Rescue mission: Nieu Bethesda 2022

The tiny Karoo town of Nieu Bethesda, 50km from Graaff Reinet, is a sought-after tourist destination for its iconic Owl House. Tourism is the town’s lifeblood but there is not enough of it, especially post-Covid, to sustain the more than 1600 residents and unemployment rates are projected at more than 75%, with the majority of […]

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Mandela Day 2020 exceeds expectations

Mandela Day 2020 was the fourth mass sterilisation outreach clinic hosted by EberVet Community Veterinary Care but this year it went far beyond our expectations.   When we set our target for the day, we hoped to sterilise 67 dogs and cats from Nomzamo/Lwandle but, thanks to the enthusiasm of our vets and their support […]

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Mandela Day 2020: saving pets’ lives

Mandela Day 2020 will be remembered for many different reasons with Covid-19 top of mind for most people. For animal lovers, it’s our chance to really make a difference. A difference that truly counts. Each year EberVet Community Veterinary Care partners with an animal welfare organisation somewhere in the Western Cape or Karoo to sterilise […]

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Ebervet Training Academy aids animal welfare

EberVet Training Academy’s Sister Hilda Mills held a two-day training camp in Oudtshoorn in mid-March for 11 animal welfare volunteers who work in three towns in the Karoo. The EberVet Training Academy supports animal welfare organisations by offering on-site training to welfare volunteers working on the frontline. The Oudtshoorn camp was initiated by Vanessa Engelbrecht […]

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Prince Albert Dieresorg makes the grade

Prince Albert Dieresorg/Animal Welfare, a tiny organisation made up of volunteer residents of this small Karoo town, recently completed the EberVet Training Academy’s Animal Welfare Assistant training course. The course, hosted by veteran veterinary nurse Sr Hilda Mills, was held over two days in Prince Albert. Day One was devoted to theory. Participants learned about […]

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Mandela Day 2019

Mandela Day 2019 was a mixed bag for the EberVet Group but with one goal in mind: bettering the lives of pets from impoverished homes. Weeks before the day, our EberVet Vetshops started collecting pet food donations which were then either re-bagged into smaller bags for handing out in impoverished areas, or donated directly to […]

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Animal welfare workers must practice self-care

Animal welfare is one of the toughest jobs on the planet, demanding endless physical and emotional resources. These must be replenished, says Hannah Shaw, kitten rescuer and animal welfare educator. The welfare worker who neglects their own emotional needs risks burnout, and a burnt out welfare volunteer is of no help to the animals they’re […]

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Uniondale spayathon 2019

Uniondale may be a small town but there were plenty of big hearts at our first spayathon here. Tucked in a picturesque valley between passes, Uniondale suffers all the economic woes of a town dependent on agriculture yet there was such incredible generosity towards our spayathon that we were able to spay and neuter 130 […]

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And two more donkeys join the EberVet family

We’re big fans of all four-legged creatures which is why we were delighted when Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary offered us another two donkeys to adopt. Welcome to the EberVet family Alice and Blondie! Alice is now 7½ years old and if she had been a working donkey in bad circumstances, would have developed sores, exhaustion and […]

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