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The construction of our veterinary clinic is progressing very well!

Today, the power system, the ceiling, the windows are fixed and so is half of the plumbing. Most of the tiles have been set. Outside the clinic the walls have been plastered and a huge concrete topping was built. We still need to paint the walls & the night rooms and to place the lights.

We have already talked about the kind 2018 contributions of different partners ( Columbus Zoodu Zoo de La Palmyre and  Pro Wildife ) and this time we are happy to announce the wonderful support of two other sponsors who have helped us previously : the French Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AFVPZ) and 1620 Capital.

When starting the first steps of last year’s vet clinic project, we introduced the  ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE DES VÉTÉRINAIRES DES PARCS ZOOLOGIQUES (AFVPZ) which is an association  of  zoo veterinarians from many French speaking countries. They all work together for a same goal: the welfare of animals living in zoos.

In a recent post, we also mentioned an Australian company,  1620 Capital, which has sponsored actions in Perth to raise awareness about J.A.C.K. and its rescued orphans. In addition to this, earlier this year, 1620 Capital  offered medication to our chimpanzees.

Many, many thanks to the team of the AFVPZ , to Mr Jason Brewer and to 1620 Capital for their wish to be part of this huge building project. It is a privilege to work with all of you! Your valuable support is really appreciated and is helping J.A.C.K. more than you can imagine!

Thank YOU for THEM! 

The building of a Veterinary Clinic is a huge project for J.A.C.K. and, today, we are proud to announce you the precious contribution of the  ZOO DE LA PALMYRE, a French zoo that has been supporting our sanctuary since 2009!  J.A.C.K.  is extremely grateful to the Zoo, its team and  donors for their participation which enables the project to take huge steps forward!

Every day, new buildling material is acquired and J.A.C.K.’s team of artisans does its utmost to reach its goal: the building of an exceptional Vet Clinic! So far,

– the ceiling has been fixed;

– drains were built for waste water and for storm water;

– all the plumbing works have been done;

– the first tiles were set ;

– a concrete sqeed was built at the entrance of the clinic;

– and the external walls of the building are being roughcasted.

More works still have to be done (painting, windows, lights). We remain confident and convinced the Veterinary Clinic of J.A.C.K. will be nice and -of course! – extremely practical!!

The Congolese Sanctuary, its team and residents wish to thank again Mrs Florence and the Zoo of La Palmyre for their interest, for their trust and for their will to provide these orphaned creatures with the best care!

Many, many thanks for making this dream of a vet clinic at J.A.C.K.  come true!

Last year, thanks to the amazing support of its partners and sponsors, J.A.C.K. launched the so awaited building of its small veterinary clinic.

This year, more has to be done to finish the works : the complete electrical system must be fixed, water pipes must be added, walls painted, windows, tiles  and ceiling installed. Also, the sanctuary would love to purchase the basic equipment for its laboratory, but it all depends on the donations collected/received.

Today, we  can say that some works of Phase 2 have started and that our team of artisans (bricklayer, painter, electrician, plumber & welder) is now back on the building site !

A few days ago, we talked about the contribution of the Columbus Zoo in this project. This time, J.A.C.K. is very happy to announce that the German wildlife organisation,  PRO WILDLIFE,  has again accepted to support our DCR sanctuary!

 

Last year, and thanks to Pro Wildlife’s precious help, (1) young chimpanzee male Doguy had an eye surgery  and (2) funds to cover food supplies were donated too. Our German Friends and their supporters have been of great help – many, many, many thanks again to all for their interest in our action!

As mentioned above, Phase 2 has been launched recently : trenches were dug to put electrical cables, the whole electricity system is being fixed and  walls were coated. No works are on the agenda and we will keep you updated!!!

J.A.C.K. is extremely excited to see the works starting again and is more than impatient to see the final result!

Dear Christine, Sandra and all the team members and donors of Pro Wildlife, thank YOU all so much for your trust and for your wish to provide our rescued furry friends with the best living conditions!

