VISION

Our vision is to educate communities on basic animal welfare and by doing so foster better cooperation from the communities we work in to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted animals.

MISSION

Our mission is to drive access to professional veterinary care in underprivileged communities.

CORE VALUES

Professional excellence, Transparent governance, Accountable and Valued service provision, Respect for the dignity of others.

INCOME GENERATION & SUSTAINABILITY

At SAID we are always exploring new ways of generating sustainable income and are committed to be sustainable in all that we do to ensure longevity of the organisation for years to come! We have several ways of achieving this.

WHAT WE DO

The Society for Animals in Distress provides professional veterinary care that is built on a foundation of focussed animal care education within marginalised communities.

EDUCATION

Education is the cornerstone of The Society’s approach. Poverty has a huge impact in the communities that our mobile units serve and it is only through educating people about animal care and backing up this education with accessible veterinary services, that we are able to make a meaningful and sustainable impact in the lives of animals and their owners.

PROFESSIONAL VETERINARY CARE

The Society’s facility in Midrand comprises a state of the art hospital where a Senior Veterinarian, para-veterinary professionals and support staff provide the highest standard of veterinary care, internal outreach programs and the mentorship of para-veterinary graduates. The facility incorporates 203 fit for purpose kennels, an equine care centre, paddocking for herd animals and equine, administration offices and storage facilities.

ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE VETERINARY SERVICES

Persons earning low to no income are welcome to make use of The Society’s hospital services. All persons who have previously used a private veterinary clinic must produce a referral letter from the veterinarian of that practise. This referral letter will enable us to access the veterinary records critical to the patients care.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Ruth Butcher joined the SAID Committee in December 2020 and brings with her a passion for animal welfare and community development. She has a diverse background in environmental management, logistics and the non-profit sector. In July 2021, she joined SAID as the new General Manager.

She is focussed on helping the disadvantaged and wants to be part of the change that South Africa so desperately needs.

RUTH BUTCHER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

VETERINARY LEADERSHIP

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