The John Moore Animal Welfare services the less fortunate areas of Robertson and surrounds, namely Nkqubela township and the ‘Bo Dorp’. The welfare is made up of myself Dr Helen Moore, Dr Marianne Van Der Mescht, Alexandra Van As and Prince Dzotizei.
The Welfare started in 2017 and is named after my late brother in law, John Moore. John was an animal lover and generous to the core. The welfare is aptly named and we are proud every day to bear his name.
JMAW provides a clinic day of primary health care once every 4 weeks in both Nkqubela and the Bo Dorp. We set up in these locations and offer a package of vaccination, deworming, dipping and a small food parcel for R100. In addition we offer free sterilisations to animals in these areas.
Every 6 weeks we join forces with the Mcgregor welfare NPO, Friends of Care, in a day of mass sterilisations for the animals in Mcgregor and surrounds.
To date we have sterilised 79 and vaccinated and dewormed over 300 animals.
We are focussed towards a sustainable service. We are working towards drastically reducing the population of unwanted and uncared for animals in these areas through sterilisation, and we mean to sustain this service long term. For the many pets who are owned and deeply loved within these communities, we aim to offer affordable veterinary care. To date, most of our sick cases include mange, Ehrlichia canis and babesiosis, and we are concentrating on dipping and parasite control to prevent this diseases as much as possible.
On Mandela Day 2018, we honoured Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela by distributing 67 packs to dogs and cats in Nkqubela. Each pack contained a blanket, food parcel and a coupon. The coupon qualified its bearer for free primary health care treatment at our clinic in Nkqubela every month for 1 year. This requires the owners to bring their pets each month for a check- up, dipping, deworming and any necessary vaccinations.
We are deeply grateful for all the sponsors of the South African Veterinary Association CVC’s. Without you we would not be able to keep up with the demand for the service we are currently providing.