Pooches Lead the Way to Save the Rhino

Dog Walk Shawbirch

Dogs have extraordinary abilities that go above and beyond our expectations, and with specialised, intensive training, they can become skilled in many different ways, from leading the blind, helping the disabled and serving on the front line.

In South Africa, dogs are being trained to help fight the war against rhino poaching and they are proving to be extremely effective deterrents in the arsenal against poachers.

The training of protection dogs in South Africa is just one of the many initiatives that our Medivet Saving the Rhino campaign supports and practices are keen to show their commitment to this cause through their own fundraising events.

Earlier this year, the team at Medivet Shawbirch organised a successful sponsored dog walk, where over 20 pooches and their owners took to the streets and walked over two miles to help raise vital funds for Medivet Saving the Rhino.

Excited pet owners and their four legged friends met at the practice where they were greeted by the team of vets and nurses with tea, coffee and cake. This gave the dogs an opportunity to socialise whilst their owners learnt how their money will help fund life-saving projects to protect the rhino.

Children were not left out either, as lots of mini rhinos were hidden amongst the trees for them to find along their route.­­

Rhino in the Trees

The evening was a huge success and with the help of all who attended, over £125.00 was raised for Medivet Saving the Rhino!

Sophie Byrne, Head Veterinary Nurse at Medivet Shawbirch, said: “It was a fantastic evening and we would like to thank everyone that came for their continued support.”

Medivet practices all over the UK will be hosting their own events throughout the year to help raise vital funds and awareness of the Medivet Saving the Rhino campaign. See our Open Days and Events to find a local rhino event near you, or read more about how we are helping the Wilderness Foundation and Dr Will Fowlds protect the rhino. 


Posted July 14, 2015 by Cara Zaleski in Press

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