The Mdzananda Animal Clinic went above and beyond to protect one of the dogs living in Khayelitsha by building a fence to keep him safe.


Khayelitsha, Cape Town – The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is a permanent, NPO, veterinary council registered animal clinic in the Khayelitsha township of Cape Town. The clinic helps serve a community of over 300,000 animals, ensuring they are well cared for, vaccinated and sterilised.

The clinic was founded in 1996 and sees around 700 animals a month. They also work to re-home strays and educate the community members on the importance of caring for the animals in the community.

In January of this year, the clinic met a lady who was devastated about her dog. She had to keep him chained up in the garden to avoid being hit by cars on the busy road. Some of the neighbourhood kids would tease her dog and even threw fireworks at him. She feared for his safety and felt the only way forward would be to surrender him to the clinic.

The Mdzananda clinic was moved by her love for her dog and instead of taking the dog in, they came up with a much happier alternative that would mean she could keep her beloved pet.

Lalaphi, one of the dedicated animal protectors at the clinic built a fence for the woman. Using reclaimed wooden pallettes, he built a secure fence for the dog so that it would be able to run free around the yard. Now her dog will have a safe yard to play in and not be chained up all day.

“Now the fence is built. The owner loves it and was overjoyed to have her dog back home.”

The clinic goes out of its way to make sure the animals in Khayelitsha have loving homes. This effort has warmed the hearts of so many people.

The clinic lost its majority funder and now relies soley on smaller donations from their membership programme. Their PawMember membership programme aims to recruit 3000 members. They only need R100.00 from each member to help them cover the costs of the daily expenses. You can find out more here and see how your money will be spent.

The Animal clinic has a wishlist so if you would rather donate solid goods, you can donate the items on the list. They also have a small charity shop and are always looking for goods like Books, clothes and DVD’s to sell. They welcome any support so just pop them a message to see how you can help out.

Sources: Facebook
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