SA.MAST Animal Hospital
Meet the world’s smallest army. SA.MAST, always a force for change,
is marching towards a township hospital for animals
Our hospital has been built and must now become operational!
We have built a first class animal hospital by converting seven 12m shipping containers to form a single structure – including a second floor to conduct humane education workshops. Hospitals, clinics, office blocks and even homes are built all over the world using this method with outstanding results and we are happy to report that we are over the moon too with what we have achieved.
The interior of the hospital consists of the following: patient reception; consultation; cat and dog general & mass sterilisation wards; quarantine ward, 2 x surgery, surgery prep room; x-ray room; storeroom; kitchen; admin office and toilets.
We are in a position to provide medical treatment and veterinary services to 600 patients per month in its first year of operation. Our goal is to increase this figure to 1 000 patients per month by the end of our second year of operation.
A SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN WOULD GIVE US THE GREEN LIGHT WE NEED TO BECOME OPERATIONAL AND START THE HEALING.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
SA.MAST is audited annually and registered as a Non Profit Trust and Public Benefit Organisation. Our beneficiaries are 100% black South African’s and SA.MAST has been independently awarded their own BBBEE Certificate – scoring 100%! We can also issue all backers with Section 18A Tax Deductible Certificates.
Health & Safety
Our sterilisation and animal ambulance programme means there are fewer dangerous, sick and diseased animals mixing with the human population and therefore a positive influence on the human health and safety status is achieved. The important issue of Zoonosis (infections and diseases passed from animal to human), its causes, treatments and preventative measures are also emphasised.
Tourism and Small Business Development
To quote the City of Cape Town: “Responsible tourism is tourism ‘that creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit’. A responsible tourism approach aims to achieve the triple-bottom line outcomes of sustainable development, i.e. economic growth, environmental integrity and social justice.” Our mass sterilisation, primary treatment and animal ambulance programmes are complimentary towards sustainable development and promotes tourism and investment.
Economic & Emotional Empowerment
Pet guardians of Khayelitsha are not only assisted with the care of their pets, but are economically empowered. Because of SA.MAST, they are able to prevent unwanted and unsupportable litters by taking advantage of our free mass sterilisation and primary treatment programme. Emotional empowerment is achieved when a distraught guardian of a sick or injured cat or dog calls us for help and get the help they need.
Milestone 1: R12 000.00
The Tipping Point – We reach this Milestone and our project is A-GO!
Often an illness or injury can easily be diagnosed and restorative treatment can begin with the most basic of veterinary equipment such as a microscope to identify a virus, disease or parasite infection, stethoscope to listen for heart or lung abnormalities, glucometer to test for diabetes, otoscope for ear infections and scale to ascertain a patients weight and correct prescription dose.
Milestone 2: R60 000.00
Every patient is different, some may be diagnosed and restored to health quickly, while others have to undergo more intensive diagnostic procedures to establish cause of illness or extent of injury. In the case of of injury, such as a broken leg or hernia, surgery is often indicated.
A Centrifuge, Refractometer, Surgical Instrument Set and Isofor Anesthetic Machine will facilitate even more relief from pain and suffering and the saving of lives.
At SA.MAST we recognize how very much cats and dogs are a part of the Khayelitsha community. We know that we have an important role to play in helping the impoverished people of Khayelitsha to live up to their responsibilities towards their animals AND encourage the development of a caring and compassionate community. This hospital will mean the end of despair for so many people who love and cherish their animals, while one compassionate act with a positive outcome often motivates the person to reach out with a helping and gentle hand to the benefit of not just animals but to their fellow human being too.
Milestone 3: R500 000.00
Will see the realization of a first class, fully equipped animal hospital, including consultation room, isolation ward, recovery wards, surgery theatres and X-ray facility. Impoverished cat and dog guardians who want to care for their animals in a responsible and compassionate manner need to have this hospital to turn to.
Important to note: The X-Ray facility is the most expensive investment at R252 000. Without this machine we will have to travel a fair distance to have patients X-rayed. However many, many procedures do not require X-Rays and we will still be able to help and heal hundreds of sick and injured patients per month.