K9 Unit Healthcare

The SAWC’s anti-poaching successes on the ground have increased exponentially in recent years. Our K9 Unit, combined with well-trained field rangers, aerial support and community engagement, makes for an innovative and successful four-tiered approach to countering poaching. Our on-leash and off-leash scent and detection hounds work well in a rugged and challenging terrain. Breeding and training ensure that they give 110%, whether it’s a training exercise or a live deployment. 

To perform at their best, it’s vital the dogs are kept at peak condition. The costs  of running this unit and keeping the team employed - especially given the impact of COVID-19 - are high. Medical aid for the dogs will bring down our vet bills while ensuring the dogs always have access to the best care. 

It costs just R4800 to cover one dog per year, and we have 30 Dogs. That means for R144 000, ALL our dogs are covered!

The College is appealing to as many people as possible to help by donating towards the required target. In lieu of a donation, you can show your support by becoming a fundraiser for the charity and spread the word and extend the reach of the campaign! 

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    Katie Nicolle

    R6,792* raised

    * Includes funds from other sources.
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    Lesley Diane Greyling

    R1,050 raised

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    Dianne TippingWoods

    R200 raised

3 Fundraiser projects


  1. Bridget Vlakancic

    23 February

  2. Anonymous donation

    14 February

  3. Mats Bergholm

    13 February

33 Donations

Fundraiser projects

3 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for Southern African Wildlife College

By Lesley Diane Greyling

Hi! As many of you know it is my BIRTHDAY this weekend! Anyone that knows me, knows how much I lo...

10.5% Completed
R1,050 raised
R10,000 Target

I am raising funds for medical aid for the dogs in the Southern African Wildlife College's K9 Unit. R2400 covers one of their dogs for 6 months.

By Dianne TippingWoods

I'm taking part in Giving Tuesday 2020 to raise money for Southern African Wildlife College, who ...

8.33333333333333% Completed
R200 raised
R2,400 Target

I am raising funds for Southern African Wildlife College

By Katie Nicolle

Hello friends! I'm taking part in Giving Tuesday 2020 to raise money for the Southern African Wil...

70.75% Completed
R6,792* raised
R9,600 Target
* Includes funds from other sources.