We will be opening the Ark Veterinary Spay and Neuter Clinic in Chartwell. The clinic will offer serilisations at reduced rates, making it more affordable to the general public.
Why? What is the motivation behind this project?
The problem that the shelter often sees, is that we are regularly getting in puppies from the same people in the community. These people are sitting with 10 – 15 dogs per property all unsterilised, and they are not in a position to sterilise each dog at the current veterinary cost. R1500+ is a car or medical aid payment for most people nowadays.
Now we all know that you shouldn’t have 10 or 15 dogs if you can’t afford to sterilize them, BUT the reality is they do! This mindset is not going to change in a hurry so the best we can do for these animals is sterilize at reduced rates.
We have chatted to these individuals and they are willing to sterilise their pets at a reduced rate.
We also have the surrounding informal settlements who can’t even afford the reduced rate, for this we are asking the public to sponsor any amount towards these costs, as we are not in a position to sponsor the hundreds of sterilisations needed in the community.
We do not believe in ‘no charge’, responsibility has to be taken, so even if they can only afford R5.00 they must contribute to their dogs sterilisation.
We would also like to extend the clinic’s services to other rescue organisations in order for them to get their animals sterilised at reduced rates.
Ark Animal Centre sees the clinic as the only solution for the problem we encounter on a daily basis from the general public.
The vets in our area are behind this initiative, as we are focusing on the members of the public who cannot afford to take their animals to a vet.
What we need to set up the clinic:
- Refurbished anesthetic machine
- 2x Spay set
- 2x Spay cradle
- 2x Stainless steel tables
- Teeth cleaning set
- Holding cages
- Extra’s eg: tubes, swabs, blades, drip sets, sink etc.
- Surgery lamp
Estimated cost: R150,000 – R200,000
We believe in helping ourselves before asking others for help. This a big project for the community and we are unable to do this on our own. We are now asking the public for some assistance to complete this life changing community project as we believe this is the way to be pro-active in solving all these unwanted pregnancies. This is not going to be a clinic for sick animals, this is purely a spay and neuter clinic.
How to get involved and help make a difference:
- Donating money towards the equipment and set up of the clinic.
- Contributing towards one of the sponsored sterilisations.
To donate please use the below banking details and use these references:
- Donation towards set up of the clinic please use: Clinic
- Donation towards a sponsored sterilisation please use: Sponsor
Ark Animal Centre
FNB Cheque Account: 62335841301
Branch: Broadacres Code: 204809
SWIFT code: TIRNZAJJ (for international donations)
The total amount needed for this project is roughly R200,000, ANY amount donated will be greatly appreciated.
*Please note: In order for us to send through a thank you letter, please email us your details to firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant references (clinic or sponsor) in the subject line.
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21 January 2015 UPDATE! In less than a week we’ve already managed to raise R6850 for our Spay & Neuter Clinic!! Woohoo!! Please keep sharing to help us reach our goal!