World Animal Day - a special opportunity for everyone who cares about animals
World Animal Day in Uganda
Start Date :September 26, 2017
End Date :October 4, 2017
Time : 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Contact Name:Sarah Schmidt
Location : Uganda - Gulu
WORLD ANIMAL DAY 2017 IN UGANDA will feature a number of special activities including:
FREE VETERINARY CLINICS FOR ANIMALS IN PAJULE SUBCOUNTY, PADER DISTRICT
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.
PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
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.
World Animal Day in Uganda featured a parade with over 300 people, marching band, and loudspeaker truck playing the WAD theme song "Larema", in Gulu. More than 30 dogs and 250 primary school children representing 18 Animal Kindness Clubs participated in the parade. The parade was followed by school competitions in drama, music, dance, and poetry - all original creations of the Animal Kindness Clubs to convey the "Larema" theme, that animals are our friends.
A community dog washing event was held in Pece on 1 October to prepare for the World Animal Day celebration. 176 dogs and 1 cat were washed at the event.
World Animal Day was a very memorable event for all involved and we hope to make our celebration in Uganda even bigger and better in 2018! Come join us as an international volunteer for The BIG FIX Uganda in 2018!
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