Impi arrived for the first time in New Caledonia in 2015. Little did we know it would be the start of our animal welfare projects on the outer islands and that we would come back 4 times to this beautiful island group.
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. In 2019 animals in outer Noumea and in Lifou were helped and in 2021 a team of vets provided some much needed help on the island of Mare. 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 collected by Penny Cairns and money graciously given by Impi’s friends and followers. A big thank you to you all.
We are looking forward to New Caledonia opening its maritime borders so that we can do more. Whilst waiting for this to happen we would like to thank Mike Tidwell for creating this song about our work. All royalties for this song will be donated to animal welfare in New Caledonia. So generous of you Mike, thank you!
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