Comrades4Canines

Liam Gannon, Greg Korck and Louis Horn have committed to running the Comrades Marathon on the 10 June 2018 for the love of animals.

This trio have bravely pledged to not only run one of the world’s toughest races but also while doing it to raise a phenomenal  R100 000 for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Mobile Clinic Programme (MCP).

If you wish to support their cause please click here https://www.givengain.com/cc/comrades4canines/ 

 

Photo credits: Lillian Amos Independent Media

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s MCP is of vital importance because it delivers both primary veterinary care and animal welfare education to the poorer communities of the Western Cape including Khayelitsha and Gugulethu. In these areas pet over-population is a problem with increased statistics of zoonotic diseases amongst the children who may share a household or neighbourhood environment with pets. 

Comrades 4 Canines is challenging these three men to put their bodies on the line for their love of animals and assist the MCP 

 

We strive to prevent basic animal health problems such as worm infestation and skin diseases which are directly contracted by humans and thus reduce the burden on community health centres.  Diseases in animals left untreated can easily spread to humans, particularly children, the elderly and those infected with HIV/AIDS and TB. 

Additionally our multilingual Mobile Clinic Operators encourage residents to allow their animals to be sterilised animal over-population poses a serious problem for many communities. Where animals are allowed to breed uncontrollably, the health and welfare of the animals and their owners are compromised.

Visitors to the Mobile Clinics are asked to make a small donation towards the services provided, however, no animal is turned away in the event of an owner being unable to make a contribution.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

The programme is evaluated and monitored through several mechanisms. Mobile Clinic Operators produce record cards for each animal treated and gather statistics on usage of the clinic. Specific services will be tabulated, such as:

 

 

These animal statistics are collected and tabulated on a monthly basis and analysed to ensure that usage of the SPCA Mobile Clinics is maximized, and where numbers drop off, action is taken to determine the reasons and acted upon.

 

Our Impact

The table below depicts the number of animals who benefitted from the services of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s mobile clinic in 2016/2017 financial year.

 

Extent of Services rendered

Total

Animals treated by our Mobile Clinics

16,685

 

Without our services, many animals would be left to suffer an uncertain fate. Communities would be left in desperate circumstances, fighting the spread of zoonotic diseases and poverty brought about by animals that are ill and unable to work. This concludes that animal and human welfare are inextricably linked.

 

As an organization that receives very little government funding, we rely heavily on the support of our animal loving communities, corporates and individuals like this trio to help us break the link.

 

For more information please contact Natasha 021 7004155 or awareness@spca-ct.co.za or should you wish to support this campaign please click here https://www.givengain.com/cc/comrades4canines/