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The BIG FIX Uganda, a project of Central Valley Coalition for Animals

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To improve the health and welfare of animals and people and to promote good human-animal bonds.

Results: Over 60,000 animals treated, 5,500 surgeries performed, 350 village field clinics, 143 schools visited with animals welfare education (reaching over 80,000 students); 19 current Animal Kindness Clubs; 30 Comfort Dogs trained/certified and placed with war trauma survivors.

Target demographics: improve the health and well-being of animals and people and to promote good human-animal bonds

Direct beneficiaries per year: 9,058 animals treated and 1,362 surgeries performed by our vet services department and we held field clinics providing services and education in 56 villages.

Geographic areas served: Northern Uganda, an area still recovering from 20 years of war

Programs: veterinary service (we run Northern Uganda's only veterinary hospital, open 7 days a week/24 hours a day; operate village field clinics; provide rabies vaccinations and spay/neuter), community dog rescue and re-homing, animal welfare education, school and community outreach, Animal Kindness Clubs, and The Comfort Dog Project (which uses dog companionship to assist war trauma survivors suffering from PTSD symptoms).

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lyndsay S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

One evening I read a story on NPR that changed my life. It was the story of The Big Fix Uganda. After reading I new I needed to reach out to help support. I feel lucky to be a part of donating dog collars and leashes to them. They are a great example of my business model for Le Sniff Collars. They have expectational staff that work to support dogs but also people. This is bigger than just providing spay and neuter, this is giving both humans and dogs the chance to feel safe and have unconditional love. I will always support this organization as long as I can and as long as my hands can sew.

1 kingjake

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Big Fix has a BIG heart for the animals and people of Uganda serving so many with so little. This lean and efficient operated organization punches way above it's weight. The impact on lives both animal and people is truly inspiring and recharging to stay in the fight. Thank you to all the donors and our dedicated Ugandan staff working hard daily to help carry out the mission of The Big Fix - I'm proud to work with them.

Bobby
VP Big Fix Uganda

Client Served

Rating: 5

I manage a non-profit in Gulu, Uganda where The Big Fix is located. I am well aware of the work they do in the villages vaccinating dogs and educating people on taking care of their dogs. Most people here don't have the extra money for their dogs. The work they do is so important and valuable to people here in nothern Uganda. I've even use them to take care of our goats and dogs.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been a supporter of this charity for several years and give a monthly donation, for some reason the work they do strikes a chord with me. I went down to Uganda to volunteer with The Big Fix in September of 2017 and was blown away by what they’re doing on a shoestring budget. My $50/month goes so far down there, made me realize how good we have it in the US and that perhaps, I should make coffee at home and donate the money saved by forgoing the coffee shop to the Big Fix. We did so many things. An animal field clinic where dogs and cats were vaccinated, dewormed, and given flea and tick meds. By the way, flea and ticks are an epidemic down there, they need those medicines badly! I spent over an hour pulling ticks off of a sweet dog named Rosie, never seen anything like it in my life. We went to an area that has never received any veterinary services and provided rabies vaccines to 486 dogs in ONE day! Those vaccines aren’t cheap, I’m so impressed with the way the Big Fix provides all of this free of charge to the people who come to the field clinics. Some of these people walked 15 miles to get to us! I could go on and on about everything they do, the 21 Animal Kindness Clubs with the schoolchildren, the Comfort Dog Project with war survivors, spay/neuter, vaccinations, education, the weekly radio show they do that reaches over 2 million people people in Uganda, Southern Sudan, and Rwanda; wholeheartedly support and can attest to the ethics of this NGO.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The programs that this nonprofit provides is amazing! They touch so many people with their services. The education they offer the children for animals is great and also the dogs they train for those with PTSD is a blessing.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Big Fix Uganda is a wonderful organization and I am so proud to be associated with it. They provide rabies vaccinations, spay/neuter, general vet care, and very importantly, focus on the interaction between humans and companion animals in Northern Uganda. They run programs in schools to teach compassion and have an unbelievably innovative program that pairs war survivors afflicted with PTSD with companion animals in need of a home (The Comfort Dog Project).

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Donor

Rating: 5

This great organization brings desperately needed help to the animals and people of Uganda. That's awesome!!!!

1 Marie J.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

This AMAZING nonprofit brings a much needed help to Uganda veterinary services ❤️❤️❤️

2

Donor

Rating: 5

The BIG FIX Uganda allows people to get much needed veterinary services for their dogs and cats that would otherwise not be available to them. Through the BIG FIX's Outreach Program to local schools, children are taught the value of animals and how to properly take care of them. I especially like how the BIG FIX finds companion dogs for veterans who suffer from PTSD to help them re-acclimate into society.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter went to Uganda in 2012 and learned about the need for veterinary services and animal welfare education in the former war-torn region of Northern Uganda. She partnered with Makerere University Vet School and founded this organization and tens of thousands of people and their animals have been helped as a result. She volunteers her time, working 50+ hours a week, and has done so for 5 years, to help create and fund these programs. This is a true grassroots organization operating on a shoestring budget and accomplishing a lot.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit that brings desperately needed veterinary services to impoverished Uganda. Very effective use of nonprofit funds directly benefiting needy animals.