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Last Thursday 3 gunmen armed with assault rifles stormed our clinic
and held our Clinic Manager and Community Liaison Officer at gunpoint
and stole our laptops, cell phones, cameras and cash.


2013 has been a very successful yet extremely challenging year for SA.MAST. We have exceeded the 7000 mark in dog and cat sterilisations in Khayelitsha, distributed 151 kennels, filled thousands of hungry tummies, saved countless lives and prevented much suffering through our Emergency Medical Assist Programme. Yet we've encountered hurdles every step of the way. SAMASTIn April our donated Proton Arena Bakkie was diagnosed with terminal engine failure. All parts are sourced in Malaysia and we had to send it to an early grave due to insufficient funding for an engine overhaul. This vehicle has been off the road for months

Thankfully PUPP contributed towards the cost of us purchasing a 2nd vehicle, a Nissan NP200. It was written off in an accident a few weeks ago and we were short-changed by the insurance (we are now insuring all our assets through a broker). Thanks to generous supporters, we managed to make up the short-fall and will take delivery of our new 2nd hand vehicle at the end of September.

The only vehicle we have on the road at the moment is an elderly Nissan NP300 and it's giving up the ghost, having transported thousands of animals to and fro for sterilisation and treatment. This vehicle is now also in need of an engine overhaul and it's a matter of time before it grinds to a complete halt.



Despite all these set-backs, our Sterilisation and Emergency Medical Assist Programme continues unabated, albeit under extremely logistically challenging circumstances. The dogs and cats of Khayelitsha need us and we will not forsake them. Without your help, our entire programme could come to a standstill.

We are attempting to replace the engine and gearbox of the Proton
and would appreciate the advice / assistance of a mechanic who can do this for us
and sponsorship of the costs thereof @ R30 000.00

We're begging for donations to fund a full engine overhaul
of our only operational vehicle (Nissan NP300) at the cost of R15 000.00

The Nissan NP300's rear cab window was smashed
whilst transporting kennels and we need it replaced ASAP

Of the 6 phones that were stolen, we have managed to replace 3.
If anyone has a BlackBerry to donate, please let us know

We're in need of the donation of 2 functional laptops
to get us fully up and running again.

We urgently require a replacement camera
to continue to document our work.

No donation amount is too small

We can issue Section 18A Tax Donation Certificates

Make a SECURE CREDIT CARD donation on our website:
Make a DIRECT DEPOSIT, our bank account details are:
SA.MAST, Nedbank. Acc no 1676031707, Bcc: 167609

Enquiries: 021 712 2170


In order to continue offering our indispensable service to the animals of Khayelitsha, we need to beef up our security and ensure the safety of our staff and patients. Thankfully Protea Coin Security will be installing CCTV cameras at our facility but we require the following additional security measures

• Shade Cloth (out of sight, out of mind)
• A 6-foot wall / Palisade Fencing
• Electric Fencing
• A motorised gate
• An intercom system
• Sponsorship to cover the cost of a full-time armed Security Guard
• Security gates on every door of every container (8 in total)

Life is cheap in Khayelitsha and securing our facility is of the utmost importance. Please email if you can assist with any of these security requirements.


Cherry was brought in to our clinic for mange treatment. She was in a shocking state of emaciation and we seized her immediately. She didn't even have the strength to stand on her own 4 legs. Thanks to the expert care she has received in foster care, she pulled through. Her survival is nothing short of a miracle and she will soon join up with her adoptive family. Thanks Ronel, for fixing this little girl up and turning her into a proper puppy!


Noodle was rescued during our epic kennel distribution rounds. She was slowly but surely starving to death. She had no food, water, shelter or love. Her rehabilitation in foster care is underway and soon this classic Africanis girl (ridgeback and all) will be available for adoption. Please email Noodle is a perfect example of why we sterilise: to prevent suffering.


For more information contact:
Tamsin Nel, Founder & Director,
South African Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust

Tel: +27 (0) 21 712 2170 | Cell: +27 (0) 84 778 1215
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