Type of Organization
Since 2016, Hoedspruit Animal Outreach (HALO) has been improving the lives of community dogs in the rural communities around Hoedspruit. These impoverished communities have no veterinary facilities and the well-being of the dogs is totally dependent on HALO. They help an average of 3,500 dogs in the five communities they serve: LeBoeng, Tswenyane, Manoutsa, Willows, and The Oaks. All these communities are surrounded by nature reserves, where animals like leopards, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, and lions roam freely. Because rabies is still a big concern in these communities, their vaccination program is of huge importance for domestic animals, their owners, and wildlife.
HALO also conducts weekly outreach in the communities where owners bring in their dogs for a veterinary check. All dogs brought by the owners receive free vaccinations, deworming, and treatment against external parasites. Dogs that need further treatment are taken to the HALO camp.
SPCA International applauds the work done by HALO, and after hearing that they needed help relocating their facility in order to continue serving the community, we knew we had to help. We are proud to support their work and enable them to aid the animals and people who need it most.