Everywhere you go, you will find one of these small but strong associations trying to make
a difference. ZAASO is a community-based registered non-profit organisation that rescues,
adopts and provides shelter, foster care, medical treatment and valuable services to
animals in need.
ZAASO is not only fostering stray dogs and mistreated donkeys, they are keeping all our
pets healthy around the island. That’s right! Without them, all our beautiful dogs and cats
would be sick and suffering since finding vets on the island is nearly impossible and when
you do find one, well...
These people start working at 6:00 am and finish around midnight EVERY DAY. Their
passion gives them the energy to keep going forever, and thank god for them, because
they really are making a difference around here. How great are these people!
We cannot all give our time, our job and even our nationality (as the beloved founder did)
to help, but you can donate, you can help them treat our hairy friends.
We know that these days it feels like everyone around you is asking for money, and that
you can never be sure the money goes in the right hands. Well, think again, any small
contribution will go straight to the animals who need it daily, and we can guarantee you
that your money will go a long way.
If you still need any convincing you should visit the “donkey sanctuary” to see how magical
and special this organisation is. They welcome volunteers from all over the world who
come to spend their days doing magic all over Zanzibar, going along and assisting the in-
house veterinarians. Unfortunately, there is a real lack of awareness among people in
Zanzibar towards animal rights, and any aid to deal with mistreated and abandoned
animals is really appreciated.
And we, One Ocean, want to do our part. We care, we are animal lovers and we are
happy and proud to organise our famous “Donkey Dives” and help ZAASO however
we can. Donkey dives are special days when all profits from diving and snorkelling
are given to ZAASO. So as well as giving to charity, treat yourself to a great day at sea,
under the sun, visit some fish friends and help our hairy friends in need. It is the perfect
Visit our facebook page to check our album on our last Donkey Dive! It was a lovely
Saturday, July the 2nd and it was grand! A lovely bunch joined us for diving and
snorkelling, it was nice and sunny and legen... wait for it... dary! Oh yes... over TZS
700,000 were raised in one day for this amazing association, we couldn’t be happier and
we cannot wait for the next one.
So if you are a resident living on this great rock, or simply a passing tourist, join us next
time we’re taking the plunge for ZAASO!