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feral cat colonies and Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release

Companies, Restaurants, Tourism and Government facilities such as military bases, hostels and state hospitals across Namibia have embraced feral working cat groups to maintain clean environments. These cats not only control rats, mice, and snakes but also positively impact employees, fostering loyalty and reducing stress and in return, the company provides them a safe place to stay, food and fresh water.

According to researchers: "Pets can create camaraderie within the workplace and trigger interactions that may not have happened without them. Better communication leads to more trust, a key component in a successful work environment. Trust and communication rival stress and promote productivity, causing improved morale and reduced absenteeism."

But the cats' numbers and health need to be controlled humanely through Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release projects! Have a Heart supports companies that welcome feral working cat groups at their property with free spay or neuter services.

Company cat keeping the staff happy and the environment free of vermin

Information about spay days

Sniffing dog
Dog Ball and bone

We are dedicated to providing free spay or neuter services for dogs and cats belonging to loving and caring owners with low or no income, as well as feral cats across multiple locations nationwide. All animals operated through Have a Heart are vaccinated against Rabies. They also receive parasite treatment to improve their health.

If you or someone you know could use support from Have a Heart for their beloved pets, please reach out to us via email at or through our Facebook page:

To assist you best, kindly provide us with the location of the dog or cat in need. We will respond with all available options and strive to offer help as soon as possible. However, please understand that our assistance depends on donations, vet availability, and volunteer support. While we never turn away animals that qualify for Have a Heart, certain circumstances may affect our ability to help.

Important Note: Our volunteers are NOT qualified veterinarians. If you encounter a medical emergency with an animal, please do NOT contact us. Instead, reach out to your nearest vet immediately.

Herero woman with her dog on a spay day
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