Painted dogs, also sometimes called African wild dogs, are incredibly social creatures. The dogs rely on each other and are one of the only wild species that care for their sick and old. However, the dog population has been threatened by poaching, road kills, and mining and logging activities that destroy habitat. There were once as many as 500,000 dogs across Africa, but now only 6,600 dogs are thought to remain. Zimbabwe, where Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) is headquartered, is one of the last strongholds.
If you’re interested in learning more about these beautiful wild cousins to man’s best friend, we’re pleased to pass on a unique opportunity with a leading expert. Join us on April 11, 2015 at Kachina Vineyards in Healdsburg, California where PDC’s Managing Director, Peter Blinston will take us on a journey of the painted dog and its relationship with the people of Zimbabwe.
“The sole purpose of our existence is to create an environment where the dogs can thrive.” – Peter Blinston
Painted Dog Conservation works closely with local people to provide income from other sources and to develop in local people an appreciation for the dogs and the value of conservation. From its children’s bush camp, which brings hundreds of children each year to connect with nature, to a rehabilitation center that cares for injured or orphaned painted dogs, everything that PDC does is carefully designed to create an environment where the dogs can thrive.
Plan a Wine country getaway and help Africa’s Painted dogs
Saturday April 11, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Kachina Vineyards – 4551 Dry Creek Road – Healdsburg, CA
Admission $100 per person ($75 per person with Bushtracks discount)
100% of proceeds from this event go directly to Painted Dog Conservation.
Reserve Your space by Monday, April 6, 2015 online or by calling 415-202-6381
The first version of this article was posted on 6 Mar 2015 at 11:45 AM.