About Us

Taveuni is the 3rd largest of the 300+ islands in Fiji. It is known as the Garden Island. Unfortunately Taveuni has limited veterinary care for the 20,000 local villagers. There are NO animal shelters, rescues, or animal control. Sadly due to poverty, ignorance, and no other options, it is the custom of the villagers to routinely dispose of the females at birth by drowning, burying alive, or just throwing them
into the bush. This is their only perceived method of immediate animal birth control.

Taveuni Animal Lovers has sponsored periodic veterinary care missions to Taveuni for the past 6 years offering free spaying and neutering (focusing more on spaying) for the underserved Fijian villages. Education about basic animal care is provided as many natives have NO idea about proper animal husbandry. Since most villagers have
little to no transport, it is our mission to come to them to provide this education and care.

As there are no charitable vet services for the indigent Fijians in Taveuni, we recruit volunteer vets, arrange and procure most supplies, drugs, scheduling, logistics, meals and accommodations to serve the 26 villages of Taveuni on a rotational schedule. In conjunction with Pacific Islands Animal Welfare Organization, we have spayed/neutered 800+ animals, with the majority being females. (Mostly dogs & cats). To date, within 6 years, we have conservatively reduced the number of unwanted births by 75,000. 

As a charity, we are in need of veterinary/medical supplies which we ship annually. Financial donations and sponsorship are also welcomed and vital for our missions to continue.  We have incurred dramatic expenses acquiring basic supplies due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Please help by donating. For more information contact julie@taveunianimallovers.org