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Our First International Vet Team Visit - Far Vets

In March 2022, CPI conducted its first intensive CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Release) event in Freetown - with the aim of ensuring 75% of females in the Wilberforce area were sterilised.

A team of two vets and four vet students from the charity, Far Vets, based at Cornell University in the USA, came out to Sierra Leone to deliver the surgeries.

Previous Interventions

Wilberforce Phase 1 - Freetown,Sierra Leone

May 2021 - Aug 2021

Phase 1 Wilberforce Village intervention plan, was led by the Freetown City Council’s Animal Welfare Unit. CPI was to support spaying 70% of the female dog population. 

Our goal was to spay 45-56 female dogs and happy to report that we have superseded that and spayed 60!

Our achievements:
•    Total impact of 161
•    Spayed 60 female dogs, which is 92% of the counted and 75% of the estimated female dog population.
•    Provided 101 animals with medical care

CPI’s contributions to the intervention:
•    Data Collection 
•    Community engagement 
•     Medical Intervention 
•    Catching
•    Spay & Post Surgery Monitoring
•    Release

Community Rabies Vaccination Program


Freetown,Sierra Leone

May 2020

Partnering with the Sierra Leone Animal Welfare Society (SLAWS) to carry out community rabies vaccination programs in the community of Spurview.

Vaccinated 15 to date.

Community Humane Dog Population Management & De-worming Program
Freetown,Sierra Leone


May 2020 - Jul 2020

Partnering with local vet, Dr Bangura & team to carry out community sterilisation & deworming programs in the community of Spur View, Kingdom Hall & Bonga Town.

Dewormed: 17  Dog Population Management: 12

Sterilisation and Vaccination of 150 Dogs
Hulu Langat,Malaysia

Nov 2020 - Oct 2021

Targeting the street dogs of Semenyih, Malaysia. 

CPI supported local organisation PATH by funding the sterilisation of 150 female dogs.

Mahabalipuram Sterilisation Program

Chennai, India

Aug 2021 - Dec 2021

In Mahabalipuram there is an estimate of 200 street dogs.

Mahabalipuram is a town in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, best known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 7th- and 8th-century Hindu Group of Monuments. It is one of the famous tourist sites in India.

To date, CPI has supported the Madras Animal Rescue Society (MARS) by funding the sterilisation of nearly 100 dogs.

Shelter Dogs Sterilisation Project 

Chennai, India

Feb 2021 - May 2021 

Spaying the female dogs at the Madras Animal Rescue Society (MARS) Shelter.

CPI supported the sterilisations of 7 dogs.