Media Release 25.03.2020

AACL-JHB COVID 19 Emergency Services

As South Africa prepares for lock down at midnight on the 26 March 2020, Animal Welfare and Veterinary service have been included as part of National Essential Services. With this in mind the Animal Anti-Cruelty League Johannesburg with directive from South African Veterinary Council will be offering Emergency Veterinary Services only from Friday 27 March 2020 for the duration of the lockdown. In light of this we have installed necessary protocol and will be adhering to strict hygiene and precautionary measures related to dealing with the virus to safeguard our staff, our clients and ultimately our animals.

Animal Emergency Services will include:

  • Dogs or Cats with Fractures or a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Dogs or Cats that have been mauled or bitten
  • Poisoning and/or active seizures
  • Dystocia – battling with birth
  • Prolapse of the Eyes, Vagina or Rectum
  • Dogs or Cats that are unable to urinate
  • Anorexia – Dogs or Cats that have not eaten for 2 days with symptoms of Anaemia, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea
  • Critically ill puppies
  • Foreign Bodies

Please note the following services are not deemed as emergencies and clients requiring these services will be deferred until the Lockdown is over.

  • Vaccinations
  • Sterilisation
  • Skin conditions
  • Dentals

Please remember we are a Welfare Veterinary Hospital our financial and payment protocols will remain the same, we do not offer free services.

Should you not be a welfare client of AACL-JHB please make contact with your local Veterinary Clinic for services and times on offer.

AACL-JHB Emergency Consulting hours: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 am – 11:00am

AACL-JHB Emergency Contacts numbers:

Animal Medical Emergencies: 082 892 2778

Kennels: Stray and lost animals only: 072 705 5460

Animal Abuse: (life or death) – 082 892 2776

Outreach: Emergencies in our Outreach communities (as above): 082 606 5708

All Animal Emergency clients must contact us on the relevant emergency numbers for advice prior to arriving at our premises. Admittance onto the premises is at the discretion of staff at all times, adherence to our hygiene protocols are non-negotiable.

Should you find a stray animal or have lost your animal please contact our Kennel office Emergency number for instruction.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that we all have a responsibility to care for our animals and continue to be Responsible Pet Owners during the lockdown. Our animals are not an afterthought!

Thank you for your assistance and understanding during this time and remember to sanitize!