Inyatsi Swazi Frontier further assisted the Nginamadvolo community (where previously it constructed the Sokhula Pre-School Care Point and Sebenta Adult Education Centre) by hosting a Rabies Vaccination and Animal Welfare Clinic in March 2018.
Inyatsi Swazi Frontier mountain bike stage race sponsored the drugs so that 108 dogs and cats were treated by SAWS in conjunction with 3 Government Vets (Drs Ndlangamandla, Kunene and Simbai from Mbabane and Piggs Peak). Students from Waterford United World College assisted the Government Vets at the Clinic as part of the school’s community service program.
The Clinic was free to the community and ran from 08h00 until 14h00. All animals were vaccinated against Rabies, de-wormed and also sprayed against ticks and fleas.
Dogs were also given their 5-in-1 vaccination.
When mountain biking through some of Swaziland’s remotest parts, we have come across many animals in dire need of care and so we have included SAWS as a beneficiary of our social footprint.
SAWS is a self-funded, non-profit making organization dedicated to promoting animal welfare in Swaziland. It is run by a volunteer committee and minimal salaried staff who care for the rescued animals 24/7 at its bases in Mbabane and Manzini.
SAWS promotes education and awareness about animals: one of its main objectives is to encourage empathy with animals and so a change in attitude regarding their treatment.