veterinary care and sanctuary for animals in Phoenix

Help give our Phoenix clinic a much-needed face lift

When animals need help, we want to be there for them. Wherever ‘there’ is. Which is why SPCA services are crucial in Phoenix – a vast area with more than its share of poverty-stricken communities.

Here, life is a daily struggle for people – let alone animals. And with the economy shrinking and unemployment at an all-time high, many animal lovers struggle to provide veterinary care for their pets.

Our SPCA clinic in Phoenix is vitally important. It’s a beacon of hope . . . providing sanctuary and basic veterinary services to animals who might otherwise be left to suffer.

Last year, the clinic vaccinated almost 6 000 local dogs and cats against rabies and other deadly diseases. That’s over a hundred a week! More than 1 200 stray and unwanted animals found sanctuary here. And 125 dogs and cats were sterilised – a crucial weapon in the fight to reduce the number of unwanted animals.

Considering that the clinic has only four staff members, including the receptionist and cleaner, its impact on animal welfare is nothing short of amazing! But, the years – and the recent heavy rains – have taken their toll on the building. We need to de-rust and paint burglar bars, varnish doors and windows, re-tile the surgery, kitchenette and bathroom and give the entire building a fresh coat of paint.

All of which adds up to a massive R109 438. And we won’t be able to go ahead right now ... unless friends like you rally round once again to help.

For the sake of the many animals that depend on us to keep them safe and healthy, please consider making a contribution now towards this urgent need.

Even though you’ll probably never visit our Phoenix clinic – or benefit from the services it offers – you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve done something amazing to ensure that dogs and cats in Phoenix can always find sanctuary and care at the SPCA.

Amanzimtoti: 031 904 2424/5

Dolphin Coast (Ballito): 087 550 0512 /083 653 0127 (Emergencies)

Dundee & District: 034 212 2851

Empangeni: 034 792 9129/078 306 1439 (Emergencies)

Eshowe: 035 474 4169

Estcourt: 36 352 1476/083 555 9758 (Emergencies)

Greytown: 033 413 1181/033 413 1522

Howick: 033 330 4557/033 330 2672

Kloof & Highway: 031 764 1212

SPCA Inspector

Kokstad: 082 771 7229

Lower South Coast: 039 312 0962

Mooi River & District: 033 263 1526

Newcastle: 034 318 2346

Phoenix (Avonford Crescent) : 031 500 6452

Pietermaritzburg: 033 386 9267/8/9

Richards Bay: 035 753 2086

Sani: 033 702 1884