Community Upliftment & Outreach

The JSPCA Outreach Programme provides basic veterinary care for animals in resource-poor areas. A fully equipped mobile clinic travels between these areas on a regular basis, and provides vaccinations, deworming and treatment for minor wounds out in the field. Animals requiring further treatment or sterilisation are brought back to the JSPCA Veterinary Hospital in Booysens.

The programme is run in conjunction with participating communities, and the long-term trust relationship built up in this way ensures its sustainability. In fact, the programme has been so well received that we have had to open a dedicated outreach ward in our hospital.

During the past year, the Outreach Programme has attended to over 3 000 animals, sterilising many of these. This means we have significantly reduced the number of potentially unwanted, abandoned and abused animals in resource-poor areas, as well as the high risk of the transmission of diseases such as rabies between infected animals and humans.

As importantly, the Outreach Programme assists owners with information about how to care for their animals properly, and emphasises the need for sterilisation. The Mobile Clinic allows us to reach many animals whose owners are not able to bring them to the Veterinary Hospital, and is promoting animal welfare at community level.

The ultimate goal of the outreach department is to reduce the amount of significantly reducing the number of potentially unwanted, abandoned and abused animals in resource-poor areas, as well as the high risk of the transmission of diseases such as rabies between infected animals and humans.  This can be achieved through a highly effective vaccination and sterilisation programme.

As importantly, the Outreach Programme assists owners with information about how to care for their animals properly, and emphasises on the need for sterilisation. The Mobile Clinic allows us to reach many animals whose owners are not able to bring them to the Veterinary Hospital, and is promoting animal welfare at community level.

Despite isolated cases of severe neglect and abuse, most of the residents our inspectors encounter love their animals dearly, and are always happy to receive information about how to care them.

Contact

For more information on our outreach department please contact us on 011 681 3600 or Email outreach@jhbspca.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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