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    Can you help save the African Painted Dog?

    NewsWorld Dog NewsTuesday 25 October 2011

    The African Painted Dog once roamed throughout the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. Tragically, they have been mercilessly persecuted and fewer than 5,000 survive today, making them the continent’s most endangered carnivore. These striking animals, commonly known as wild dogs, desperately need your help.

    The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation funds the work of the Painted Dog Conservation Project, which aims to change public perception through education. The project is now one of the largest employers in the Hwange area of Zimbabwe, and runs anti-poaching operations, removes snares - more than 12,000 in the past few years - monitors and tracks known packs of dogs, and rehabilitates injured animals. Dogs are fitted with anti-snare reflective collars, designed to enable them to wriggle free from a snare around the neck, and to make them visible to drivers. Over a thousand local children visit the project’s bush camps each year, to learn about protecting wildlife and the environment.

    How you can help:
    You can help the Painted Dog Conservation Project by ‘adopting’ Three Spot, a wonderful example of these highly sociable but much maligned dogs, living with his family in the Hwange region of Zimbabwe.

    More information at

    You can ‘adopt’ Three Spot for just £32.
    You will receive:
    ✔ A beautiful mounted print of an exclusive sketch signed by David Shepherd
    ✔ An adoption certificate
    ✔ Information about Three Spot’s history and a fact sheet
    ✔ A photograph
    ✔ A greetings card
    ✔ An update of his progress at renewal

    PLUS... your very own painted puppy toy in an attractive gift bag, if desired.

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