There are only 4 vets in Sierra Leone.

Please help us train more to care for the lives of abandoned dogs.

Many of Freetown’s dogs used to be loved and cared for. Now they are homeless, feared, and at risk of dying needless deaths.

Rabies kills over 59,000 people and countless dogs, each year.

Once infected with the virus, there is no cure.

Killings of stray dogs are on the rise, and even pet dogs die needlessly, because there is currently no way for owners to vaccinate them against rabies.

There are only four vets in the whole of Sierra Leone, and the vaccine is too expensive for many people to afford.

A rabies vaccine and collar that shows a dog has been immunised costs just $4 per dog.

We plan to vaccinate more than 70% of the dog population in Freetown, which will create a ‘herd immunity’ and stop the spread of the disease.

Your donation today could help vaccinate and collar stray dogs, train local Animal Health Technicians or paravets, in immunisation techniques, provide veterinary care to stray dogs, and improve animal welfare by training communities in responsible dog ownership.

You could help stop the spread of rabies.

Please give generously today.

$40 could help vaccinate and collar up to 10 dogs.

$80 could help train paravets in vaccination, veterinary care & dog handling.

$150 could help build a dog rehoming centre in Sierra Leone.

Where your money goes

These figures are in local currency and taken from the New Zealand 2015 audited accounts.

World Animal Protection has been protecting animals for over 50 years and we passionately believe that animals matter. With your support, we’ll go where animal suffering is most far-reaching and animal cruelty is most severe.

In 2015, 94% of funds raised went towards protecting animals in our four areas of work. We can ensure your vital donation is making the biggest impact for animals as possible and is helping achieve lasting change.

* These figures are in local currency and taken from the New Zealand 2015 audited accounts.

  • Programs = 94%
  • Fundraising = 5%
  • Admin = 1%