check her pictures! But the one who snoozes looses, so we don't rest on the animals all the Have a Heart teams helped so far. We keep on working hard for the less fortunate dogs and cats and their owners that are still out there and in need of our help!Support Emi's fundraising event with a donation, support Have-a-Heart Namibia, support Namibia's less fortunate dogs and cats with a donation.#support #namibia #haveaheartnamibia #rehoboth #swakopmund #oranjemund #cat #dog #windhoek #spayneuteryourpet #okahandja #savinglifesthroughsterilization ...
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2 weeks ago

Have-a-Heart Namibia
Wow! We are in awe! A heartfelt Thank you to Emily and her friends and especially her mom Nikki, who put in much time and effort organising the event. Thank you to each and everyone who sponsored and made this such an successfull fundraising ride. You are awesome! We will be able to save many lives with this huge donation.#savinglivesthroughsterilisation #Emilysbikeride#spayandneuter ...
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2 weeks ago

Nikki Güther
We did it💪 Emily's bike ride was a huge success 🚲 A big thank you to everyone that supported in any way possible, big and small. Thank you for every donation, to everyone that joined, cheered us on, for every positive message and for sharing (and designing Andrea Leech 😉) our post and story. A big shout out to our support vehicles and my nifty husband Gerald Guther who had to sort out a mechanical bike issue halfway through the ride 🙈 You all rock! Together we raised a whopping $4180 for this amazing organization ❤️🐶🐱 Remember, it's never too late to donate and save lives through sterilization 😊 Have-a-Heart Namibia Swakop Charity Shop Geesche Neuburg Steffi Ermann ...
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3 weeks ago

Have-a-Heart Namibia
Our Raffle was a huge success! Thanks to all our supporters who sponsored the prizes as well as every single person who bought a raffle, we were able to raise an amazing N$ 5 760.00. This will enable us to change 8 more lives and welcome them to our Have a Heart Family. Thank you to tannie Koti van Wyk and Waltraut for all the effort with selling raffles.#spayandneuter #savinglivesthroughsterilisation #cats#dogs ...
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3 weeks ago

Debbie Giannios
Hi.. my elderly aunt lives in Swakopmund.. she does not have any other income apart from her state pension.. she has a female doggy that needs to be spayed would you be able to help her ...
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