VETSOL (The Vetsol Trust) is a registered non-profit organization whose main objective is to provide regular and safe pet sterilisation in areas where either veterinary care is unaffordable or absent.
Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition is proud to be associated with this drive and campaign to support sterilization.
Join us an activate a unique card by sending the first SMS and be part of this viral awareness campaign.
THE CAMPAIGN IS SIMPLE. EACH CARD HAS A UNIQUE NUMBER. YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO SMS AWSS TO 41006 TO DONATE R25. THEN, WE ASK YOU KINDLY TO INFLUENCE ONE OTHER PERSON AND PASS ON THE CARD TO THEM.
THIS VIRAL CAMPAIGN HAS HUGE POTENTIAL AND YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH MONEY CAN BE RAISED FOR STERILISATION.
VETSOL was founded in December 2004 by Founder & Vet Nurse, Dagmar Atkinson and veterinarian, Dr. Desmond Stafford, after having recognized the critical need for freely available, safe veterinary services in remote rural and poverty-distressed areas. Both Sr. Atkinson and Dr. Stafford continue to work relentlessly to promote the goals of the Trust.
They are joined by trustees Sr. Lesley I’Ons from Southfield Veterinary Clinic, who has registered VETSOL under her practice; and Sandy Severn who, with many years of involvement in the veterinary field, acts as the Trust’s Sales Representative.
The local animal welfare societies canvas their areas for animals in need and provide safe transport for animals to the clinic or community hall where sterilisations are performed.
The whole procedure is discussed with the owners prior to them being collected, and they are obliged to sign an indemnity form before their pets are admitted for surgery. They are also advised on post-operative care and general animal health care when their pets are returned to them.
Most locations are visited weekly, fortnightly or monthly, while a few are visited only once or twice annually. Where there are no welfare organizations to partner with, VETSOL performs free sterilizations.
Vetsol also routinely treats Transmissible Venereal Tumour a contagious genital cancer of dogs with chemotherapy. Distemper (hondesiekte) and biliary (‘tick bite fever’–bosluiskoors) are also commonly diagnosed and treated, or they are referred to the local veterinarian who kindly works with the local animal welfare group who will treat the pet at a reduced fee.
VETSOL aims to have at least one additional team going out regularly into rural and underprivileged areas by 2015 in the Western Cape. The team continues to raise funds to sustain their services in these critical areas. VETSOL’s strategic partnership with SAMAST is a case in point, where funds were raised specifically to sterilise animals in Khayelitsha, Western Cape.
Your support with this campaign is appreciated and together we can and will sort out South Africa’s animal welfare crises.