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Re-Launch of Outreach 2017
The Johannesburg SPCA is proud to announce the re-launch of a dedicated outreach team headed by Dr Moragh Puttick, and supported by our dedicated inspectors.
The JSPCAs 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 the south of Johannesburg.
In just our first week we treated 7 medical cases, vaccinated 49 animals and sterilised 15 cats and dogs
The programme is run in conjunction with underprivileged communities, and the long-term trust relationship built up in this way ensures its sustainability.
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.
A message from Dr MJ:
“As the veterinarian helping run this program, I am incredibly excited about the impact it will have in the community and hope it will continue to grow from strength to strength.”
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