Did you know? Every cat or dog you sponsor to be sterilised will prevent around 67 000 dogs or cats over the next 6 years!
We adopted our two dogs, Quincy and Rue, or my fur babies as they are affectionately known, in 2016. At the time it was a no-brainer that we would adopt from a shelter. We did find our two dogs, and we paid an adoption fee. This included the vaccinations and the cost of their sterilisation. I knew the importance of them getting sterilised when I saw how many dogs needed forever homes! That being said, when I came across this campaign, I knew I had to spread the word.
Did you know in South Africa, there are no state-run veterinary hospitals or clinics. The South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) supports responsible pet ownership and understands the special human-animal bond. The SAVA has developed Community Veterinary Clinics (CVC) to help disadvantaged pet owners with basic animal care.
The CVC is a project where private veterinarians donate their time and skills to disadvantaged communities and those who don’t have access to veterinary services. Their main activity is primary health care, including vaccinations, parasite control and sterilisations, as well as promoting awareness and education.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown regulations, many South Africans have fallen on hard financial times. The South African Veterinary Association Community Veterinary Clinics (SAVA-CVC) has launched a permanent project titled “Subsidise A Pet Sterilisation Project”
Subsidise A Pet Sterilisation Project” alongside the SAVA-CVC (South African Veterinary Association Community Veterinary Clinics). The objective of the project is to offer a chance for a higher- or middle-class citizens the chance to subsidise a pet’s sterilisation for a lower-income family. The goal for SAVA-CVC is to enable lower-income families to experience the joy of owning a pet, as a responsible pet owner.
All donations qualify for an 18A Tax certificate to ensure your donation is tax-deductible,
For more information, and updated picture of pets in need of sponsorship, visit SAVA-CVC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/communityvets
Here are some of the pets and owners you can help;
Love and Light,
- SAVA Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/communityvets