Give a shelter pet a Christmas day – #MyFirstChristmas


Give a shelter pet a Christmas day – #MyFirstChristmas

The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha has launched their #MyFirstChristmas campaign. The NPO animal clinic and shelter has seen an enormous increase in pets being handed over or abandoned at their clinic leading up to the festive season. These pets will be alone for Christmas and the organisation’s staff aim to make it a bit more joyous for each of them.

The campaign aims at introducing homeless pets up for adoption to members of the public and to encourage people to sponsor them to show them some extra love on Christmas Day.

“Most shelter pets have never experienced Christmas,” says Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Executive. “Christmas is usually a joyous day but my heart always breaks for the pets at our shelter facility who are spending it without a family. This year we hope to make it a bit more special for them. Members of the public can sponsor a shelter pet to have a Christmas day experience. Our staff and volunteers will, in turn, make their day special”, says du Plessis.

There are a variety of sponsoring options including:

  • R100 – A good cuddle
  • R200 – A good cuddle and a treat
  • R300 – A good cuddle, treat and play time
  • R500 – All the above and because you can and think our staff are awesome

Or you can keep them healthy this Christmas:

  • R30 – let’s kill those worms
  • R40 – get rid of nasty fleas and ticks
  • R70 – a vaccination to stay healthy
  • R100 – yummy food for one week
  • R500 – sponsor me for a month

You can choose your special pet by visiting the Mdzananda Animal Clinic Facebook or Instagram pages @MdzanandaAnimalClinic.

“The dogs and cats up for adoption have been at our clinic’s shelter facility for weeks or even months. Ben, a medium cross breed, is a blind boy, patiently waiting for a family who will give him a comfortable home. Boogie, with just one eye and a wonky hind leg, has stolen all the staff’s hearts and is just one of the many waiting for a home,” says du Plessis.  

If you would like to sponsor a pet to have a Charismas experience, make a donation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Standard Bank, Account number: 075595710, Branch: Rondebosch, Branch Code: 025009, Reference: Your chosen pet’s name +Your Name or visit

About Mdzananda Animal Clinic (
The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is a permanent, veterinary council registered, NPO animal clinic in Khayelitsha. The clinic serves an average of 1500 animals per month through consultations, hospitalisation, general and orthopaedic surgeries, sterilisations, mobile clinics and an animal ambulance. Mdzananda has a strong focus on community empowerment and education to ensure responsible pet ownership into the future.

Source: Mdzananda Animal Clinic

Give your valentine a custom doggy e-card


Give your valentine a custom doggy e-card

Need a perfect Valentine’s Day gift? We’ve got your paws covered.

Sponsor one of our homeless dogs in your valentine’s name and we’ll send him/her a custom e-card.

How it works:

  • Pick a pet you wish to sponsor (see images below)
  • Choose a sponsorship option
  • Make your sponsorship donation
  • Send your proof of donation, name, valentine’s name, valentine’s email address and a message you wish to include to
  • We will make the e-card and send it to your love

Sponsorship options

  • R 40: Flea and tick treatment
  • R 70: Vaccination
  • R 100:  Food for a week
  • R 200:  Puppy / kitten’s 3 vital vaccinations & dewormers
  • R 500:  Caring for a shelter pet for one month
  • R 650:  Sterilisation
All our homeless dogs are up for adoption.
Make them your valentine forever by fostering or adopting.
Contact: or WhatsApp 064 985 2513  for enquiries.
For cats:
please contact our partner Luna Cat Rescue on WhatsApp 082 390 1670 /