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Estate subsidises pet vaccinations

A pet vaccination drive initiated by residents of De Velde lifestyle estate in Somerset West has drawn considerable praise from veterinarians, as the deadly and highly contagious parvo and distemper viruses continue to sweep through the Western Cape.

More than 40 pets resident at De Velde were vaccinated on Sunday 25 November thanks to this initiative which was organised and subsidised by the management of the housing estate.

Veterinarians and their assistants from EberVet Country Animal Clinic in Somerset West and Cottage Vet in Gordon’s Bay vaccinated 23 cats and 19 dogs. Every animal was clinically examined and deworming and microchipping was also offered.

De Velde management organised this pet vaccination campaign to ensure all pets on the estate are properly protected from contagious illnesses and comply with estate regulations.

“In recent months there have been severe outbreaks of the deadly parvovirus and distemper in Cape Town, Knysna and Khayelitsha, which is why we decided to offer this clinic to estate residents,” De Velde manager Larry Levenberg said.

Dr Ingrid de Wet, veterinarian at EberVet Country Animal Clinic, labelled the initiative “brilliant”. “We hope other estates will duplicate,” she said. “Diseases such as parvovirus and feline leukaemia are highly contagious and, for pets living in close proximity on an estate, the risks of contracting these illnesses are high. Vaccination is their best protection.”

The vaccination clinic was held at De Velde’s Lifestyle Centre from 08:30 to 11:30, and was manned by four veterinarians and a host of De Velde volunteers.

In addition to the vaccination clinic, De Velde will sponsor a pet sterilisation clinic for impoverished pet owners in a neighbouring community in the new year.

Veterinary surgeon Dr Hilldidge Beer praised De Velde residents for their generosity.

“EberVet Community Veterinary Care conducts hundreds of these sterilisation outreach clinics in impoverished towns and communities throughout the Helderberg, Overberg and the Karoo every year,” she said.

“Sterilisation not only reduces unwanted litters of puppies and kittens, but it also strengthens the adult animals’ immunity against disease. We congratulate De Velde for their foresight and compassion.”

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