We are proud to join hands in assisting with donations to Every Living Thing, Dar es Salaam’s only animal shelter. A Novel Idea is taking in preloved books and donating sales of these books to the shelter.
In difficult times there is sometimes little to no empathy left to spare for animals. Teaching kids to have compassion and empathy for furry, feathered, and finned friends is vital for preventing cruelty to animals as well as in raising them to respect and treat those who are different from them with kindness. Children fostered to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind, and considerate in their relations to each other. Teaching our kids to respect and protect even the smallest and most despised among us (in Tanzania dogs and cats are seen as dirty and diseased) is one of the most important life lessons that we can pass along to them. It helps them learn to value one another—and it prevents violence. Animals as pets can also help children who are experiencing hardship and act as a form of therapy. Sometimes an animal may be the only source of unqualified, unearned affection that some children ever have.
Please support this amazing and very worth while shelter.. drop of your Pre-Loved / Used books at the bookshop at Slipway. We will keep the local community of book readers fulfilled and up to date with hundreds of new titles, and help in keeping many more dogs and cats healthy , happy and sheltered.