Happy pets, happy people

It’s been two years since we launched the Cape Town Pet Upliftment Project (CPTUP), to give the gift of good health to the pets of disadvantaged residents. Donors ‘paw’ it forward by purchasing vouchers for these residents to take their pets to the SPCA Mobile Clinic to be neutered or spayed.

Numerous residents have benefited from CPTUP since then, including John, who lives in an informal settlement on the slopes of the Bokaap. John is the adoring owner of five cats – but he could not prevent unwanted litters. Thanks to a caring community member and CPTUP, his cats are now sterilised.

“I am so happy for the help with my cats. I really love them but I struggled with all the kittens that were born and died from hunger. Now my cats are sterilised and we can live happily ever after.”

 Sterilisation is the best way to reduce the high number of homeless animals in Cape Town. A sterilisation voucher costs R400, and additional vouchers for vaccinations and microchipping cost R100 each. Vouchers can be bought from atFrits Dog Hotel & Daycare Centre, local vets and selected pet stores in Cape Town; and can be redeemed every Wednesday at the SPCA Mobile Clinic at atFrits.

We thank donors for banding together for our two and four-legged residents, and thank our partners, atFrits and Identipet.