2017 has been another very long, but very productive year for SA.MAST.
This year we have broken all previous sterilisation and primary treatment records, finishing the year off at just over 2000 cat and dog spay and neuter patients collected from their homes in Khayelitsha. In total, we have sterilised over 15 000 animals in this vast community.
In addition, our hospital, built in 2015, has already healed and provided primary treatment to thousands of cats and dogs belonging to a largely impoverished community. But while the community may be impoverished, the majority of its residents are very much choosing the compassionate and responsible path towards animal guardianship – made possible by you.
Radically reducing cat and dog populations and massively improving the health and welfare of the both the animal and human residents of Khayelitsha, on the scale that we do it, is because we stand on the shoulders of Kings and Queens. If I could, I would take your hands in mine, look you in the eye and on bended- knee, say thank-you to each and every single person who supports the work we do.
Early next year we will be presenting on the one hand, some very good news and on the other hand, we will also be forced to reveal a few very disturbing facts, figures and uncomfortable truths. There can be no sustainable solution to a problem, if the problem itself is hidden from the problem solvers.
Because what we have to tell you is so important, we are going so far as to make a documentary. An incredibly talented team has already been put together and the filming, editing, post production schedules have all already been finalised.
The big reveal will be in March 2018. Keep an eye open for your invitation.
In the meantime, I wish you a very Merry Xmas
and Happy New Year.
ALL MY LOVE