Mandela Day Kennel Building for Khayelitsha Pets

Spend your 67 minutes with the Mdzananda Animal Clinic building kennels for the dogs of Khayelitsha!

The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”

Join us as we reconstruct wooden pallets into dog kennels. Everyone is welcome to join us! For those who prefer something less straining there will be some other activities too including cage & facility painting, planting, gift card packaging and charity shop organizing.

Date: 18 July (Corporate & Work Groups); 19 July 10am (Everyone)

Place: Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha, 21297 Govan Mbeki Road

Cost: R67 / R167 (you decide what you can donate to the cost of the kennels);

Lunch: Extra R50 gets you some lunch catered by Learn for Earn (need to book)

Bring along: Hammer per person & paint brushes. If you have any extra wood, paint or nails bring those along too.

RSVP by 16 July to / 0823577613 / 0214331942

The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is the only permanent, veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township area just outside Cape Town, South Africa.

Highly respected and supported by the people they serve, Mdzananda Animal Clinic was founded in 1996 in response to the need to provide veterinary care to a fast growing community that had no access to help for their animals.

Today the clinic serves up to 1000 animals per month through consultations, surgery, hospitalization, x-rays and mobile clinics for for sick and injured animals, primarily dogs and cats.

It is often of the opinion that people in townships should not own pets. We have a different opinion. Anyone who visits Mdzananda has the pleasure of meeting owners who adore their animals. Even though our main focus is on animal healthcare, we are committed to effectively making a change in the lives of community. We have a strong focus on community empowerment and education to ensure responsible pet ownership. We focus on understanding the community’s needs, embracing this, gaining their respect and trust. In this way we can effectively make a difference in the lives of the people as well as their animals.

A community that loves animals is a healthy community. By looking after an animal people learn responsibility, respect for life, compassion and non-violence. These are valuable attributes which flow over into everyday life enabling a healthy community.

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