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World Animal Day in Uganda

World Animal Day in Uganda
World Animal Day in Uganda

  • Start Date :September 26, 2017

  • End Date :October 4, 2017

  • Time : 12:00 am to 12:00 am

  • Phone :+13602599149 

  • Contact Name:Sarah Schmidt 

  • Email 

  • Location : Uganda - Gulu


Event Description

WORLD ANIMAL DAY 2017 IN UGANDA will feature a number of special activities including:

To help the animals in Pajule Subcounty, Pader District, The BIG FIX Uganda has organized 3 days of field clinics to occur in an area where there is a high dog population and there has been a lack of access to veterinary services.  The free clinics will be held on 26 September at Wangduku/Subcounty Headquarters, on 27 September at Alim Trading Center, and on 28 September at Pajule Trading Center.  Rabies vaccinations, de-worming, flea and tick treatment, health assessments by our vet doctors, treatment of wounds and injuries, and animal welfare education will be provided.  The BIG FIX Uganda's team of Field Educators will also teach guardians how to wash and groom their dogs.

We will be promoting World Animal Day through the outreach efforts of our 19 Animal Kindness Clubs, and through radio and television appearances during September.  We are also producing a song which will be re-mixed to help promote World Animal Day and regularly broadcast on radio stations and on public broadcast.

A huge parade will occur on the morning of October 4, commencing and ending at Gulu District Headquarters.  280 Animal Kindness Club members will march along with 30 dog-guardian teams from The Comfort Dog Project, a marching band, and a live moving performance of BIG FIX's "Larema" song which is the theme song for World Animal Day in Uganda.

Smiling Panda event center in Gulu will be the site of school competitions in drama, dance, song, and poetry featuring the original productions of primary schools centered around the "Larema" theme of World Animal Day in Uganda.  "Larema" means "The Friend" and talks about all dogs give to people and why they should be cherished.



Post-Event Summary


Organised by

Sarah Schmidt

Listed in Event Continent: Africa