Without YOU, J.A.C.K. wouldn’t be able to give THEM all what THEY need!

Thank YOU for THEM!

Last year, thanks to wonderful sponsors, J.A.C.K. managed to launch the first steps of a very important project at the sanctuary: the buildling of a small vet clinic!

By end 2017, a nice construction had been completed leaving all the finishing works for 2018: plumbery, painting, electricity, tiles, etc.

Today, we are extremely pleased to announce a new sponsor has showed interest in taking part in this great development since the Columbus Zoo indeed accepted to contribute to Step 2 of the veterinary clinic of J.A.C.K.! Our team is very excited to see the final works start; especially J.A.C.K. vet team who has already inaugurated the theater for different veterinary issues.

J.A.C.K.  is thanking Jennifer and all the team of the Columbus Zoo for its trust and interest! Our sanctuary can’t do everything on its own and needs  sponsors and partners to offer its furry residents the best care!

Again, many, many thanks for your precious 2018  support which will help us start Step 2 of our Veterinary Clinic!

 

Robyn is an Australian teenager who did some volunteer work at the sanctuary a few months ago. Passionate about wildlife and primates, she flew back home with many great souvenirs in her mind and with the determination of doing her best to support her new furry friends!

This is how, despite all the work she had at school, Robyn managed to organise a fundraiser in Perth, the city where she lives! Thanks to her father, Jason, who is working for 1620 CAPITAL in the DRCongo, Robyn managed to insert J.A.C.K. Sanctuary in the flyer of a famous football event that took place in Perth on March 25th. Yes,  our Congolese Sanctuary indeed shared a whole page in the GLORY DAYS OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME with the Perth football team, PERTH GLORY, as both are being supported by 1620 CAPITAL!

A wonderful idea which enabled Robyn to spread awareness on great apes and J.A.C.K. during an important event and which helped her fundraise 500USD for her chimpanzee friends!

Dear Robyn, thank YOU so much for all that you do for LUNA and the other residents of J.A.C.K. Your Love and Help are greatly appreciated and represent a lot tho THEM!

Also, many, many thanks to Jason and to 1620 CAPITAL for their wonderful support and interest in our action!  Your aid helps J.A.C.K. provide its rescued oprhans with he best care!

Thank YOU all for THEM!

 

Throughout  year 2017, and thanks to a good friend of J.A.C.K., Patrick Pools, our sanctuary took part in a competition named “We love your project”. This event is organised every year by EDF Luminus,  an energy producer in Belgium, which offers the chance to its employees to put forward the charity they work in as volunteers. Since Patrick grew up in the DRC and had helped J.A.C.K. in finding funds, he wanted to introduce J.A.C.K. to his colleagues and friends through this annual ‘We love your Project” event.

The competition started early 2017 and ended in November 2017. Patrick was J.A.C.K.’s representative and did his utmost to make our chimpanzees win the second price of the competition!

Yes, thanks to Patrick’s determination and the kindness of his colleagues who voted for him, our sanctuary won 3000 Euros to buy a generator for its brand new Veterinary Clinic! A wonderful present, isn’t it???

Today, J.A.C.K. has bought the so awaited generator which will help in the Vet Clinic (power failures). Also, because this generator can be used as a welding machine, it will enable J.A.C.K. to continue the further metallic developments at the sanctuary (building facilities, etc.)

Dear Friends of EDF Luminus and dear Patrick, we at J.A.C.K. thank YOU all for this wonderful present!! Know that it will help us a lot!!!

 

It’s been several years now the VINMART FOUNDATION is supporting our sanctuary as its sponsorship helps us by medication but also some cleaning products to keep our complex (night facilities, kitchen, etc) neat and clean!

Remember, a few weeks ago, there was a huge flu outbreak in the main group and most of our big boys were badly sick. All of them were coughing; some members had fever and one even needed antibiotics since he had a severe throat infection.

Thanks to the VINMART FOUNDATION, J.A.C.K. managed to buy antipyretics, syrups & antibiotic tablets and the sick residents thus had all the needed veterinary care!!

