Name: Mdzananda Animal Hospital
Date registered: 12 March 2014
Welcome to the world of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic - a permanent, veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha township just outside Cape Town, South Africa, home to more than a million people. Highly respected and supported by the people they serve, Mdzananda Animal Clinic was founded in 1996 in response to the need to provide veterinary care to a fast growing community that had no access to help for their animals. Today the clinic serves up to 1000 animals per month through consultations, general and specialised surgery, hospitalization and mobile clinics for sick and injured animals, primarily dogs and cats. It is often of the opinion that people in townships should not own pets. We have a different opinion. Anyone who visits Mdzananda has the pleasure of meeting owners who adore their animals. Lack of education and funds are what generally result in neglect, illnesses and injuries. Mdzananda works on educating the community while providing low cost veterinary services. Apart from veterinary services the Mdzananda Animal Clinic has an emergency ambulance service, performs continuous sterilizations, rehomes pets, hosts community events. We have a strong focus on community empowerment and education and focus on understanding the community’s needs, embracing this, gaining their respect and trust. A community that loves animals is a healthy community. By looking after an animal people learn responsibility, respect for life, compassion and non-violence. These are valuable attributes which flow over into everyday life.
- Paws on the Promenade Dog Walk Fundraiser — 2 March 2017
- The Greatest Christmas Gift For The Pets of Khayelitsha — 2 December 2016
- Invitation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s 20 year birthday Paw Member Picnic — 14 September 2016
- Pack a Wagging Winter Shoebox to Keep One Pet Warm This Winter — 22 June 2016
- Changing Township Lives By Helping Township Pets — 17 April 2016