“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” –Martin Buber

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STERILISATION OF PETS

Having a pet in your life is a privilege and not a right.

Sterilisation of animals brought for treatments is mandatory.  Sterilisation is required at the second vaccination date, as ARO will not support breeding of animals which belong to welfare level indigent families. ARO is not funded by the Government and has to raise approximately R7million annually by way of donations, gifts in kind, grants, legacies and special fundraising events.

For all hospital enquiries please contact Senior Veterinarian Dr Reuben Kotze vet@animalrescue.org.za

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MANDELA DAY AT ARO

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The annual Mandela Day activities at ARO include the hospital sterilising 67 pets from impoverished informal settlement areas.  Only adults with experience in handling post op animals will be permitted to work in the kennels on Mandela Day.

Children are welcome to view the theatre, as well as welcoming the public to join ARO staff and Board Members for a BIG CLEAN! To volunteer your time or your companies team to help ARO on Mandela Day please email aro@animalrescue.org.za

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ARO reserves the right to request a means test before treatment is given.

THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATIONAL HOSPITAL

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Address: 5 Olieboom Road, Ottery, Cape Town, Phone 021-3965511/ 082 836 5880

The Animal Rescue Organisation’s hospital is situated at 5 Olieboom Road, off Strandfontein Road, Ottery in Cape Town.

For all hospital & fieldwork related enquires please contact Supervisor Fagan Vollenhoven on 021-3965511 or email mobile@animalrescue.org.za

The ARO hospital has the capacity to take in up to 60 dogs and in the region of 20 cats for a short stay welfare hospital treatment such as sterilisation or an orthopaedic procedure, but is not an adoption shelter and as such concentrates on the welfare treatment of sick and suffering animals from the most indigent areas of the Cape, including, but not limited to the surrounding Phillipi farming areas, Guguletu, Wesbank, Browns Farm, Delft and Nyanga. Animals are treated for a wide variety of conditions from disease to neglect and cruelty. A limited number of healthy pets, which have been screened for suitability are offered by ARO for adoption. Owners are educated on how to care for their pets and are able to learn more about responsible pet care habits including sterilisation and vaccination. Animals which are the victim of neglect and cruelty will not be returned to their owners.

The ARO hospital is funded by public donations and does not receive Government grants. Lottery funding is limited and ARO is required to fundraise to maintain the hospital services to the poor with an income budget of around R5million required annually. ARO does not adhere to any “label” and does everything possible to save lives within its capabilities.

The hospital opens an onsite Day Clinic from 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and is able to see patients from owners whose gross household income is R15 000 or less. Vetshop products and general pet care items are for sale at the clinic. For all ARO hospital related enquiries, please feel free to call Senior Veterinarian Dr Reuben Kotze on the numbers above.

To support ARO’s hospital with a donation, please click here and donate. Section 18a certificates are available on request.

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