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|Title:||Businesses Rush to Help Hunting Dog Appeal|
|Author:||Yorkshire Wildlife Park |
|ID & Publication:||20111011006 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
BUSINESSES are clamouring to pledge their support to Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s campaign to help save Africa’s most endangered large carnivore, the painted dog, from extinction
Posters and collection boxes are being put up in vets and businesses across South Yorkshire so that their animal-loving clients will offer their support to help the fund reach its goal.
Doncaster's YWP, which has 3 of the rare Painted Dogsdogs, is raising funds raising funds to send a veterinary task force out to Zimbabwe for a 14 day trip to carry out vital work to save the endangered Painted Dogs breed.
The vets will hold clinics around Hwange national park, vaccinating domestic dogs in the area which are carrying diseases such as rabies and distemper that are deadly to the Painted dogs.
YWP needs to raise an estimated £12,000 and has joined forces with Painted Dog Conservation and Wildlife Vets International to make this project happen.
YWP’s Cheryl Williams said:’We are delighted with the level of support from local businesses and especially vets.It is a big boost to the campaign.
‘The Painted Dog is one of the most amazing and intelligent animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
‘Famed as relentless and successful hunters, yet they are one of the only animals that will care for the injured, the old and young, bringing back food and tending their wounds. Their whole survival depends on the dogs working together. Persecuted in the wild by man, they now face a silent danger from disease passed on by domestic dogs. Every donation, however small is critically important.’
You can donate to the fund via paypal by visiting the website www.painteddogsos.com/
The SOS Painted Dog Campaign is just the latest in a stream of conservation projects YWP is involved with in its mission to preserve and protect endangered species.
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