Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Capetonions to trace lost pets on the internet

Cape Town City's security directorate is launching a new website that will assist pet owners to be reunited with their lost pets faster and more efficiently.
The new lost and found website is called CityPetFinder and will consolidate the records of the 21 Registered Animal Organisations in the greater Cape Town area.
Pet owners will be able to check if their pet is at any one of the shelters and the organisations will be able to check if animals listed as lost by pet owners match any of the animals at the shelters.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Dog found buried alive

It was reported in the press that a senior supervisor at a school in Khayelitsha, Cape Town instructed two janitors at the Luhlaza school to get rid of a stray dog on the school premises. They dug a hole on the perimeter of the school grounds and buried the dog alive.
Fortunately members of the public witnessed the incident. They informed a local animal rescue centre and they rushed to the scene. At first the janitors claimed that the dog was dead but admitted under pressure that they buried it alive. The rescuers found the dog barely alive and took it to their rescue centre where it is recovering well.
The two men have been arrested and are due to appear in court soon. The school has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this horrific incident of animal abuse. According to reports the dog is a stray and slightly handicapped , most probably due to a previous injury caused by a car.
Calls of support and offers to adopt the stray has been pouring in to the Mdzanananda animal clinic in Khayelitsha.
This incident highlights the need for support for clinics like Mdzananda, the only full time clinic in this sprawling impoverished township. Please open your hearts and your purses and help. You can find them at

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Welcome to our brand new pets blog!

The magic of pets is difficult to describe. They delight us, entertain us and often surprise us. How many times have you heard someone say " he is almost human"or "she understands my moods"? Pets form a large part of our lives and if we love and care for them they become a delightful part of our daily lives.
Our pets page is intended to keep you informed with interesting articles and news. Our pets blog is there for you to express yourself, to share tips and  pet experiences with your fellow senior pet owners. You can even post a photo.
Come and participate!