The definition of ownership of dogs is a bit different here compared to Europe and many dogs walking freely around Sal may seem like strays but are in fact owned. These dogs are at risk from removal and/or poisoning and unfortunately, many families here cannot afford to register their dogs or provide them with collars to show that they are owned.
We are providing a free registration scheme which will help to determine the true number of street dogs and would like to be able to give collars to all the dogs that are owned. In January there will be a free sterilisation & vaccination clinic on Sal and treatment will only be given to registered dogs wearing collars.
We are busy making home-made collars from discarded rope, but we will not have enough for the number of dogs we anticipate will be treated.
If you have any old collars and leads or you are able to buy inexpensive ones in your country, Capeverdian families and their pets would very much appreciate them. Any size or style welcome.
|Billy with his new home-made collar|
If you have a veterinarian or a petshop near you maybe they will let you put a collection box at the till. (People could also leave tick and flea treatment which is badly needed).
For an address to send any donated items to please email info(at)cvcatsanddogs.org (replace at with @)