Livestock Guarding Dogs are Remarkable
The Livestock Guarding Dog Program was first introduced by CCF Namibia in 1994, and has been one of their most successful programs to help save the wild cheetah. This non-lethal predator control method has helped farmers to understand that humans and wildlife can co-exist, and has resulted in many fewer cheetah deaths. Results are impressive: there is an 80% to 100% reduction in livestock loss where guarding dogs are utilized. There is a waiting list of 3-4 years as this program continues to be in high demand by farmers to protect their herds.
New Puppies Need to be Named
On July 10th, Lisboa Bella, a 2 year-old breeding female donated to CCF by the Lisbon Zoo, gave birth to 8 beautiful livestock guarding puppies. Two female puppies that will stay with CCF as breeding dogs in the future have not yet been named.
CCF has granted the naming rights to one of those puppies to us in Canada.
So we thought we’d have a little fun and turn it into a contest to get your ideas for names!
Contest Entry Guidelines:
- The contest will run from October 2-10, 2021
- Each donation of $25 gives you one entry draw and a tax receipt
- To suggest a name, specify it in the comment section of your donation
- To keep with the Canada theme, the name should reflect Canada in some way
If you have any questions, e-mail us at Canada@cheetah.org
Selecting a Winner:
At the end of the contest, we will draw three finalists, and then use social media between October 11-15 for voting purposes of this beautiful puppy. The most popular name from votes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages will be the selected name. And you, the winner, will have bragging rights going forward.