CLINIC: We offer a consultation primary health care service as well as treatment for animals subjected to cruelty, motor vehicle accidents, abuse and neglect. The clinic is equipped with a reception area and 3 consulting rooms. There are 3 Animal Welfare Assistants (AWA) that provide primary animal health care in the form of vaccinations and treatments for common medical conditions. The Clinic and Hospital attends to approximately 36 000 animals per annum.
THEATRE: The hospital and theatre is run by a Head Veterinarian, with 2 full time vets, theatre attendants and currently a Compulsory Community Service Veterinarian assigned by the Department of Agriculture. The theatre and hospital are made up of a sterile operating room, x-ray area, 73 hospital ‘cages’, 12 isolation ‘cages’, 30 adoption kennels, 10 portable cages for emergencies and a public dip tank.
Rescued or unwanted animals are rehabilitated and placed in the kennels/cattery for adoption. It is permanently ‘bursting at the seams’ with an average of 70 animals being cared for on a daily basis. Adoptions re-habilitates and homes approximately 15 000 animals per annum.
The league has three fully trained and qualified inspectors who carry out the sometimes horrific task of Complaint Investigations, as well as giving lectures and one-on-one education. The inspectors are authorised under the Animal’s Protection Act No 71 of 1962 to inspect the premises of all complaints lodged at the League and after counselling, should the owners still be unable to care for their animal/s, the inspectors have the authority to confiscate the animal/s. The Inspectors attend to approximately 800 Complaints per annum per inspector.
MOBILE CLINIC: The Mobile Clinic visits disadvantaged areas five times a week to assist the community with primary health care, sterilisation, vaccinations and education in the care of animals. The mobile clinic attends to approximately 20, 000 animals per annum. On Fridays the vehicle will be used to drive all over the Cape collecting sick and injured animals.
EDUCATION: We operate campaigns in disadvantaged communities and schools to uplift them through animal care. We are willing to visit schools, children homes and community centers where we offer educational talks via presentations and plays. We also encourage school visits to our branches for educational talks and handling of our resident dogs and cats.
OUTREACH PROGRAMMES: We run outreach programmes throughout the year where we help various low income communities by providing vaccinations, deworming, dipping, spaying and neutering for their cats and dogs.