Animals Fiji Savusavu Secures New Clinic

Opening tomorrow, the local community had been invited to attend.   Animals Fiji continues to play a vital role in ensuring the health of Fijians and their animals. The animal
26 Apr 2018 10:00
Animals Fiji Savusavu Secures New Clinic
Dr. Alex Buonpane – Veterinarian (left), with Luisa Tikoinanaivi – Vet Assistant at the new office. Photo: Animal Fiji

Opening tomorrow, the local community had been invited to attend.


Animals Fiji continues to play a vital role in ensuring the health of Fijians and their animals.

The animal welfare organisation is operated by the West Charity Trust Society—Fiji charity registration #889 and has secured a new and more accessible location for its Savusavu clinic in the Northern Division. The clinic’s reopening is tomorrow.

Co-Founder and Managing Trustee Casey Quimby said: “Savusavu is the main operation of the charity organisation’s animal welfare and veterinary service programmes in the Northern Division.

“It was opened in 2013, where it operated out of the Savusavu Marina until earlier this month. This new permanent location ensures continuity and longevity for veterinary services in the Northern Division,” she said.

Animals Fiji provides emergency care for sick animals and plays a vital role in the management and control of Fiji’s feral cat and dog populations.

“It is currently the only veterinary or animal welfare organisation in the Western and Northern divisions and relies on donations to function as it receives zero Government funding,” Ms Quimby said.

The event tomorrow will include a traditional ‘Kasiviti na vale’ (house warming) to open the new location and use it as an opportunity to publicly thank sponsors, supporters, and clients who have contributed towards the success and flourishing of the clinic over the past five years while operating in Savusavu.

Animals Fiji acknowledges the generosity of the Naqaqa Giving Foundation for donating the space, Fulton Hogan Hiways for the gravel path, Jean Michael Cousteau Resort for material and labour, L’Adenture Dive Shop at Jean Michael Cousteau for labour and Anderson Fong and Sons Limited for help with the cabinets and countertops.

The opening celebration is scheduled for 5:30pm and it is open to the entire Savusavu community to attend.

Animals Fiji has five clinics – Nadi (since 2012), Savusavu (since 2013), Lautoka (since January 2016), Labasa (since January 2016) and Taveuni (since January 2016).

Meanwhile, the nine-hole Plantation Island Resort fundraising golf day for Animals Fiji is on Saturday.

“This is to help animal welfare in Fiji. All proceeds will go to Animals Fiji and assist us continue to provide basic animal welfare and veterinary services at our five clinics and outreach services,” Ms Quimby said.

Prizes are for best team score – 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Nearest to the Pin – hole #4 and Longest Drive – hole #1.

The event is sponsored by Gold Sponsors: Plantation Island Resort, Malolo Cat, Fiji Gateway Hotel, P Meghji Trading Limited, AJYNK Group, and BSP.

Silver Sponsors: Malamala Beach Club Fiji, Pacific Destinations, Chemdry Chemicals.

Bronze sponsors: Captain Cook Cruises, Fiji Coconut Vodka, Marriott Resort Fiji Momi Bay, Westpac, Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji, and Bakels.

Edited by Naisa Koroi


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