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ZNSPCA

Volume 1, Issue 1

AUGUST
NEWSLETTER
1ST SEPTEMBER 2016

THE YEAR SO FAR..

The

greatness of
a Nation can be
judged by the
way its animals
are treated
Mahatma Ghandi

Inside this
issue:
The year so far

Education

Court Cases

Rescues /
reach

Out-

marked increase in the


number of rabid dogs in
most towns and cities and
the human rabies vaccine
is in short supply so stray
dogs need to be controlled. ZNSPCA is now
taking an active role together with relevant City
Councils, in the updating
and enforcing of Municipal By-Laws. This will
promote responsible pet
ownership and reduce the
volume of stray dogs.
ZNSPCA has requested
that all dogs must be
microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. In
order to assist the City
Councils, ZNSPCA wants
all SPCAs to play an
active role in the vaccinating and microchipping of all dogs in
their area. Currently
ZNSPCA are sourcing cost
effective microchips as well
as organizing funds for
rabies vaccination campaigns.

ANIMAL WELFARE EDUCATION . . .


NOW IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM

Kadoma SPCA

Blue Cross 2016

Staff

mation and maintaining


2016 has been a year of
the high standards exgreat achievements for
pected of the team.
ZNSPCA as the SPCA movement in Zimbabwe. In
There has been a signifiMay we held a training
cant increase in stray dogs
course for Inspectors.
across the Country which
Fifteen candidates attend- has prompted most City
ed of which nine passed
Councils enforcing a tie up
the examinations and are
order. This is where all
now certified as Inspectors by the Honourable
Minister of Environement, Water and
Climate. The ZNSPCA
looks forward to another course this year as
there are still not
enough Inspectors to
effectively cover the
Country. To date, there
are fourteen Inspectors
in Zimbabwe. All
SPCA Inspectors
The candidates for the recent
appointment letters
Inspectors training Course
from our Honourable
Minister are now
only valid for a two year
owners are prewarned to
period. This ensures that
confine their dogs and any
the Inspectors return for a dogs found roaming on the
refresher course, thus
streets are shot. Whilst
equipping the Inspectors
this method may seem
with up to date inforextreme, there has been a

ZNSPCA is so proud to announce that the Honourable


Minister of Education has approved the inclusion of Animal
Welfare Education into the
National Curriculum from
Grade 3 (7 years old) to Grade
7 (12 years old).
ZNSPCA has been working on
this inclusion for many years.
The education topics will cover
companion animals, farm animals and wild animals. Every

child in Zimbabwe will be


aware of the five freedoms
and be equipped with the
knowledge he/she needs
to care for all animals.
As all curriculums have
been completed for this
year, the Ministry has requested ZNSPCA put together a presentation of all
topics for inclusion into
the new curriculums. As
stated in The Link, by sen-

sitizing our children with


animal welfare issues, we
are creating a non violent
society for future generations.

ZNSPCA AUGUST NEWSLETTER

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COURT CASES
Security Companies need to
be checked continuously by
our Inspectors.
Recently we have had two
court cases involving Security
Companies.

BLACK HAWK SECURITY

Peace Security pleaded guilty


to one count of animal cruelty. ZNSPCA removed their
German Shepherd dog with a
broken leg that was being
made to work. They were
fined US$200.
Fifteen dogs were confiscated
from Black Hawk Security
Company. One dog had been
left in a kennel to die and
although she received veteri-

nary attention she died two


days later.
The dogs were on a farm just
outside Marondera. Whilst
the ZNSPCA were trying to
remove the animals Black
Hawk Security surrounded the team
and blocked the
road with farm
equipment.
ZNSPCA called on
the Zimbabwe Republic Police who
arrived on the scene quickly.
The accused plead
not guilty to the
animal cruelty

charges but after a lengthy


trial, the Magistrate found the
Company guilty and fined
them US$300. ZNSPCA is
now in civil court recovering
the debt incurred from this
case.

BLACK HAWK SECURITY

COURT CASES
...after a
lengthy trial,
the Magistrate

Twelve pigs were uplifted


from a farm in Mashonaland
area. They had been neglected and been fed low quality
feed.

found the

A docket was opened and the


accused has been charged.

