Category Archives: Sterilisation

The Prevention Imperative

        When any organisation states that its purpose or mission is to prevent cruelty to animals, one would expect that such an organisation would be engaged in activities that focus on prevention. Let’s consider the meaning of

Open Adoptions and Companion Animal Ethics

        I was told recently that Ark Animal Centre do not do home checks but instead process adoptions using the ‘American system’. It’s something of a misnomer because it’s not like ALL rescue organisations in America employ

AACL PE Update

It is time to catch up on some AACL PE news for the first six months of a very busy year so far!  So many wonderful people have come on board to help us.  Our heartfelt thanks to each and

From Schism to Synergy

It was 1995. I had joined a company as Group Financial Manager after consulting to them for several months, and it was beginning to dawn on me what a huge challenge I had taken on. The company was in trouble,

SAVA CVC’s: Sustainable Welfare

        85% of the estimated 6 million dogs in SA have no access to veterinary services. One of the major hurdles is the affordability of veterinary services. At the moment vets charge high prices to cover their

Aliens Among Us

      When I was a kid, my family used to have movie nights, most often at my Uncle’s house. He had turned his garage into a movie theatre, complete with gold eggshells lining the walls and a curtain

Mandatory Sterilisation: It’s not Magic

The Companion Animal Population Control Imperative Many years ago, I read an outstanding book about the nature of cures in medicine, entitled ‘Beyond the Magic Bullet’, in which Bernard Dixon showed that the notion of a single remedy for a

Mangaung By-Laws Comments

        In response to the draft by-laws for Mangaung, the following comments/suggestions were made by a DA councillor. I do wish politicians would consult with those who have some knowledge of the variables, I came across this