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Wild dog luncheon at Mukuvisi, fun day at Rain Tree

In 2011, a very successful “Safari Soirée” African Wild Dog fundraiser was held in Mukuvisi Woodlands.

by Rosie Mitchell

In 2012, another fundraising Wild Dog film show with supper and talks also drew a good crowd. If you missed one or both, now is your chance to enjoy this year’s grand event, a luncheon in Mukuvisi Woodlands entitled, A Taste of Africa.

With Tony Vas and his chilled-out saxophone sounds, Lee Vermaak’s divine cuisine, wines donated by Painted Wolf Wines, presentations from the region’s pre-eminent wild dog experts, and a magnificent scenic setting with wildlife gliding by.

This is an event not to miss on June 29 from noon to dusk, tickets on sale soon at Mukuvisi Woodlands, The Framing Centre Borrowdale and Avondale, and Veldemeer’s in Arundel Village, proceeds will go to Painted Dog Conservation and Lowveld Wild Dog Project.

There will be spot prizes, an auction, and an art exhibition entitled Essence of African Wild Dog. The following day, June 30, sees a further fundraiser; a Half Marathon Trail Run through the Woodlands, and a Fun Bike Ride, at 9am.

Aware Trust fundraising fun day at Rain Tree — June 9
Aware Trust is holding a fun fundraising event on June 9 from 10am to 4pm, generously hosted by Rain Tree in Umwinsidale, with activities for children, interesting stands to visit, and plenty of entertainment.

Hellenic School has come on board to support Aware’s efforts and their talented musicians will provide great entertainment.

Refreshments will be available so make a day of it, bring the family and find out more about what Aware Trust does.

The Animal and Wildlife Area Research and Rehabilitation (Aware) Trust is run by volunteer vets and focuses on conserving wildlife habitats and on wildlife welfare, rehabilitating wild animals injured by human and human activity, and containing disease threats to wildlife emanating from domestic animals living adjacent to game areas. To achieve these broader goals, Aware carries out domestic animal welfare activities, since people, domestic animals and wildlife inevitably affect each other.

Improving the health of domestic animals adjoining wildlife areas benefits the animals through vaccination, population control and better quality of life.

It also benefits their owners, dependent on these animals for subsistence livelihoods, reduces their need to poach from wildlife areas, and better controls diseases transmittable both from animals to man, and from domestic to wild animals, which poses a huge threat to adjacent wildlife, especially wild carnivores.

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