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Each year, the National Sterilisation Project funds projects to help three areas in South Africa, to spay between 70% and 80% of the pet population.


Cape Town, South Africa (25 November 2022) – The National Sterilisation Project (NSP) has set its sights on projects for 2023 after a very successful 2022. The organisation works with fellow animal welfare organisations to help spay majority of the pet populations, thus keeping unwanted litters to a minimum.

NSP raises funds for other organisations that attend to mass sterilisation projects. It was founded in 2008 with the goal of raising funds to help keep pet populations managed. At first, the organisations on the list were close to the Metropoles but today, many of the projects funded, work in outlying and rural areas.

“Whilst we have retained some of our initial beneficiaries that are closer to Metropoles, and do fund some of their smaller dedicated projects, our focus is now on Pet Population Management in small geographic and remote areas where there are very poor communities with little or absolutely no access to veterinary services.”

It goes beyond just arriving and spaying all the animals available. The teams make sure to return after one full breeding cycle, to maintain the area as new unspayed pets are brought in.

“We utilise the following model: 1 small geographical area at a time, an initial project and then a follow-up project within 6 months (1 breeding cycle) so that at least 70% – 80% of the animals in the area are sterilised. Thereafter only maintenance is required.  Our work in the Tshani and Mgcibe area of the Wild Coast (Pet Animal Lifeline) and Port Nolloth (Paws4PortNolloth) refers.”

NSP has several spay-days on the books for 2023 already. They are able to take on three areas each year and fund up to 300 sterilisations in each of the phases.

“NSP relies on the generosity of public funding and it takes 2 months to raise the R120 000 for 266 sterilisations.  We can therefore only support 3 areas per year with our Phase 1 and Phase 2 approach.  The results in these areas are measurable and sustainable.”

They work with several beneficiaries, making sure every animal gets a chance to live a full life without the burden of being overbred.

  • DARG
  • EnviroVet CVC
  • Vetsol
  • TAWI (Transkei Animal Welfare Initiative)
  • Pet Animal Lifeline
  • Tales Of Tails
  • African Tails
  • Change for the Better Foundation
  • Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch
  • Lucky Lucy Foundation
  • Lucky Lucy Foundation Cats
  • CLAW (Community-Led Animal Welfare)
  • Paws4Port Nolloth
  • Feral Cat Project Cape Town
  • VCS Beaufort West

You can support NSP by checking out the Facebook page here or website here.

Sources: NSP – Supplied
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