PATA is a registered non-profit association in Maputo, Mozambique. It was founded in 2012 by a small group of women who wanted to reach disadvantaged communities that otherwise had no access to veterinary care. Rabies is an ongoing problem for Mozambique and the most effective method to combat this deadly disease is to vaccinate dogs & cats that roam freely amongst these communities. Due to the lack of general education on the subjects of animal health & safety and zoonotic disease, we weren’t sure how we would be received by the community. On our first outreach, we had 37 animals brought to us for vaccination and deworming. Our second pulled in 109; our third 216 and consistently we were reminded that these communities are desperate for this vital service and eager to learn more about protecting themselves and their animals.
In addition, our frustration with the traditional shelter model of rescue encouraged us to opt for a pro-life foster network approach which would enable us to take in the more severe cases of abuse and neglect. We see every one of our rescues as individuals, equally deserving of a chance of a healthy and happy life. We’ll go to the ends of the earth to rehabilitate and rehome. In fact, when a particular case is outside of our capabilities, be it medically or behavioraly, we’ve been able to place them in specialized centers as far as California, Toronto and Ohio. Our commitment to these animals is deep and focused and stems from our love for all creatures great and small.
WHAT WE DO
Saving one dog will not change the world,
but surely for that one dog the world will change forever
Promote and provide rabies vaccinations and sterilization to animals in areas with unaffordable or unobtainable veterinary services.
Educate animal owners and the general public as to animal welfare, basic animal care and health & safety when around animals.
Provide veterinary and behaviour assistance to the rescues that come under our care and responsibly rehome
Everything PATA does is for the 2- and 4-legged disadvantaged community, but we can only do this through communities of support. Whether that’s the public that donate, or the vets that support us, or the schools that carry our message.
PATA is “for communities… through communities”
WE RUN SOLELY ON DONATIONS
That's right! Since we don't receive any corporate or government funding, we rely solely on YOUR generosity!
Any and all donations are incredibly valuable to us, so please consider making a donation today!
Our local bank details are as follows:
Account Name: Associação de Pessoas Para o Apoio e Tratamento de Animais – Moçambique
Account Number: 6635178410001
NIB Number: 000800006635178410180
SWIFT Code: CGDIMZMA
Alternatively, use the links on this page to make a donation via PayPal or email us to offer your business or goods!
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
With our limited resources we are unable to respond to every emergency rescue case. If you have found an animal in need of help we advise you take the animal to the nearest vet clinic for assistance. If possible, take photos and/or video of the rescue and send to us for review. We will assess how we can help and be in touch with you. Until such point that we officially take on the animal please note that all veterinary accounts will be for the rescuer to pay.
Remember, we are 100% volunteers. We do not get paid for our work. We all have jobs and families as well as our own pets, so please be kind, be patient and know that we are doing our best and will get back to you at our earliest opportunity.
The quickest way to reach us is by messaging us on Facebook
Please note: we do not have fixed premises as we are a foster-based network. We operate primarily in Maputo, Mozambique and should you be interested in meeting with us or viewing our available animals please contact us to arrange a visit.
Our wishlist continuously evolves, so get in touch if you'd like to donate supplies!
However, we are always in need of the following essentials:
Dewormers (Drontal or Milbemax); Flea treatments (Frontline; Revolution; Advocate; Advantix); Kitten & Puppy milk formula; High quality food (Orijen/Acana; Hills; Royal Canin; Eukanuba; Iams)
PATA Making an Impact Like Never Before!
d3 Foundation Helped Us Save Thousands!
We are overjoyed to share the incredible news that during the month of May, PATA was able to provide 155 animals from low/no-income homes within the Polana Caniço A area of Maputo with free veterinary care!
All of these animals were sterilized, vaccinated against rabies, dewormed and received flea/tick prevention. Most of these animals had never seen a vet before and some will need further treatment over the next few months for ongoing treatment for diseases such as transmissable venereal disease (TVT) which requires weekly chemotherapy. Most of the dogs we saw had erlichia (tick bite fever) and so went home with a months worth of antibiotics. All animals were given a small bag of food and a whole lot of love throughout their experience.
This amazing opportunity was made possible thanks to a very generous donation from the D3 Foundation! D-3 Foundation is a 501(c)3 private philanthropic foundation established in 2003 in Houston, Texas. This inspiring organization supports and develops programs that relieve hunger, provides safe clean drinking water, provides educational opportunities for young people, and develops opportunities for employment and economic advancement in the United States, Africa and South America.
We are privileged to be a recipient of their funds for this groundbreaking effort in Maputo, Mozambique!
Offering free sterilization for the animals of our disadvantaged community is the single greatest impact we can have towards reducing the suffering and hardships associated with over population of domestic animals. With this funding, 155 animals will no longer have unwanted litters and when you consider that over the course of 6 years 1 female dog, her mate and their offspring can produce as many as 67,000 dogs - you can just imagine how many hundreds of thousands of animals we’ve saved through this initiative!
We are immensely proud of this achievement and incredibly grateful to our donors for awarding us this opportunity as well as to our dedicated veterinary partners & volunteers that worked tirelessly pro bono to make this a success!
Please take a look at the incredible work done by d3 Foundation by visiting their website www.d3charity.org