Ndlalambi Nazarene Primary School
In preparation for our 3rd spay clinic, from July 5 - 12 we carried out education sessions at 8 schools.
As the location for our 2017 spay clinic is 30 Km from our previous two spay clinics, only a few students had some awareness, most were totally new to the concept.
This showed in the students' questions - will animals operated on die?, will they still be able to hunt?, will they still be able to guard the homesteads? Due to the lack of available veterinary services for dogs and cats in the rural area, very few people know about, or have direct experience with, treatment options.
After explaining about the spay clinic services and the schedule for registration at the dip tanks, we discussed the important features of daily animal care, and how these influence our social norms around responsibility and empathy.
All told, 219 staff members and 4,167 students were exposed to the animal care message.
We at Vusumnotfo feel strongly that this project has three benefits - the veterinary services to dogs and cats, the positive demonstration this provides at community level about animal care, and the resulting influence this has on our social norms.
Thank you so much for your continued support to carry out this service. And thank you for sharing the greater message regarding the social norms related to good animal care.
Etimphisini High School
Heading home to tell parents