Mahatma Gandhi once said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Many non-profitable animal welfare organisations in Cape Town are working towards setting a very high benchmark for the rest of our nation to work towards.
We are finding more and more welfares striving for pro-life with the objective of no euthanasia, except if the animal is suffering and cannot be rehabilitated.
These organisations rely solely on financial and other donations from the public and the work of volunteers, local vets, vet nurses and other welfares striving for the same goal. Gathering funds to help animals in need can be a tough job in itself, unfortunately not everyone is willing or able to open up their pockets to help, this is just one of the many obstacles these organisations have to deal with on a daily basis. These obstacles don’t hold them back though, but are seen as challenges that can be overcome with a helping hand and support from the no name angels out there.
Most welfares are taking on a new approach where educating under privileged areas means seeing a steady improvement in the health and care of animals in these areas. Subsidised food programmes, Kennel projects, sterilization days and donation/ Adoption drives are only a few ways in which these welfares are making a difference. Bit by bit, their efforts are making the big difference in the fight towards animal rights.
“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito” These wise words were said by the Dalai Lama and could not be any truer. It only takes a small donation to make a big difference to an animal in need.
Tygerberg Animal Hospital works alongside welfares like Fisantekraal Animal Welfare, Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre and Lucky Lucy Foundation just to name a few. Assisting with mass sterilizations, vaccination drives and making our hospitals available to these welfares rescuing animals in need of a veterinarians touch.
If you would like to help make a difference by donating to the above mentioned welfares this festive season, Tygerberg Animal Hospitals will have festive season donation boxes available at our six branches. All donations are welcome from blankets, canned food, kibble food, toys, beds and old kennels. If you or the company you work for would prefer donating money or goods directly to one of the above mentioned welfares then you will be able to find their contact or banking details on their websites listed below.
www.faw.za.org (Fisantekraal Animal Welfare.)
www.uitsig.za.org (Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre.)
www.luckylucy.org (Lucky Lucy Foundation.)
Together we can make a big difference.