The Curo Community Initiative (CCI) team and staff donated towards the donation drive for the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). A mammoth handover of food, blankets and additional supplies ...
The Curo Community Initiative (CCI) team and staff donated towards the donation drive for the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).
A mammoth handover of food, blankets and additional supplies was given to Patrick Horrigan, Chief Administrator of PDSA on 8 December 2017. “The staff really contributed beyond our expectations!” said CCI member, Marlize Steenkamp.
The team were introduced to the organisation and the humbling work they do during a visit to the main hospital in Bridgetown in November last year. All staff – both human and animal – dedicate their time and efforts to caring and nurturing sick and injured animals. Even Max, a gentle, resident German Shepherd acts as a blood donor when blood is needed at the hospital.
PDSA is not a shelter, they only care for the animals that are brought in by owners who cannot afford to take their sick animals to a private Veterinary Clinic. There are cases where little puppies or kittens are dropped on their doorstop and as a result they work closely with the SPCA to relocate these animals. Most animals stay there until they are in good health to go home. They do a lot of vaccinations, sterilisations and other technical surgeries. The organisation relies on donations in order to keep going.
“What I’ve noticed about the animals recovering in ICU is that their dietary requirements are obviously of a greater need with regards to quality of food. In such cases they will give the animals Hill’s Prescription Diet food/supplements that will help with the recovery,” Marlize explained.
The organisation’s needs change daily depending on the cases they are confronted with. Surgical equipment, special dietary food for animals with differing needs, as well as assistance for their mobile clinics are some of the constant concerns.