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SPAW team visit Tonga for the third time this year

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/08/2018

A team from the South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) from New Zealand this week conducting clinic for animals at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Livestock Division in Tokomololo.

The team is comprised of veterinarians and nurses. They are conducting various treatments as well as surgeries for the animals that the public bring in.

Victoria Chapman, organizer for the SPAW team – says the turnout so far has been great to see.

Chapman, who is on her third visit to Tonga with SPAW, says the growing number of animals they get to see each visit is an encouraging indication that the animals in the country are getting better care.

Meanwhile ‘Ana Pifeleti from the Livestock Division says the SPAW teams visits every year are extremely beneficial as Tonga currently lack the resources and expertise to carry out the crucial work the SPAW team conducts.

Pifeleti says care for animals is important as it also benefits humankind and the environment.

The SPAW clinic is continuing this week at the Livestock Division in Tokomololo and will conclude on Friday.

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