CAPE TOWN - 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.
The animal clinic’s fundraising and communications executive Marcelle du Plessis said Mother’s Day on Sunday was about honouring the hard work mothers do, however, the day has become extremely commercialised.
“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 a sterilisation in honour of their mom,” said Du Plessis.
One card is R350 which will cover the cost of performing one sterilisation of a dog or cat in Khayelitsha.
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 six years,” said Du Plessis.
“Ordering an e-card for your mom is easy. Make a donation of 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,” said Du Plessis.
To purchase a custom e-card, send all required details to [email protected] before 5pm on Saturday, May 7, and make your donation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Standard Bank, Account number: 075595710, Branch: Rondebosch, Branch Code: 025009, Reference: MDay +Your Name.