Zambezi Animal Welfare Services
The Zambezi Animal Welfare Services (ZAWS) was set up in 2014 by a group of friends keen to improve the welfare of domestic animals – mainly dogs and cats – in the Livingstone area. Their aims are to reduce the populations of feral dogs and cats, have a healthier, controlled population of owned dogs and cats, and to educate the local population on animal welfare, dog bite avoidance, and on “one health” concepts – the concept that human health, animal health, and environmental health are all closely linked and co-dependent.
The organization’s activities to date include mass vaccination and veterinary treatment outreaches in urban and rural areas, spray and neuter campaigns, educational visits to schools and clubs. The team has rescued over 100 dogs and 65 cats, most of which have been re-homed.