On Sunday the 12th of May we celebrate Mother’s Day – a day honoring all mothers and the role they play in their families and society.


This Mother’s Day the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is using the festive opportunity to reduce the number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens born into the world without mothers to look after them.


“Mother’s Day is about honouring the hard work mothers do, however, the day has become an extremely commercialised event. Shops spend large amounts of money on promoting gifting ideas and shoppers spend hundreds of rands on chocolates and flowers. This year we are encouraging people to spend their money wisely by purchasing one of our special Mother’s Day e-cards,” says Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Manager.


The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is making custom e-cards for Mother’s Day. The cost of one card will covers the cost of performing one sterilisation of a dog or cat in Khayelitsha.


“Ordering an e-card for your mom is easy. Simply make a donation of R350 to our organisation. Email the proof of payment to marcelle@mdzananda.co.za along with your mom’s name, your name and a short message you wish to include. We will send you your custom e-card which you can forward to your mom or print and give to her on Mother’s Day,” says du Plessis.


Mdzananda aims to sterilize 100 pets through funds raised selling these custom e-cards.


“Working in a community where there is an estimate of 300 000 companion animals, sterilisation is of utmost importance. Research shows that an unsterilised pet and its off-spring can produce over 60 000 lives in 6 years,” says du Plessis.


If you would like to purchase your custom e-card contact marcelle@mdzananda.co.za and make your donation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Standard Bank, Account number: 075595710, Branch: Rondebosch, Branch Code: 025009, Reference: MDay +Your Name.


Mdzananda would also like to encourage household dogs and cats to send their human mothers e-cards. Being a mom to a fur child requires a lot of love, patience and commitment. They will, however, need a helping human hand to make this possible.

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