In the period August 2013 to February 2016, the League’s Durban Branch partnered with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in their Outreach KZN sterilisation project. The satellite clinic, initially based alongside Inchanga posed transportation problems for residents and their animals. It was at this time that the League offered its vehicles and personnel to collect and return animals for sterilisation in Hammarsdale and surrounding townships. For convenience, the satellite clinic was moved to the League’s premises in Leckhampton Valley, where some 7 000 dogs and cats were sterilised, dewormed, vaccinated, inoculated against rabies, and treated against parasites.
Once the Outreach KZN project reached its conclusion, Drs Nazmeera Khan and Glynnis Joubert launched a fully equipped veterinary clinic, Artesia Animal Clinic, on the League’s property, offering competitive rates to all.
Once again, where transportation is problematic, at a fee, AACL will collect the animal for sterilisation in the morning, to return home in the afternoon.
Mobile Dipping Unit
The acquisition of a mobile dipping trailer, through the sponsorship of generous animal loving supporters, has allowed the League to undertake regular trips into rural areas and informal settlements, providing a free service in the eradication of tick and flea infestation. This regular treatment greatly reduces the ravages of mange and deadly diseases.