List of needs for the K9 anti-poaching dog unit - how you can help make a difference


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Oneplan sponsors K9 anti-poaching dog unit - here’s what you can do to help this amazing initiative

If you haven’t already heard the great news - Oneplan has sponsored the crime-fighting dogs and their handlers of Project Rhino’s K9 anti-poaching dog unit with health and pet insurance for one year!

The great thing about this sponsorship is that the health of these incredible dogs and their handlers is of utmost importance as they are constantly putting their lives at risk while fighting poaching and wildlife crime.

s Walking in the wild bushveld for hours on end, flying in helicopters, tracking, detecting, apprehending and saving our country’s wildlife one step at a time. This truly is an initiative of heroes.

What is Project Rhino?

Project Rhino was established in 2011 and brings together like-minded organisation to facilitate rhino conservation aimed at eliminating rhino poaching.

Tell me more about the K9 unit

In 2017, the group decided to create a K9 unit to help fight poaching. The K9 unit currently has 4 highly trained and specialised dogs working hard day in and day out to help bring a stop to rhino poaching and other wildlife crime.

If you want to know a little bit more about these hero canines and their handlers, check out our latest blog post on them. It’s a pawsome read!

The team consists of Gunner, Phoenix, Bonnie Shikar, Bailey and their member in training, Spook.

The reason for this specialised unit of dogs is because these precious pooches are able to detect, track, assist and apprehend the bad guys in the world of poaching.

They can smell even the faintest of scents and lead to successful arrests taking place - something a human is unable to do.

List of needs for the K9 unit

Running a unit such as this is no easy task. The Project Rhino team are constantly hard at work to ensure the dogs and their handlers are fed, cared for and trained to take down poachers.

Did you know that the team relies solely on donations? This means that every little bit counts in making a difference in the lives of this fantastic team.

Here’s how you can help:

1. Make a financial contribution

If you would like to make a direct transfer to the initiative, the bank account details are as follows:

Account name: Rhino Fund

Bank: FNB

Branch: Hayfields (250 655)

Account number: 627 420 16018

Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

2. Sponsor an item on the list of needs

  1. Dog food
  2. Kennels (and fence)
  3. Vehicle
  4. Vehicle insurance
  5. Dog box for vehicle
  6. Leashes
  7. Tyres for vehicle
  8. Metal detector
  9. Accommodation
  10. Tracking harnesses
  11. Check chains
  12. Vehicle radios
  13. Medication and vaccinations
  14. Handheld Radios
  15. GPS collars
  16. Biothane leads
  17. Ball on a string
  18. Webbing
  19. Stainless steel food bowls
  20. First aid kits
  21. Bulletproof vests
  22. Torches
  23. Uniforms
  24. Binoculars
  25. Rucksacks

3. Set up a debit order for each month

The third way you can help the unit is to set up an automatic debit order of R180 or more every month.

4. Add Project Rhino as a beneficiary to your event

Are you putting together an event? Perhaps a ladies lunch? Or something exciting such as a launch for a new product? Or maybe you are wanting to create an event specifically around this incredible initiative?

Adding Project Rhino as a beneficiary to an event you are hosting will help bring a number of people together who can make a sizable donation. This can make a huge difference.

5. Check them out on social media

Catch up, read, share and follow Project Rhino on social media for all the latest updates and help to spread the word on what they are doing.

For a quick donation, click here.

Let’s all work together to help this project do the best they can.

Keep checking our Facebook page and blogs for more information about this!

Yours in hassle-free insurance,


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