THE PEOPLE’S DISPENSARY FOR SICK ANIMALS (SA)
We have just donated R10000 to the PDSA. Here is a bit about their fabulous work.
The PDSA (SA) is a welfare veterinary health care service provider – much like a state hospital for people – with the differences being that our clients are animals whose owners cannot afford private veterinary healthcare. We do not receive any government funding and rely solely on fundraising, donations and sponsorships.
The PDSA does not engage in prosecution cases or in the re-homing of animals, rather, we focus our resources in the provision of the best welfare veterinary health care service possible, for animals whose owners, are from poorer communities. We strongly emphasize and insist on the sterilization of animals – to prevent unwanted litters and to improve the health of the adult animal – we sterilize animals on a daily basis, in each of our hospitals and undertake spay campaigns in areas, where there are no veterinary services available. The PDSA (SA)’s achievements include the fact that, we treat at least 200 000 companion animals each year. Without our intervention, these animals would not have received any veterinary treatment.
The Head Office, with a central administration, is situated in Bridgetown, Cape Town. We have three hospitals situated in George, Cape Town (Bridgetown) and in Soweto (Pimville). We have three satellite clinics situated in Athlone, Mitchell’s Plain and Soweto. Our nine mobile units, service 75 poorer communities that would otherwise not have access to any veterinary healthcare service.
The Funds raised, from the various fundraisers, donations and sponsorships are used to provide veterinary health care services, to all those who qualify for this service. Due to the economic climate which has impacted all organizations – the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals have had to impose a scale of tariffs in order to survive the crisis imposed. We remain committed to our communities and no one is turned away because of lack of funds – each case is assessed individually.