Sponsorships improving the lives of the less fortunate

In our ongoing commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate then ourselves, V-Tech Veterinary Solutions (Pty) Ltd has chosen the Community Veterinary Clinic and Animals in Distress, Midrand as our two sponsorship beneficiaries for the following financial year

Community Veterinary Clinics

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Most of the suffering experienced by domestic animals in our communities stems from preventable infectious diseases, uncontrolled breeding and ignorance.

From a veterinary perspective, sterilisation and vaccination of companion animals are vital to stem the tide of animal suffering in our country.

The SAVA Community Animal Clinic meets the challenge of delivering primary veterinary healthcare to those communities unable to access the services offered by private veterinary practitioners. Educational information has been developed with the assistance of various scientific organisations and experts. This information is distributed to pet owners at the clinics. The knowledge gained through this medium will help to eliminate the root cause of animal abuse (viz. ignorance) and will equip animal owners to become caregivers.

The Community Veterinary Clinics are a non profit organisation providing primary health care in disadvantaged communities that cannot afford or do not have access to basic veterinary services.  They rely totally on volunteers and funding from sponsors and donors to provide these services.

Fundraising/NPO number – 000-234

The Society for Animals in Distress, Midrand

Helping More Animals
In More Places
More Often

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Incongruously situated in the midst of burgeoning townhouse-complexes in Vorna Valley, Midrand, our 11-acre farm, The Paddocks, is a beacon of hope and healing for some 80 small and 40 large animals belonging to low- and no-income earners.

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Our small-animal hospital is a constant flurry of activity with surgery being performed three days a week by qualified veterinarians. Emphasis is placed on sterilisation, with as many as 15 procedures taking place on ‘surgery’ days. But even with 14private veterinary practices in the Johannesburg area assisting us with pro bono work, we are barely able to keep up with the demand.

Due to the expansiveness of our work, SAID’s financial requirements are quite different to those of many other animal welfare organizations. With 800,000 formal dwellings in Tembisa alone, housing a conservative average of six people per residence, we have the unparalleled task of providing veterinary care to animals belonging to some five million owners in this area alone. Add to that a further eight over-populated areas of activity, and one begins to comprehend the enormity of our task.

In addition to our small-animal commitments, we have an ongoing initiative in 14 local coal-yards that began in 2004. The consistently good health and wellbeing of some 280working horses and donkeys is an achievement of no small proportions. And as if the aforementioned activities are not enough for a staff of just 41 dedicated people, up to 14 000 Grade II learners benefit annually from SAID’s ongoing Education Programme in 63 schools. The unprecedented success of this initiative is largely responsible for the increasing demand for sterilization of domestic pets.

Statistics

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Schools

50

53

63

63

63

Large-Animal Treatments

14,635

19,547

18,186

17,265

16 265

Small-Animal Treatments

31,489

31,053

33,814

32,783

35 305

Mobile Clinic Treatments

35,392

50,554

53,585

44,103

43 291

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