Thanda Inja was registered as a non-profit company (NPC) in 2018 (Registration no 2018/045763/08) with Malcolm and Cheryl Gaw as the promoters and initiators of the project with the aim to establish sustainable, mobile veterinary facilities and a community-based animal welfare hospital. The Thanda Inja project which started 5 years ago is an outflow of the Pug Rescue operation managed by Malcolm and Cheryl.
The services to be offered to the community by Thanda Inja will entail first and foremost a veterinary outreach project with two mobile veterinary clinics and two veterinary ambulances backed by a high-volume low-cost animal welfare hospital which will accommodate up to 60 animals. The hospital will consist of two theatres, two consulting rooms, a dental room, X-ray and sonar room, isolation and quarantine areas, a dispensary and hospital accommodation supported by a duty station. The hospital will be staffed by 32 professional and support staff. The four full-time veterinarians and qualified veterinary support staff will have the primary objective of offering veterinary care to the animals in local communities within a 50km radius of the hospital located on the site positioned behind the Pug Rescue sanctuary. The purpose of Thanda Inja is ‘taking veterinary care to our communities’.
“Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” - George Eliot