Remember we told you a few weeks ago about the Zimbabwe animal shelter facing shut down? It’s not out of the woods yet! It’s still an EMERGENCY! Nearly 500 dogs, 145 cats, three horses and a donkey will be homeless if we don’t act now!

The animals live at the Friend Animal Foundation (FAF) in Harare, Zimbabwe. But the shelter is running out of money and the animals have nowhere else to go. The authorities say nearly all will be euthanized – unless we can provide help.

The clock is ticking FAST!
We cannot let this happen! We MUST STOP THIS NOW!

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! We're working around the clock to PREVENT POSSIBLE DEATH for nearly 500 dogs, 145 cats, horses and a donkey. We MUST SAVE THIS SANCTUARY! 1

FAF was founded by Jean Friend, who created a haven for neglected and abused animals. Sadly, Jean passed away, and her animals are now on Death Row. We just can’t stand by and let this special place close – the animals will have no hope.

The sanctuary is now run by Lorna Olivier and a small team of dedicated animal lovers, but in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, there is no way they can keep financing the shelter on their own. They turned to us for help.

Our team rushed to the shelter and saw for ourselves how desperate the situation is.

There were so many pairs of sad, yearning eyes, watching us through the rusty wire fences as we walked by each enclosure.

It breaks our hearts to think all these animals could end up dead.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! We're working around the clock to PREVENT POSSIBLE DEATH for nearly 500 dogs, 145 cats, horses and a donkey. We MUST SAVE THIS SANCTUARY! 2

If they are to be saved, we need to show the authorities the shelter can be saved. These animals need food, medical care, and better living conditions right now. The authorities have now told us that they will work with us but that if conditions don’t improve, most of the animals will be euthanized.

It’s a race against time because we know our supporters would want to do everything possible to prevent the killing of innocent creatures. You can help by donating right now.

COVID has caused Zimbabwe’s economy to collapse, and the number of abandoned dogs has skyrocketed because people can no longer afford to feed them. As a result, FAF has been unable to find a forever home for a single dog in 15 months. The situation is so desperate that Lorna has to keep 63 special-needs cats in her own home to make space for all the new animals they have received.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! We're working around the clock to PREVENT POSSIBLE DEATH for nearly 500 dogs, 145 cats, horses and a donkey. We MUST SAVE THIS SANCTUARY! 3

WE HAVE A CHANCE TO SAVE THEM ALL!

If we can provide food and medicine to sustain the shelter, we can keep it running and encourage rehoming efforts. Hopefully, when the COVID crisis finally passes, things will return to normal and the shelter will once again be self-funding.

For many of the animals, the shelter is their forever home.
There is nowhere else for them to go.

The animals of this haven need you: dogs like Bessie, who arrived with an injured leg. The only way forward is an expensive operation, but she will still be able to have a happy life after the surgery. But, without our help, the authorities will kill Bessie!

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! We're working around the clock to PREVENT POSSIBLE DEATH for nearly 500 dogs, 145 cats, horses and a donkey. We MUST SAVE THIS SANCTUARY! 4

Even more heartbreaking is that the authorities will kill older dogs first. These are creatures in their golden years for whom FAF is their forever home. They should be finding gentle love, not a killing needle.

Please find it in your heart to donate generously todayevery second wasted could mark another life we could have helped. The animals are not the ones at fault and should not be the ones to lose their lives in these sad circumstances.

If we can raise enough money, the haven will once again be a place of safety for abused and unwanted creatures.

Please help us now.

For the animals,

brian and gloria

Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Founders
Network for Animals

P.S. We immediately rushed emergency funding and have bought valuable time, but we URGENTLY need to raise more. We are currently doing everything we can to support the shelter during this distressing and tragic time, but we can only do all that must be done to save lives with your help.