Free treatment for pets
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.