The Animals Fiji Nadi Clinic Battles To Find A New Home
Like all admirable pet hospitals and rescue shelters, the number one focus at Animals Fiji Nadi Clinic is helping animals when they are homeless or hurting.
However, the staff at this hospital and shelter – who have treated approximately 6,500 sick and injured animals, successfully re-homed 960 abandoned pets and de-sexed around 2,300 cats and dogs since opening their doors just two years ago – have a more fundamental problem on their hands: The clinic itself could be homeless in just 147 days.
The Animals Fiji Nadi Clinic, which plays a vital role in the management of country’s feral cat and dog populations, has to find new premises by September 21 or it will be forced to close its doors.
If the clinic closes, there will be no pet doctors in the entire Western Division of Fiji, putting the lives of animals at risk.
This is an especially pro-active organization, and it has established several outreach programs, where teams of volunteers are funded to travel to remote communities to control animal populations and assist injured animals.
These programs alone have reached over 20 communities and have led to 600 animals being de-sexed – meaning that in the long term, more than seven million fewer puppies and kittens will be born.
Following a three-month temporary reprieve from the landlord, the clinic – which is home to between 80 and 100 cats and dogs at any given time – has been issued a vacate notice and the staff are working tirelessly to raise the FJ$300,000 needed to find new premises.
If you would like to make a donation so that the clinic can continue to provide care and shelter of Fiji's precious animals, visit www.animalsfiji.org/buyabrick.