IMPROVING ANIMAL HEALTHCARE THROUGH INSPIRATION, EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT
Startling statistics indicate that the majority of unscheduled visits to veterinarians are actually preventable. Add to that the rising number of preventable animal diseases left untreated, one soon realises that there is a huge need for educating and empowering our communities in the primary and preventative healthcare of animals across the spectrum.
The very same need seems to be on the increase within the agricultural sector and the media often sensationally reports on the daily challenges wildlife conservationists have to face and endure. It seems however that most efforts in combatting this dire situation are aimed at treating the symptoms rather than addressing the root cause.
ANIMAL HEALTH TV is a non-profit company that was created to support owners with solutions to care for their pets, animals and livestock. Spanning a variety of topics, ANIMAL HEALTH TV strives to help owners avoid preventable injuries and disease, provide basic first aid when problems do occur, and to know when to seek help from professional animal healthcare service providers.
ANIMAL HEALTH TV is a duly registered Non Profit Company with registration number K2016145492
The 3 founding partners are all qualified and experienced in their respective fields, i.e. animal health and well-being, video- and television production, programme marketing and -sales, as well as event- and activity management. Through their combined skilled effort, the dedicated team members are committed to achieving ANIMAL HEALTH TV’s vision and mission.
By living out their individual purposes, they will assume the position of leaders and teachers, inspiring owners and communities and teaching them how to responsibly take care of our world and the creatures in it, whether they are companion animals, farm animals or species in the wild.
METHODOLOGY – ANIMAL HEALTH TV
ANIMAL HEALTH TV’s main purpose is to establish media platforms and create content that will not only inform and entertain, but also inspire, educate and empower animal owners in the primary and preventative health care of their animals. We aim to reach all categories of animal owners, from companionship animals to livestock, game and other wildlife. We sincerely and truly believe that it is each and every owner’s responsibility to see to the humane needs of their animals.
Inspired, educated and empowered communities that take responsibility for the primary and preventative healthcare and wellbeing of their animals.
OUR CORE VALUES
ANIMAL HEALTH TV will be guided by and strive to adhere to the following values:
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
-To acquire and manage funds, goods and services for the establishment of various media platforms to support animal healthcare education and empowerment. This will include a satellite TV Channel, an Internet TV Channel as well as live video broadcast/streaming of events to all role players in the animal healthcare and wellness industry.
-To educate, practically equip and empower individual animal owners in the primary and preventative healthcare of their own animals.
-To develop and support educational outreach programs in various different communities across South Africa.
-To engage all spheres of life with humane educational activities and primary animal healthcare lesson plans.
-To provide leadership for determining standards of humane treatment and primary healthcare of animals.
-To serve as an informational resource to owners for the primary healthcare treatment of animals.
-The development of educational online (internet) and television programmes and relevant activities to support animal healthcare.
-To become humane educators and develop outreach programs in different communities.
-To become involved in managing problems caused by animals that pose risks to human health or safety.
We know that so many people share our vision and our message of compassion, care and love for animals to all current and future generations.
For corporates and individuals that share our vision we have developed various opportunities to partner with us in making this world a better place for animals to live in.
We will also launch and support a number of fund-raising initiatives that will create the necessary income streams, products and services needed to implement and maintain the various programmes and activities.
Through the help of our generous sponsors and supporters we will be able to support several important projects identified to help us achieve our set objectives. As we continue to raise more funds, our portfolio of initiatives will expand, bringing forth more opportunities and also granting more animal owners access to valuable help and resources.
To achieve the set objectives, various important collaborations in the areas of animal healthcare and internet / television production will be established.
This will include collaboration with all Institutions across the world that offers free education in animal health, forensic practices, as part of their Africa Assistance Programs and where practical with Onderstepoort (OVAH) and UNISA.
We are in currently under the hospice of AgriSkills SA busy developing accredited courses in Animal Health and Welfare from NQF Level 1, which can lead to NQF 8 (Ph.D.) if the need exist with associations and other partners.
EASY STEPS TO GET INVOLVED – MAKE A DIFFERENCE
HOW CAN YOU ASSIST US TO HELP ANIMALS IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA?
With so many widespread problems facing animals, it takes all of our collective efforts to confront all these obstacles and change things for the better.