MoU to promote a culture of healthy animal and human relationships

Animals Fiji. Picture: SUPPLIED

ANIMALS Fiji has partnered with Projects Abroad Fiji to promote animal welfare and humane population control.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the two organisations to help influence a culture of healthy animal and human relationships.

Through the partnership, international volunteers would assist the team at Animals Fiji in Nadi and also help organise and aid in monthly outreach clinics to neuter dogs in the community.

Karishma Nandan, the country director of Projects Abroad Fiji, said the organisation had become a voluntary partner with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) earlier this year.

“This aims to create partnerships with local organisations and people to promote long-term sustainable development,” she said. “The partnership with Animals Fiji will contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs by 2030.”

Co-founder and managing trustee for Animals Fiji, Casey Quimby, said she hoped the new relationship would help replicate the effects of humane population control not only in Nadi but other parts of Fiji.

Volunteers would also be able to take part in surveys carried out in communities to determine the population of domestic animals and create awareness on animal welfare

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