The VINMART FOUNDATION started its action in 2012 in our Katanga Province and works to promote the well-being of the local communities through different kind of projects such as Education, Youth, Agriculture and also Water & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Health and Environment. J.A.C.K. sanctuary is lucky enough to be part of its Environment program and is extremely grateful for the Foundation’s regular support!

Thank you all again, dear Friends of the VINMART FOUNDATION, for caring so much about our furry friends!

For the last 12 years  our sanctuary has gone twice through arsons. One of these cost the lives of two baby chimpanzees sleeing in their nests. Despite investigation, we still don’t know who commited these criminal acts but one thing however remains certain: once you deal with law enforcement, you not always get friends around you!!!

This is the reason why security of our residents but also the security of our couragous team is a priority to J.A.C.K!

Two armed Rangers from ICCN  (DRC Wildlife Authority) patrol day and night at the sanctuary. J.A.C.K. can assist them today (food, allowance, etc) ony thanks to the great support of IPPL (INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE) and its wonderful donors who accepted this year (2018) to sponsor security at J.A.C.K.! Their help is extremely welcome in the current periods of unrest. Two nights ago, three intruders entered J.A.C.K. and were chased by both Ranger Kindala and Ranger Mwewa!

Great THANKS to IPPL team and donors but mainly to Dr Shirley Mc GREAL, an exceptionnal lady with a huge heart who has always believed in us and in our work! Her contribution has helped J.A.C.K. achieve amazing things for its furry residents!

Thank YOU for THEM!

The INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE is dedicated to the Conservation and the Protection of world’s primates and is helping primate sanctuaries all over the world among which J.A.C.K.

Yes, IPPL has been supporting our DRC chimpanzee since 2010 and many developments have already taken place at the complex thanks to this wonderful institution!

In 2017, for example, the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE supported the building of a small Veterinary Clinic. This awaited project is important because at J.A.C.K. our orphans have always had surgery on a plastic table in the open air or in an improvised container… J.A.C.K. mission is to offer the best care to its rescued residents and, therefore, such vet building is like a dream coming true!

The building is made of 5 rooms: a theater, a pharmacy, a laboratory, a nursery room and a necropsy room. Also, the chimpanzees have 4 big rooms where they can be kept isolated for observation and/or recovery. We are extremely proud to show you the architectural lay out of the Clinic which has been kindly offered by Mr Mbachi Kaluba from 3bd Architects.

Other sponsors took part in this beautiful project: the BRIGITTE BARDOT FOUNDATION, the ZOO OF LA PALMYRE, AMIKAT, the RESERVE AFRICAINE of SIGEAN and the AFVPZ, the French association of zoological garden veterinarians.

Dear Dr Shirley and dear IPPL team and Donors, J.A.C.K. Sanctuary and its furry ‘kids’ are extremely grateful for your priceless support and wish to thank YOU all from the deepest of their hearts! Without wonderful donors like YOU, the DRC chimpanzee sanctuary wouldn’t be able to give these orphans the best care and living conditions!

Thank YOU for THEM!

It’s been more than 8 years now that the WORLDWIDE VETERINARY SERVICE is doing its best to support J.A.C.K.

This year, our Sanctuary was donated great  equipment to provide the best vet assistance to its residents : needles, syringes, tourniquet, gauze, bandages, face masks, surgical gloves, etc.

This wonderful donation has been possible also thanks to the MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST  which kindly funded this contribution for J.A.C.K.

Great equipment that is always extremely useful in this part of the world!!!

Most of this equipment has of course recently been used during the latest veterinary intervetions and J.A.C.K. feels very grateful to WVS for this valuable and well appreciated support!

Thank you again, Leanne, Tess and WVS, for your wonderful help!

Also many thanks to the MARCHIG ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST for its support and wish to be part of our action in the DRC!

Thanks to all of you, our orphans are having the best vet care they deserve!!

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