Community Empowerment

Brakpan SPCA Offering Free Dog Medication to Dog Owners in Tsakani

Like human beings, dogs need a seasonal full body check-up to avoid diseases caused by various factors including the environment they live in.

As such, the Brakpan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is conducting a wellness examination for dogs aimed at preventing any ailment popular to dogs, such as dog ticks and rabies.  

Residents of Tsakani, Geluksdal and Langaville are called to bring in their dogs to the Brakpan SPCA stall stationed on the open space next to the Tsakane Fire Station near Extension 5. They operate from them every Wednesdays between 12h00 and 14h30. The examination is free of charge.

The free medical dog check-up is conducted by a qualified animal inspector and it includes dog dipping in medication to remove ticks, dog oral health and, if needed, a vaccine for dog rabies. After each check-up, dog owners get to walk away with a free packet of dog food.

Jonathan Lloyd, a qualified animal inspector, said the SPCA as an institution is a custodian for all animal health and safety and as such it is their responsibility to reach out to animal owners who may find it hard to walk into their facilities to seek assistance with animal health, particularly dogs.

“We have noted with concern the state of animals’ wellbeing, especially dogs in township. A lot of owners do not have the means to bring them for a regular check-up to us, so we decided to bring the help closer to them for free for the next five months,” said Lloyd.

Lloyd said residents in other parts of the City wishing to have their dogs checked out should visit the SPCA facility nearer to them, where they can also purchase dog dipping chemicals for R20 per 20 litres.