For the purposes of this website, it is important to note that we are not a ‘homing’ organisation. From time to time, we need excellent homes for some wonderful strays, but by and large we could be summed up as Vets for Disadvantaged Pets. We work exclusively in townships and informal settlements north and north-east of Johannesburg.
We believe wholeheartedly in the benefit of child and adult education, and are currently teaching in 63 underprivileged learning centres. Our adult education, training and skills’ development is ongoing in an attempt to uplift local communities and promote responsible animal ownership.
We have eight teams of Fieldworkers in vans equipped with medicine boxes and two-way radios. We also have a static welfare point in the Winnie Mandela informal settlement where our mobile clinic staff vaccinate, deworm, dip and promote the benefits of sterilisation. Here we also hand out food and pet accessories.
We are a dedicated, proactive and progressive organisation, and we consider our beautiful farm, The Paddocks, in Vorna Valley, to be a place of Hope. We have a fully-fledged small-animal hospital that can accommodate up to 70 dogs, cats and other small animals. Our paddocks and stables accommodate up to 40 horses, donkeys and other large animals, and our veterinary surgeons are proficient in the care of equine. We currently care for approximately 300 working equine in local coal-yards. This encompasses hoof care, deworming and vaccination against Horse Flu and African Horse Sickness. Sick or injured animals are brought to our farm for professional veterinary evaluation and treatment or surgery.
Tel: (011) 466-0261
Fax: (011) 466-0262
The Society for Animals in Distress
First National Bank
Branch Code: 252105
Account Number: 5147 0054 747