Support CCF by sponsoring a Cheetah or Livestock Guarding Dog (LGD). Sponsorship starts at a minimum donation of $5.00 and we are grateful for any level of support for sponsorship.
Each cheetah costs CCF approximately US$5,000 per year to feed, house, and provide veterinary care at CCF’s headquarters in Namibia and Somaliland.
Each LGD costs CCF approximately US$1,000 a year in veterinary care and farmer support training programs. These costs include food, vaccinations, new-owner support, veterinary care and long-term monitoring.
Resident Cheetahs Namibia
Sponsor an individual cheetah in Namibia. The following cheetahs are available for sponsorship and are being cared for at CCF’s Headquarters in Namibia. These cheetahs came to CCF as orphaned young cubs, injured adolescents, or they were kept as pets and turned over as adults. For multiple reasons resident cheetahs would not be able to successfully care for themselves in the wild so they cannot be released.
Resident Cheetahs Somaliland
Sponsor the resident cheetah program in Somaliland. The cheetahs at CCF’s Cheetah Safe Houses were brought in as orphaned young cubs. Some were turned over to authorities due to human/wildlife conflict and some were confiscated due to the illegal wildlife trade. For multiple reasons these cheetahs would not be able to successfully care for themselves in the wild so they cannot be released. Updates will be provided twice per year at the program level, updates on individual cheetahs are not possible at this time.
Livestock Guarding Dogs
Sponsor the Livestock Guarding Dog Program in Namibia. CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dogs are at the core of its efforts to address the human-wildlife conflict that threatens the cheetah. The Anatolian shepherd and Kangal dogs, raised and bred at CCF Namibia headquarters, are placed with Namibian farmers. Updates will be provided twice per year at the program level, updates on individual dogs are not possible at this time.
The dogs protect livestock from cheetah attacks, barking loudly whenever they see a cheetah or predator, scaring the big cats away. Farmers no longer need to kill cheetahs to protect their livestock and their livelihood.
Most farmers report an 80% to 100% reduction in livestock kills by cheetahs and other predators.
Since 1994, CCF has placed hundreds of livestock guarding dogs, with more and more puppies born every year. The puppies bond with their herds and protect the herds from predators. Most farmers with dogs from CCF report dramatic reductions of livestock losses due to cheetahs and other predators. In turn, this helps the farmers implement improved livestock management techniques and encourages the farmers to co-exist with cheetahs instead of removing cheetahs from farmland.
Farmers are so eager to adopt puppies and use this livestock management technique, there is a long waiting list for dogs. Please become a conservation partner and assist in covering half or all of the annual costs in caring for and raising these working dogs.