Monday, April 11, 2016

, Desi (ree) Hacker is one of the people in our midst that is really making a difference to the community. She is THE one person that is keeping the Harare SPCA going through all of the trials and tribulations that they are going through. Like many similar organisations in Zimbabwe, there are never enough funds to run things as smoothly as one could. The end result is that corners are cut just to make ends meet. Desi has now decided to put together a small collection of short stories and she is, here, asking for advice and help to meet her new objective. Please think seriously about what you can do to help her. Woof Woof, Mike G.



Ladies and gentlemen

In order to raise awareness of the plight of domestic pets in Zimbabwe and to enlighten you on the incredible work carried out by the Harare Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, I am embarking on a project to put together a collection of short stories that you, as individuals, can contribute to. I will need to find an editor and a publisher to make this possible. The aim is also to sell the book in order to raise funds for the Society, so it can continue to offer solace ,care and veterinary treatment to all the stray and unwanted domestic animals.

With this in mind, I urge you to dig deep into your fondest memories, find photographs, write a short story about your Mutts and Moggies . If you are the privileged owner of a rescue pet or pedigree please share the tales of bravery, loyalty and unconditional love and devotion.                

I have never attempted anything similar before, so I am asking for help and advice to make this possible.  The success of this endeavour will depend entirely on you. It will take nothing short of a miracle to keep the doors to the Harare Spca open to the needy animals and to the owners who do not have the funds to help for their sick and dying pets. The HSPCA is a private, voluntary organization and relies purely on donations and the support of the public and sponsors. I urge you to help, in any way you can. The management , staff, Council members  and volunteers at the Harare SPCA  work tirelessly to rescue, rehome and treat abused and neglected animals. Your contributions this project would be most welcome. I cannot promise that this will be a success and that if it is that all the stories will be included. Bear with me on this endeavour and please be patient for the outcome.

Thank you.

Desi Hacker

I can be contacted on

“ Pets come into our lives to teach us about love,

They depart to teach us about loss.

A new pet never replaces an old pet;

It merely expands the heart.

If you have loved many pets your heart is very big”

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