Aloe Veterinary Clinic
St Francis Animal Rescue’s ’Cat Ladies’, Jodi Kruger and Stella Plantinga, work with Dr Nerine Botha from Aloe – our local St Francis Bay Veterinary Practice.
All feral kittens and cats from St Francis Bay, and domesticated kittens and cats from Sea Vista, are treated by Dr Botha at her busy practice.
Cats and kittens are routinely tested for fiv/FeLv, before they are sterilized. These tests are for feline leukemia and feline AIDS and feline immunodeficiency virus. This is essential testing for kittens and adults who have exposure to outside cats, or go outdoors. Once they are deemed healthy, feral cats are sterilized and their ears notched for recognition purposes in the wild. Cats and kittens, particularly those from situations of neglect, are treated for ‘Snuffles’ or the Feline Herpes Virus – one of the most common causes of acute upper respiratory tract infections in cats. The virus is highly contagious and easily transmitted between cats through contact with saliva, eye and nasal secretions.
There is no doubt that the totally committed team of Jodi and Stella, working collectively with Dr Nerine Botha, is doing wonderful work to keep cats in the wild and domesticated cats in Sea Vista, sterilized, vaccinated for Rabies and free from any disease.