Mass sterilisation nearing halfway mark

SPCA returning pets in Wallacedean during the mass sterilization program.
Few dozen dogs and cats were returned to their owners in  the Wallacedene/Bloekombos area after being sterilised, for free, on Friday October 18.

Since 2013, the City has co-funded the mass sterilisation campaign through a grant-in-aid allocation to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, who then partners with other members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum, which has benefited thousands of pets in Dunoon, Brown’s Farm, Khayelitsha, Wesbank, Atlantis and now in Wallacedene and Bloekombos.

By the end of next month, the Animal Anti Cruelty League, Animal Rescue Organisation, Animal Welfare Society, Enviro Vet and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA aim to spay and neuter 1 500 dogs and cats. As at Wednesday October 16, the total animals sterilised stood at 692.

Mayoral committee member for community services and health, Dr Zahid Badroodien, said: “Every pet deserves a happy, healthy life and that’s one of the reasons the City became involved with this initiative. The other reason is that healthy animals help ensure healthy environments and communities, which in turn eases the load for City Health.”