ARO has joined forces with other welfare organisations in the City of Cape’s mass sterilisation campaign. We are aiming to sterilise at least 250 animals from Mitchell’s Plain before the end of February 2021. Our Mobile Clinic is being used to collect and deliver animals for this city funded project.
This will reduce the amount of unwanted animals that are subjected to suffering and neglect as a result. Sterilisation is of paramount importance to managing pet populations and ending the cycle of animal abuse and cruelty.
Other benefits of sterilisation include:
- Sterilised animals are healthier; they have reduced instances of cancers and infections of the genital tract and breast cancer).
- They are less likely to roam resulting in a lower accident rate.
- They are less likely to show sex-related behavioural issues, i.e. aggression, dominant behaviour, fighting and even spray-marking of territory
- Fewer euthanasia’s
- Reduced pressure on animal welfare services