Cape of Good Hope SPCA Education Field Officers, Bongani Giyose and Farrent Dlula recently conducted an outreach programme in the Siqalo informal settlement near Mitchells Plain.
Determined to help animals by educating pet owners and offering care, Bongani and Farrent provided a welcome helping hand in this underprivileged community.
Like many impoverished communities, Siqalo has many animal welfare problems, including ignorance of proper animal care, poor nutrition, parasite-infected pets – and many dogs affected by mange.
The dynamic duo started by dipping and deworming dogs before they took in animals for sterilisation, in addition to some who were unwanted. Their efforts were greatly appreciated by the Siqualo community and their leader, who encouraged everyone to bring their pets for help by calling out to them over an amplifier.
In just five days, Bongani and Farrent:
* dipped 94 dogs
* dewormed 23 animals
* brought 23 animals to the SPCA for sterilisation
* admitted 18 unwanted animals to the SPCA.
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