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Animals Fiji Looks For A ‘Proper’ Home

Animals Fiji is working on securing a piece of land in Nadi to build its permanent veterinary clinic. Since launching the ‘Our Buy a Brick Campaign’ last April to buy
07 Mar 2015 14:13
Animals Fiji Looks For A ‘Proper’ Home
Norway-based vet Dr Anja Tollefsen at the Animal Fiji Nadi Clinic. Photo: Animal Fiji

Animals Fiji is working on securing a piece of land in Nadi to build its permanent veterinary clinic.

Since launching the ‘Our Buy a Brick Campaign’ last April to buy the land, Animals Fiji has raised $169,000.

Animals Fiji co-trustee Casey Quimby said, “Currently we are working with lawyers to buy a property – two acres with already existing basic buildings.”

She said the cost of the land was $180,000.

Animals Fiji Nadi Clinic, operated by the West Charity Trust Society, which provides emergency care for sick animals, has three months to find a land to operate from or it will be forced to close.

Since last July, the clinic has been operating from converted shipping containers on a temporary borrowed piece of land at Lot 2, Azmat Khan Place in Namaka.

“We used $90,000 from the $169,000 raised so far to build a temporary clinic so we did not have to close our doors. An additional $30,000 was used to buy much needed medicine and supplies,” Ms Quimby said.

“Currently there are 92 animals in shelter, not to mention customers bringing their pets for veterinary care.”

Meanwhile, the Animals Fiji Fur Ball Fundraiser will be held at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa next Saturday.

Other future events include vets Dr Holly and Dr Hugh from the United Kingdom who will be travelling to Ovalau next week and later in the month or early April at other places like Lautoka for ‘out clinics’.

The USS Mercy, a US military ship, will be offering Veterinary Services in collaboration with Animals Fiji in Suva between June 8-10 and Savusavu between June 11-18.

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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