Free tre­at­ment for pets

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Misdaad | Crime - S­taff re­por­ter

A free pet cli­nic will be held in Con­cor­dia on the first Wed­nes­day of each month, from 9:00 until 12:00. To be held out­si­de the Con­cor­dia li­bra­ry, the cli­nic is free to e­ver­yo­ne in the towns­hip.

It is spon­so­red by the Knys­na Ve­te­ri­na­ry Cli­nic and E­m­zi­ni Tou­rs.

One of the or­ga­ni­sers, Pen­ny Main­wa­ring, ex­plains, “Vets and vo­lun­teers set up a ga­ze­bo, and ma­ny pe­op­le co­me with their dogs and cats for free in­o­cu­la­ti­ons, worm pills, man­ge tre­at­ment and a ge­ne­ral checkup.”

“With the hu­ge out­b­re­ak of dis­tem­per in the Oudts­hoorn a­rea, t­his is very im­por­tant, as no ot­her tre­at­ment is a­vai­la­ble to towns­hip dogs – un­less they ta­ke their dogs to KAWS. The Knys­na Ve­te­ri­na­ry Cli­nic spon­sors R3 000 to­wards t­his pro­ject and their ti­me on­ce a month to help towns­hip dogs,” says Main­wa­ring. “We try to gi­ve col­lars to the dogs, gi­ve so­me pet e­du­ca­ti­on to e­ver­yo­ne the­re, sign up as ma­ny for ste­ri­li­sa­ti­on at KAWS as pos­si­ble, then all the dogs get de­wor­med, in­o­cu­la­ted, chec­ked for fle­as and man­ge and any ot­her pro­blems. Each dog re­cei­ves a book­let with their in­for­ma­ti­on.

The next cli­nic is on 4 A­pril.

The pet cli­nic of­fers free in­o­cu­la­ti­ons of cats and dogs, worm pills, man­ge tre­at­ment and a ge­ne­ral checkup.

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