23 June 2010

Sterilisation only clinic for pets

The South African Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust recently announced the establishment of the first ever permanent "sterilisations only" animal clinic in South Africa.


The South African Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust (SAMAST) establishment the first ever permanent "sterilisations only" animal clinic in South Africa.

Clinic about hope and compassion
"Mass sterilisation is a pro-active solution to eliminate the cause of a lot of misery. This is why this unique clinic is about hope and compassion, says Tamsin Nel, director and fundraiser of SAMAST."

SAMAST believes that the only way to address animal over-population is to be consistent and focused. They are able to pay for 85 sterilisations every month and are working towards a funding target of 365 spays and neuters per month in Khayelitsha before turning their attentions to other areas in need.

Managing your pet's health
"Each time a community member has their cat or dog sterilised they are empowered because they now have a far more manageable task of care-giving. They no longer have to deal with the hopelessness of litter after litter of unwanted dead and dying kittens and puppies. I have seen how this (sterilisation) impacts very positively on the level of care their animals receive, and the fewer diseased and sick animals with mange and ringworm for example, the healthier the human population is too because they are less at risk in contracting scabies or being covered in ringworm," says Nel.

Contact SAMAST at 021 794 3761 or emailed on for more information on pet sterilisation, or donations.

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- (Information supplied by SAMAST)


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