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Stray dogs saved thanks to the public and partners

Mdzananda has been caring for injured, sick and abused pets for the last 23 years. On Monday the 20th of May the Clinic experienced a very difficult challenge. Our NPO clinic, built to be a veterinary hospital, had 37 stray dogs at our facility - we can only cater for a maximum of 15 stray dogs at a time.

Being over-capacity by 250%, with twenty two dogs more than we could cater for, we had to consider putting these animals to sleep. As we have never had to put an animal to sleep due to over-capacity, and it is not something we do wish to do, we put out an appeal for assistance. People stepped in to help from every corner of Cape Town. We want to thank everyone who assisted!

To date:

  • 16 dogs have been adopted

  • 9 have gone to foster homes (including Oscar's Arc, HAWK, Scars, Sarabi and individuals)

  • 4 are still at Mdzananda

  • 6 have gone to be fostered at the @Frits Dog Hotel in Bree Street Cape Town

  • 2 dogs sadly had to be put to sleep due to severe illness, beyond the point of recovery

The @Frits Dog Hotel was exceptionally excited about adding some new friends to their facility. The hotel can cater for 276 animals and has made the commitment to offer 10% of their capacity to homeless dogs in need of foster care.

The six dogs, Tandjies, Twinky, Prisky, Lucky, Lucy and Thiza are available for adoption at the @Frits Dog Hotel in Bree Street. The hotels is also fostering three of our cats, Russell, Piper and Mpilo. Please feel free to visit the hotel and meet some of these pooches and kits up for adoption.

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