In 2017, we finally formalised the charity work we do for the surrounding communities in the Eastern Cape as “Wild Coast Community Vet Clinic” (also known as WCCVC Chintsa Dogs) in order to provide free, or minimal cost, health care to the lower socio-economic communities’ animals of Chintsa and surrounding areas.
Currently our charity work is carried out with the support of Wild Coast Vet but as we are registered as a Non-Profit Organisation, we rely solely on donations from our students and the public to assist us in the health treatment of these animals.
Some of the activities within the townships (low socio-economic areas and informal settlements) that we are currently involved in include:
- Anti-parasite treatment (such as dipping and dosing for endo- and ecto-parasites),
- Wound care,
- Community education on handling and treatment of pets and animals,
- Neuter and spay programme for both dogs and cats,
- Treatment of disease and parasite outbreaks such as mange and screw worm,
- Intensive care and rehabilitation for ill or injured animals, and
- Follow up treatments as needed
For donations, we have set up a GoFundMe page
If you’re visiting and would like to support us, any donations are welcome. Some ideas are listed below.
Dog Muzzles (various sizes)
Collars (second hand are fine)
Cage Liners (towels/ blankets)
Any expired/ unused medications
Dewormers (tablets or liquid)
Gastro-intestinal drugs (constipation, diahorrea)
Latex feeding teats (the kind to slip over any bottle)
Plastic rescue box (for wildlife)
Dog flea shampoo
*Snake handling equipment
Clear pvc tube with lids