Happy new year dear friends and followers! Impi is starting to plan for the long way home to South Africa where we left on 14 November 2011. It took us 21 days to get across the Atlantic to Brazil: A leap into the unknown, that was the start of many adventures.
Little did we know that we would come back 4 times to a small island group called New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean and get involved with animal welfare. We met some amazing people, not least the sailing flying vet Guy Kane, who got involved with us and started helping one dog called Moose. This small gesture towards an abandoned animal grew into a an animal welfare program aimed at helping dogs and cats on the outer islands where there is no or little help for small domestic animals.
In 2018 Impi has been able to help 200 animals on Ouvéa and Ile des Pins. This has only been possible through joint work between the Province, the volunteers from the Society of Protection of Animals, Guy Kane, the flying sailing vet, the sponsorship of the Down Under Rally and money graciously given by Impi’s friends and followers. A big thank you to you all. Our latest project is documented in this movie.
Due to our plans to complete our circumnavigation we have decided to stop fundraising for animal welfare in New Caledonia although we have left some seeds behind. Joint work between the SPA and province will lead to further support for animal welfare in the outer islands.
We wish them well!