The Animal Welfare Society of SA offers a full range of veterinary services to the underprivileged and disadvantaged communities of Cape Town.
The clinic is open seven days a week, including weekends & public holidays. We have full equipped theatres where we do sterilisations, orthopaedic and other operations.
At any given time we can house more than one hundred sick or injured animals.
We are committed to sterilising every animal that comes through our hospital in order to contribute to reducing the number of strays.
Our Inspectorate team also respond to calls for any animal in distress, including injured strays, dog fighting and animal abuse.
We also have an adoption department. We take in strays and unwanted pets to find them suitable and loving homes. Each animal is medically assessed, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for ticks and fleas, microchipped and sterilised and we do very strict homechecks.
We have a growing number of happy adopters and pets in the greater Cape Town community.
The Society does not receive state funding and depends entirely on donations.
A Dwarf Hamster was one of the Society’s tiniest patients, closely followed in size by a Guinea Pig. Our dedicated medical staff treated the hamster’s chest infection with a five-day course of antibiotics.
Kayla the Goat, required surgery to pin her badly broken leg, which was injured when she feel off a table… yes, she is an indoor pet, who walks on couches and furniture and is cuddled by her loving family. She seems more careful now about climbing on tables these days.