Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Health And Welfare

Paws on the Promenade to raise funds for Khayelitsha animal clinic


Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha is inviting Animal lovers and their animals to join Cape Town’s fifth annual Paws on the Promenade event. The clinic is a veterinary council registered NPO serving an average of 700 animals a month through consultations, hospitalization, general and orthopaedic surgeries, sterilizations, mobile clinics and an animal ambulance.

“Each year our event grows in attendance, raising significant funds for the clinic, on a budget of just R3,500 we raised R48,400. We hope to raise even more funds with this year’s event. This, however, all depends on how many wonderful dogs and humans join us for the walk “says Marcelle du Plessis, Mdzananda’s fundraising and communications manager, and organizer of the event. She encouraged animal lovers to dress up as their favourite animals or to wear something orange.

In collaboration with Vondi’s Holistic Pet Nutrition, the walk will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 9 am, starting at the Mouille Point lighthouse. The 5km route will extend to the Sea Point swimming pool and back, but shorter turnaround points for old, tired and injured pets will also be available.

Paul Jacobson, Owner of Vondi’s says “ the route is one of the most scenic in Cape Town, making it a wonderful walk for dogs and owners alike. We support Mdzananda because of their excellent professionalism and the impact they make in the Khayelitsha community, educating pet owners and treating sick pets that would otherwise have little to no help,” Jacobson says.

The invitation is extended to everyone, for more information about the event, visit www.mdzananda.co.za

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