Aiming to keep up with growing pet welfare demand across a wide area, PAWS is thrilled to announce plans for a new primary health care pet clinic.
For the animals that live in 11 communities across a 100km area in Plett, a new primary health care clinic is just the boost that’s needed. After recovering from the challenges of service provision over two years during COVID-19, Plett Animal Welfare Service (PAWS) is thrilled to report the good news.
Since 2002, PAWS has provided welfare services for abandoned, neglected and abused pets. Its goal is to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats through community sterilisation ‘spay days’, usually conducted through local veterinary practices.
Over the past few years, PAWS has seen a rise in the number of animals needing care — which includes regular dipping clinics and anti-tick and flea treatment, vaccinations and treatment of injured and sick animals. That’s along with the rescue and rehoming service provided at its kennel complex.
Now, by expanding its facilities, PAWS will be able to keep up with growing service demand. With pressure on busy local vets (who often don’t have available appointments), the new clinic will provide a part-time vet to offer basic health care to more animals from the PAWS premises.
Plans for the new clinic include a surgery, holding area for cats and dogs and an isolation area for infectious conditions. The registered NPO also plans to build a large garage — to double as an education centre for children visiting the kennels. This means it will be able to offer talks and presentations on responsible pet ownership, while expanding existing educational activities.