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Mdzananda Animal Clinic

Welcome to the world of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic - a permanent, veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha township just outside Cape Town, South Africa, home to more than a million people.

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 700 animals per month through consultations, general and specialised surgery, hospitalizationand mobile clinics 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.

Lack of education and funds result in neglect, illnesses and injuries. These include, but are not limited to fleas, ticks, starvation, motor vehicle accidents, dog fights, illnesses that could have been prevented if pets were vaccinated and many unwanted litters. Mdzananda works on educating the community while providing low cost veterinary services.

Apart from veterinary services the Mdzananda Animal Clinic has an emergency ambulance service, performs continuous sterilizations, rehomes pets and hosts community events. We have a strong focus on community empowerment and education and focus on understanding the community’s needs, embracing this, gaining their respect and trust.

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.


Donations to date

R 88 203.52

Fundraising target

R 396 800.00

Funds raised offline

R 7 350.00

Donor Messages

Have a wonderful time!
Thanks for all your good work done over the years
Lazola, U deserve this trip most definitely, for ALL your years of helping animals, my very best wishes x
Lin Bauer
Good Luck, and thank you for looking after these animals, we need more of your kind!
Mario Rensburg
See you soon bro
Eve Frangos
Go Lazola!
Brigitte Reeve Taylor
thanking you for all you do for the animals and wishing you the best trip xxx
SA needs more people like you! Wishing you the very best!

Activity feed

Mandy Briner donated USD $ 309 via Fundraiser for Mdzananda Animal Clinic
16 May 2022 USD $ 309
Kristin Backx donated USD $ 12
13 May 2022 USD $ 12
Kim Novick donated USD $ 65
05 May 2022 USD $ 65
donated R 0
12 Jan 2019
donated R 0
13 Nov 2018