Company guilty

Trial date still to be set.

and fined them

Just outside Harare, a young


bull was abandoned in a
small pen with no water or
food.

US$300.

ZNSPCA removed the bull and


the owner was charged with

cruelty.

videos.

Police are still investigating


the case as the owner is
blaming his staff for not taking care of his animal.

ZNSPCA still have another


three cases involving companion animals pending in court
together with two cases involving horses.

Seal has been featured on our


face book page. She was
uplifted at night together
with another three dogs. She
was tied up with no food or
water and could not move.
She can now stand up and on
the 31st August walked for
the first time. Please look at
our facebook page at her

We will keep you updated on


all our cases.

SEAL

TWELVE PIGS UPLIFTED

ABANDONED BULL CALF

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RESCUES/OUTREACH
The last few weeks have been
busy for the ZNSPCA team.
There were some individuals
snaring dogs near residential
areas. Our Inspectors saved
the dog.
The team finally caught one
of the many puppy vendors
in Harare AND managed to
find the source of the puppiesthe mother has now
been spayed.
A python was rescued in
Nyangait was trapped and
caged when our team came
and with National Parks, released it back into the wild.
Public called us out to pick
up some baby toirtoises that
have been given to a sanctuary where they will be re-

leased back
into the wild
when they
are older.
Our largest
job
donkeys.
ZNSPCA
want to concentrate on
setting up a
harness
programme
to help
these hard working animals
across the Country.
Six horses were rescued from
a diamond mine in the Eastern Highlands

Member Societies Kadoma SPCA


For the last few years,
Kadoma SPCA was illegally
taken over by an exemployee. It took ZNSPCA a
few months through the
Courts to get this individual
evicted, but we are pleased
to announce Kadoma SPCA is
once again open.
We have received donations
of food and blankets so the
animals at the facility are
comfortable.
We have also received a donation of wire fencing that
we are using to repair the

kennels and cattery.


Many years ago, Germisten
SPCA donated this vehicle
pictured here to ZNSPCA. It
is now at Kadoma SPCA and
still going strong! Thank you
Germisten SPCA!

Kadoma SPCA now has a kennel hand and ZNSPCA staff


rotate duties for management and Inspectorate purposes. We are currently setting up a Committee and are
trying to source monthly
funding for an Inspector to
be trained and run the SPCA.

ZNSPCA look forward to


Kadoma SPCA being fully
functional in the near future.
We take this opportunity to
thank Mrs. Sally Nehuis for
her assistance and
dedication to Kadoma SPCA.

ZNSPCA
PLEASE HELP
US HELP THE
ANIMALS..

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Phone: +2634497574
Cells: +263772696311 +263778844196
Email zimnspcahq@zol.co.zw znspca@gmail.com
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INFORM US BY
EMAIL OR
TEXT OF ANY
DONATIONS
YOU MAY
HAVE MADE
SO WE CAN
TRACK THESE
PAYMENTS.

ZNSPCA IS A REGISTERED
PRIVATE VOLUNTARY
ORGANISATION
PVO NUMBER 38/69

Our Member Socieites are:


HARARE
BULAWAYO
MUTARE
GWERU
KADOMA
KWEKWE
CHEGUTU
MASVINGO

ECOCASH MERCHANT NUMBER:


18680

ZVISHIVANE

Web Site:
www.znspca.org.zw

In our next issue we will


be highlighting
Harare SPCA

OTHER NEWS

$9752.00 raised. The entrants chose the SPCAs they


wanted to benefit, and the
monies were distributed as
follows:
Harare SPCA $ 5 116.00
Bulawayo SPCA $1 808.00
Mutare SPCA $2 828.00.

BLUE CROSS 2016


This year there were 23 participants. We commend these
athletes for their dedication
towards the event. A total of

Thank you to the hard work


of Lynne James and the
Mutare SPCA who organized
this event.

Our very dedicated Senior


Inspector Simon Chikadaya
has resigned from ZNSPCA.
The Board and Inspectorate
team wish him a restful time.