07 April 2011

SA.MAST is making a difference

Hundreds of unwanted puppies and kittens are born into poor communities daily. Tamsin Nel and SA.MAST have taken on this issue and saving lives and making a big difference.

Over 5,000 cats and dogs are euthanized each month in the Western Province, mostly because the supply exceeds the demand. Fortunately for those of the four-legged furry brigade, a saviour is on hand in the form of Tamsin Nel, founder of SA.MAST.

Almost four years ago SA.MAST worked with established animal welfare organisations, but this became complicated and Tamsin said it often compromised the objective - which is the transformation of areas in crisis, through to a maintenance, management and education programme.

Click here for a gallery showing how SA.MAST makes a difference

  • E-mail them and request your debit order form so that you donate an amount of your own choosing once a month.
  • Go to  to make a secure credit card donation. 
  • Or make a direct deposit into the bank account: SA.MAST, Nedbank, Acc 167 603 1707, Bcc: 167 609, Swift code: nedszajj

  • Organise an office collection for pet food, leads etc.
  • Once a month sell outrageously expensive muffins to your co-workers and tell them they have to buy them so that our four legged friends can be sterilised – alternatively organise a raffle.
  • Get everybody you know to get their free MyPlanet card. This card only records how much a person has spent at Woolworths and some other participating businesses and then a percentage of the expenditure is donated to SA.MAST.
  • Tell your boss that you’re quitting if the company doesn’t decide to fund at least one sterilisation per month.
  • Email your local councillor and tell him/her that you won’t be voting for them again unless they lobby the powers that be to make animal sterilisation, no matter which area, mandatory.
  • Contact us and offer to volunteer your time to man our MyPlanet exhibition stalls where we try to get as many shoppers as possible to fill out their form and get their MyPlanet card.
  • Send out a message to all your friends and family and ask them to donate to SA.MAST instead of buying you Christmas or birthday presents.


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