Originally intended as a sanctuary for wildlife animals, Twala has expanded to include domestic animals. Sheep, goats and pigs mingle with a variety of domestic fowl, including chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. The sanctuary works closely with the local community, educating and assisting people with their animals. Every week up to forty dogs are sterilised, fifty are vaccinated and treatment is carried out on sick and injured dogs – for free. All “patients” receive a free meal of chicken and porridge.

“Frail and elderly dogs get extra food to take home. We feed about three hundred dogs every week,” Sarah explains. “Most of the children who bring their dogs to us don’t go to school or even have a decent pair of shoes, yet veterinary care and food for their dogs is all important. Wednesdays are our favourite day of the week because of this wonderful community event.”

Working with the Unified Hearts Trust, Twala provides free veterinary care and food for a local orphanage’s resident dogs, enabling the animals to provide companionship, comfort and protection to the children. Another organisation providing support to Twala is Aware Trust…

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