One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) is pleased to announce its partnership and grant support from Animal Kind International to implement the new project “Promoting Animal Welfare in Nigeria” – Project PAWN.
Project PAWN seeks to solve the issues of poor animal welfare and animal appreciation in Nigeria; change behaviors, attitudes, mindsets, and actions that perpetuate animal abuse; and facilitate access to animal health and welfare information and services. Therefore, the project will promote humane education and animal health services among animal owners, caregivers, and service providers in Nigeria.
The main project activities will include;
- The establishment of on-site and virtual training on humane education, pet and livestock care, and animal welfare.
- The provision of veterinary services to remote agrarian communities with small-scale pet and livestock animals.
- The launch of an online directory of animal health and welfare service providers in Nigeria
- The establishment of a hotline/whatsapp platform that will provide access to animal health and welfare information and service referrals in Nigeria.
Through this project, we will particularly work with pet owners, livestock farmers, and service providers to increase awareness and education on humane treatment of animals and their welfare, and abolish the perpetuation and norms of animal abuse. We will also connect animal owners to quality animal care and welfare services on-demand and build a community of informed animal lovers and owners who will have improved capacity and empathy to directly improve the welfare and health of their animals.
The project will officially kick-start in September and if you would like to further support this through volunteering or other forms, feel free to send an email to us at email@example.com.