Promoting Animal Welfare; Cultivating Humanity, Respect and Self-worth for all living beings through Education and Care.We are a voluntarily run small town charity situated in Steytlerville, Karoo. We endeavor to, through our compassion and many a times under very difficult circumstances; improve the lives of our community’s animals by providing Basic Animal Care, i.e. dipping, deworming, sterilizations, vaccination, etc. and by giving Animal Welfare Education. When we have the means to, we also run a feeding scheme for the needy animals.
We strive to apply the same goals as set out by the NSPCA and BELIEVE that an animals welfare should be measured in terms of the FIVE FREEDOMS as specified by them:
freedom from hunger and thirst,
freedom from discomfort,
freedom from pain, injury and disease,
freedom to express normal behavior,
freedom from fear and distress.
Being remote and in a small town whose community is mostly unemployed and impoverished, we sadly do not have the advantage one finds in big cities like many willing hands (volunteers) or a vast pool of donors or sponsors, veterinarians or clinics. However, we are blessed to have the telephonic assistance of three veterinarians and in case of emergencies we travel between 155 - 195 km’s to get to the nearest available vet. The abused, abandoned and neglected animals of our community are being sheltered at the premises of different animal loving volunteers:- One has set-up temporarily dog kennels at her home, another the equine and livestock whilst another has set-up a safe haven for homeless cats. Albeit, we lack the big-city privileges and many commodities, we don’t allow this to be an excuse to help an animal in need!
SARC is a registered NPO (119-618) in Steytlerville, a small town in the Karoo, Eastern Cape and are voluntarily run by a small group of like-minded people. We are not funded by the government or municipality and are currently serving approximately 1,250 dogs and 450 cats with medical care, sterilizations and food. We believe education and empowerment of our community is vital to the success of having healthy and happy animals and responsible, caring owners. To raise funds, we have fundraising initiatives and depend on the kindness of the public for donations. An animal clinic and charity shop is underway to provide better medical care to our animals and to assist with raising much needed funds for our worthy cause. We are however not as successful in raising funds as much as we had hope'd we would be so we are desperately asking for help to build kennels and expand our cattery. For that we really depend on all the help we can get so please help us build our cattery and kennels.
5 April 2013