Ster­il­i­sa­tion project for pets in eShowe

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Larry Bent­ley

A THREE-DAY ster­il­i­sa­tion clinic for dogs and cats was held in Sun­ny­dale, eShowe this week.

The ini­tia­tive, or­gan­ised by the Com­pul­sory Com­mu­nity Ser­vice (CCS) mem­bers in KZN, has al­ready held clin­ics in seven districts.

State vet, Dr Vanessa Meyer, said of par­tic­u­lar con­cern is the num­ber of un­fenced prop­er­ties where an­i­mals run loose in the com­mu­nity.

Not only are these pets sus­cep­ti­ble to preg­nancy, they are also a ra­bies risk.

The clinic was aimed at per­sons who can­not af­ford to have their an­i­mals ster­ilised.

On the first day in eShowe more than 60 an­i­mals were ster­ilised. The CCS mem­bers are all vet­eri­nar­i­ans who have com­pleted their train­ing at On­der­stepoort and are em­ployed by the De­part­ment of Forestry and Fish­eries.

Larry Bent­ley

The team in eShowe be­fore get­ting down to the busi­ness of ster­il­i­sa­tion

Nzuzo Dubazane and Te­bogo Mmo­laeng pre­pare a dog for ster­il­i­sa­tion

King Cetshwayo State vet­eri­nar­ian, Dr Vanessa Meyer, at work

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