Extensive sterilisation campaigns are undertaken whenever funding allows.
An example of such a previous campaign would be during the period July 2013 to March 2016, when the AACL partnered with the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in its Outreach KZN project. This project offered free sterilisation of dogs and cats within townships and informal settlements.
As transport was a major challenge for many of those wishing to have their animals sterilised, the AACL Durban Branch offered its vehicles and field personnel to collect animals from as far afield as Richmond and Umkomaas. The animals were transported to a satellite clinic and returned at the end of the day. The AACL also provided a bag of food for each animal to aid their recovery.
In Hammarsdale and surrounding areas, field workers cleared these areas street by street of unsterilized animals. As community confidence grew, more and more pet owners came forward requesting assistance, and continue to do so today.
During this outreach project, the League collected and returned over 7 000 dogs and cats for sterilisation, vaccination, rabies inoculation, deworming and parasite control.