Every January, the Animal Welfare Society of SA sets itself up with lofty goals and ambitions to kick off the year ahead. This year the team plans to launch a unique pet vaccination drive-through service where pet owners can have their cats and dogs tested and vaccinated without the inconvenience and risks of having to wait in long queues or crowded areas filled with diseased and sick animals.
The facility will be located a safe distance from their hospital and go a long way towards preventing healthy unvaccinated pets – especially kittens and puppies from coming into contact with sick animals suffering from contagious diseases such as Parvovirus, Canine Distemper and Feline Snuffles.
“We are confident that this innovative project will be well supported and meaningfully help curb the spread of all potentially fatal vaccine-preventable diseases resulting in a healthy pet population with fewer cases of zoonoses (a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals)”, says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
The amount of time and money being invested in the treatment of pets suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases is disproportionate to the investment in preventative measures so over and above vastly improved efficiencies, bio-security, pet health and pet owner convenience the Animal Welfare Society of SA can also look forward to a meaningful saving that can be invested in other life-saving projects.
“2021 was a trying year and there is great uncertainty about what the future holds for many of our beneficiaries livelihoods, hopes and aspirations but what we can say with absolute certainty is that we are eager and ready to pursue our vision for all animals to live a life free of disease, cruelty and suffering”, concludes the Animal Welfare Society of SA.