Mozambique Animal Protection Society was started by myself in 2008 and at that time was the only registered Animal Welfare Ngo in Mozambique.
We have one shelter in Maputo and employ 2 kennel staff and one veterinarian. We receive no government funding and rely entirely on donations for all our running costs, outreach programs and educational work.
Mozambique with a population of 23 million people is ranked 172 out of 182 countries on the Human Development index with 90% of the population living on or under US$2 per day and 63% of the population living in rural areas. Animal welfare and human well-being are inextricably linked. Mozambique also depends on its animals from small scale chicken farming and dogs guarding homes, to large scale safari tourism. There is no AW legislation in Mozambique and very little understanding of animals and their needs. The stray dog populations are on the increase, rabies is endemic and a growing problem.