Sterilisation project for pets in eShowe
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.
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