Boys and their Puppies
Weekly Outreach programme
Volunteers gather in Sea Vista every Thursday afternoon at alternating venues – one week at the bus shelter at Taragona Road and the following week at the rugby field near the school.
Here, Sea Vista residents, both adult and children, bring dogs and sometimes cats, to be dipped, dewormed and vaccinated.
Wounds are cleaned and treated, sterilization stitches removed and medicine provided where necessary. At this outreach, permission slips for spaying and/or neutering are signed and dogs booked in with a local vet for sterilization.
On the first Thursday of every month, Dr Nerine Botha and her nurse, Juanita Raath, vaccinate new-born puppies against deadly diseases such as Distemper, Parvo and Billary.
Food and water is provided for hungry dogs at every outreach.
Through these regular weekly outreaches, volunteers from St Francis Animal Rescue have established warm, trusting relationships with Sea Vista residents who are encouraged to call upon our helpers when faced with a problem or an emergency affecting their pets.