Photo by Nic Bothma / EPA Mdzananda has a team of 19 permanent staff and 3 part time staff.
Working daily with animals causes compassion fatigue and working daily doing heavy lifting of animals and hard scrubbing to clean cages causes body pain. Seventeen of our staff members are from the Khayelitsha community and don’t earn enough to afford physiotherapists, massages, psychologists etc. There is also not much access to emotional support in the community. We are wanting to