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Photos from Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa.

The economic loss during lockdown meant that organisations like the Mdzananda Animal Clinic lost most of their funding, but they pushed through to save the animals; now we can save them!


Khayelitsha, South Africa (15 October 2020) – Like most organisations, the Mdzananda Animal Clinic felt the pinch of lockdown as their funding dried up. The pushed through and made do with what they had. Being in the middle of Khayelitsha, they saw the poverty rise and did everything they could to support the animals and their families.

They kept their doors open to ensure that all animals got enough food and medical care. Thankfully, a donation from MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet lent a helping hand during the toughest times.

Now that the bulk of the worry is over, people are heading back to work, and life appears to be going back to a new kind of normal. The animal clinic needs to pick up where they were before they lost all their funding. They are opening their Paw Members Club again in the hopes that those who can afford to will support the brilliant work they do.

The pandemic has severely effected Khayelitsha pets. Owners have lost their jobs. Many have no income. Despite this, they are still caring for their animals and need the Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s services more than ever.

But Mdzananda has been hard hit too. They lost significant funding during the lockdown and were robbed three times. The terrifying part is the impact it’s had on their individual donors. People have cancelled debit orders, and many bounced due to difficult times. This income is the organisation’s blood flow.

The community needs them, but the Coronavirus devastation on their donors means they can’t do it alone.

They need 1000 Paw Members, each donating R100 per month, to carry them through this difficult time. The pandemic is going to affect them long into the future.

If you would like to sign up as a #PawMember you can do so at

Sources: Mdzananda Animal Clinic – Supplied
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