Animal Saviours are thrilled to announce that we are offering a unique opportunity to join a team of conservationists at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa, to assist in dehorning some of their rhino and learn more about African wildlife conservation on the front line. This seven night trip of a lifetime includes airport transfers from Johannesburg Airport to the reserve, all meals during your stay, and a plethora of bush experiences, including, game tracking and anti-poaching demonstrations, and talks from wildlife and conservation experts throughout the week. There will also be multiple game drives during the trip, giving you the chance to observe and learn about all the animals who call Mankwe Wildlife Reserve their home and there will be a day trip to the Pilanesberg National Park, where you will have the chance to see the Big 5. The pinnacle of your trip will be the opportunity to assist in the mammoth task of tracking, sedating, and safely removing a horn from a white rhino. During the dehorning process you will be able to observe these magnificent animals up close, touch their skin and listen to them breath and get a deeper understanding of why it is so important to protect and preserve this amazing species.
The professional equipment and personnel required to perform the dehorning safely, which include a helicopter, experienced pilot, dart guns and specialist veterinarians, is essential for the procedure to be performed safely and quickly but is it an expensive process. Your visit to Mankwe Wildlife Reserve will not only be a rare and unforgettable experience but your support will help fund this extremely costly, but necessary, dehorning procedure as well as the anti-poaching teams who protect the rhino day in and day out.
The size of the Animal Saviours group will be limited, so it will be important to register your interest as soon as possible. The cost for this seven night experience will be £980 per person, excluding flights to Johannesburg, dates will be from April 29th to May 6th 2023.
For full details of this once in a lifetime opportunity please visit the Rhino Conservation Expedition page of our website
This year we are happy to announce that Willows Hedgehog Rescue will be benefitting from aid with their veterinary care from Animal Saviours. For the last 10 years Willows has been rehabilitating injured and vulnerable hedgehogs, with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. Hedgehogs are under increasing pressure as their habitat shrinks and Willows important work is more important than ever. You can learn more about Willows and what you can do to support their work here: https://www.willowshedgehogrescue.co.uk.
We are also continuing to support Penny Ha’Penny Horse & Pony Rescue, the work of Sue Penny is an inspiration and you can find out more about the work of the charity here: http://www.pennyhapenny.org.
UPDATE: July 2019
Care For Wild Update:
After another visit to Care For Wild Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, Animal Saviours has pledged to continue supporting this amazing cause. This year we’re raising funds to help CFW build another shelter and enclosure to house an additional K9 anit-poaching team member.
We have also managed to get the fabulous Sandra Raw of Worcester Dogs and the Clever Dogs Company on board to help us with fund-raising. Sandra is also passionate about rhino conservationand works closely with Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa. Where she has been instrumental in training their K9 anti-poaching unit in how to track scent and blood trails.
Care For Wild Update:
Animal Saviours are happy to report that in collaboration with local UK charity A1 Petline and South African Veterinarian, Dr. Albertus Coetzee, the four guard dogs in service at Care For Wild Rhino Orphanage in South Africa are now each protected by a yearly Veterinary Careplan.
These Careplans will ensure that these vital members of the Care For Wild team receive regular parasite prevention, health assessments and vaccinations. Which are all essential to keep these brave dogs fit and healthy, meaning they can continue their job of protecting the endangered Rhino’s in the largest Rhino sanctuary in the world.
We would like to thank Beryl Romano, of A1 Petline, for her tireless and enthusiastic fund raising efforts and Dr. Albertus Coetzee, of Westacres Vets in Nelpruit South Africa, for his dedication to the plight of the increasingly endangered African Rhinos.
Fund Raising Update:
A huge thank you goes out to Anne Hardisty for raising a significant sum of money for both A1 Petline and Animal Saviours. Anne raised the money by having her head completely shaved, with all the sponsors contributions being donated to A1 and Animal Saviours. We can’t thank Anne enough for her efforts, she is a STAR!