We’ve been having a conversation with our colleague Laura about Havana’s organization and how they could really benefit from our support. We decided to dedicate space on our website for Havana here.
Who’s Havana anyways?
Woof, I am Havana, a greyhound, and I am in training to soon help people with diabetes (type 1) notice and thus treat especially low blood sugar levels as early as possible. My big family of seven siblings and I were rescued from a township in Cape Town, South Africa. One of my sisters and I were then taken in by “Honey’s Garden For Medical Alert Dogs SA”, the first NGO in South Africa to train medical service dogs.
Woof woof! I live with Laura, a Project Manager at MSS, and I am collecting donations for my cause! Whoever can support Honey’s Garden in my name, donate here. Every little bit helps so I can continue to receive support until the end of my training. Many thanks!
Donate via GivenGain – Donate in EUR, USD, GBP
Donate via BackaBuddy – Donate in ZAR
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