On Sunday, May 9, we celebrate Mother’s Day – a day honouring all mothers and the role they play in their families and society.
This Mother’s Day the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha is using the festive opportunity to reduce the number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens born into the world without mothers to look after them.
“Mother’s Day is about honouring the hard work mothers do, however, the day has become an extremely commercialised event. Shops spend large amounts of money on promoting gifting ideas and shoppers spend hundreds of rands on chocolates and flowers. This year people can purchase customised e-cards to sponsor sterilisation in honour of their mom,” says Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Manager.
The cost of one card is R350 which will cover the cost of performing one sterilisation of a dog or cat in Khayelitsha.
“Ordering an e-card for your mom is easy. Simply donate R350 to our organisation. Email the proof of payment to [email protected] along with your mom’s name, your name, a short message you wish to include and your mom’s email. We will send your custom e-card to your mom,” says du Plessis.
Mdzananda aims to sterilise 100 pets through funds raised selling these custom e-cards.
“Working in a community where there is an estimate of 300 000 companion animals, sterilisation is of utmost importance. Research shows that an unsterilised pet and its offspring can produce over 60 000 lives in 6 years,” says du Plessis.
If you would like to purchase your custom e-card contact [email protected] before 5pm on Saturday, May 8 and make your donation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Standard Bank, Account number: 075595710, Branch: Rondebosch, Branch Code: 025009, Reference: MDay +Your Name.
Mdzananda would also like to encourage household dogs and cats to send their human mother’s e-cards. Being a mom to a fur child requires a lot of love, patience and commitment. They will, however, need a helping human hand to make this possible.
For more information on the Mdzananda Animal Clinic kindly click here.
The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is a permanent, veterinary council registered, NPO animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township just outside of Cape Town, South Africa, home to 400 000 people (2011 census) and their pets. The clinic serves an average of 1000 animals per month through consultations, hospitalization, general and orthopaedic surgeries, continuous sterilizations, mobile clinics and an animal ambulance. Mdzananda has a strong focus on community empowerment and education to ensure responsible pet ownership in the future.