Being an animal hospital we’ve never fully been set up to house stray pets, however, with the significant increase in abandoned and homeless pets we have experienced, we established a shelter and homing programme in 2015. Initially the programme was small with only three dogs and cats at any given time. Today we have more stray pets than what we can comfortably handle.
Our dog runs (where hospital patients received exercise) became converted into our dog shelter facility an
A small, scruffy black puppy was found on Christmas day, wandering the streets of Khayelitsha, looking for food and someone to care for her. We picked her up and took her to our NPO veterinary clinic.
Her skin was in a terrible condition. She was covered with mange and had sores all over her back. Immediately she was given mange, flea and tick treatment and daily application of coconut oil to help the sores heal. Due to malnutrition her feet were flat and wide and her leg l