Steynsrus Outreach

Steynsrus Outreach

It was also our privilege to be able to extend our care and services to the impoverished, small farming community of Steynsrus in the Free State. The initial outreach saw 300 of 3000 dogs sterilised in one week. The impact of seeing an entire community pull together encapsulated the magnitude of what can happen when people work together for the common good. We return for a second outreach this month to grow our impact to 1000 animals using a team of 24 people over 5 days....
SAID on the job

SAID on the job

Education interactions are defined as the number of stops we do to purely educate people in the community where treatment is not required. Currently, 22 978 education stops are carried out and this equates to 574 education stops per Animal Health Technician per month. Stops like these go a long way in establishing trust relationship and preventative actions. Growing monetary contributions, from meagre incomes, is a definite indicator of an increasing spirit of gratitude and respect for our care, and commitment to animals. In 2016 the income from the community exceeded our total fuel costs....
Diamonds from Dust

Diamonds from Dust

2016 also saw an exciting extension programme of the Coal Yard Project, “Diamonds from Dust”. Horses that have been willingly surrendered to us from coal yard owners in Tembisa (hence the play on words with ‘Diamonds’)are being groomed, schooled and ultimately fostered into a life of care and purpose. To date a quarter of the ponies have been successfully placed. One of the most touching stories was a pony, Machine, being placed with “Riding for the Disabled”. This 15 year old pony may have endured his time in the coal yard, but his loyal nature continues to help those that can only experience walking on horseback. Machine now lives in a home filled with love, growth and happiness....