Greater Good Street Dog Sanctuary launches Fiji Street Dog Hero program

Greater Good Street Dog Sanctuary launches Fiji Street Dog Hero program

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 02/12/2022
[Image: Greater Good Foundation]

In its efforts to keep Fiji’s only street dog shelter from closure, The Greater Good Foundation has launched a new regular supporter program and they are calling for assistance.

The Foundation says stray dog numbers in Fiji remain at crisis levels and the work of the organisation has never been more essential.

It says back in July, many supporters asked them if they could make a regular monthly donation.

Spokesperson, Mohammed Khan says they have launched a new monthly giving donation feature on their website.

The secure monthly donation feature allows supporters to sign up to be a Greater Good Fiji Street Dog Hero.

The Fiji Street Dog Hero program is for all animal lovers, whether in Fiji or overseas, who are sickened by the terrible suffering and cruelty and want to do something to help.

Since 2016, The Greater Good Foundation has run Fiji’s only sanctuary for street dogs housing up to 200 stray animals.

The Great Good works in the community providing emergency care to sick and injured dogs and directs all spare funds to neutering (desexing) street dogs to reduce the population of starving and suffering animals.

The Foundation receives no government funding, relying purely on donations from animal lovers in Fiji and overseas.

In July, as funds ran out, The Foundation faced the prospect of closure and made a desperate appeal for support to keep its doors open.

The Foundation says the response and support from this appeal was amazing and the organisation was able to survive the immediate crisis and keep going.

Over the last few months, Greater Good has made progress in reducing Fiji’s explosion of street dog numbers but the organisation's existence remains on a knife edge as it struggles month to month to cover operating costs and to keep going.

Spokesperson, Mohammed Khan says they are so grateful for the lifeline to continue their work in 2022 and over the past 4 months they have been able to neuter (desex) 285 street dogs.

Khan says as one female dog can produce 100 puppies over a lifetime, they have prevented thousands more dogs being born to roam the streets.

He says they have also conducted 32 mercy missions to rescue dogs with shocking injuries including cane knife attack victims and have given shelter to 12 Mummas and puppies who are now safety housed at the shelter.

They have also been able to continue with the feeding and care of over 200 dogs they provide a home to at their Tavarau shelter.

The new monthly donation will help feed and care for over 200 homeless dogs every day as they have nowhere else to go, support the street dog neutering program, provide funds for urgent veterinary treatment for injured and abused dogs and support the community program giving families in hardship the help they need to feed and care for their pets.

If you have room in your home and your heart for one more family member, please consider adopting a Greater Good Foundation rescue dog.

The Foundation says there are dozens of friendly, gentle and healthy dogs who have been neutered and are ready to join your family.

You can also join their street dog feeding program or help transport dogs for medical care.

You can get full details on our Hands Across Fiji section of our website, fijivillage.

To find out more, contact the Greater Good via Facebook, email or call 864 0200.

Westpac Bank: The Greater Good Foundation Account # 9807083630 BSB: 039002 Swift Code: WPACFJFX MPAISA: Business Options, #22223 Or MPAISA directly to 864 0200

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