Category: Advice

Don’t catch wild snakes!

On Saturday, we were greeted with a bit of a surprise. Our clinic volunteers were approached by some Fisantekraal residents who wanted to sell these three snakes which they had...

How to help your new cat settle in

Your new cat is looking to YOU to show them what to do and what is expected of them. Think of yourself as a tour guide showing around a foreign...

Myths about adopting male pets

When we need to rehome a male dog or cat, our hearts sink because we know he’ll probably wait a long time, especially if it is a big or ‘scary-looking’...

Housetraining new dogs

One thing most people are worried about is housetraining! It’s nothing to panic about and is actually usually easier in adult dogs than pups. Adults are more focused, better at...

Adopt a low-energy dog

Not into exercise or have limited mobility? That shouldn’t stop you from adopting! Read the article below, or by clicking on the picture. Owning a dog does not necessarily mean...

How to help your new dog settle in

“I don’t know that I’m adopted” Put yourself in your new pet’s paws: they don’t yet know that they’re ‘adopted’ or that this is their ‘forever home’. Try to understand...

10 great reasons to adopt an adult dog.

It’s a struggle to find homes for adult dogs and cats (six months and older). People are afraid that they won’t fit into their home or family, get on with...

All the contacts and info you need on fireworks night

With so many posts telling you who to call when animals run off due to fireworks/thunder, we decided to collect them and put them in ONE place – much easier.

Pet obesity

Jennifer Davies of Fisantekraal Animal Welfare (FAW) says: “According to the latest research, pet obesity is one of the biggest health issues facing pets today – and it can have...

Rabies

A very important subject! Please note, we cannot assist with vaccinating outside our area as we are a very small organisation with limited funds. We apologise that we cannot assist...

Why your new pet might try to ‘escape’

Please, please, please, we really cannot emphasise enough: many newly adopted dogs (and cats!) try to get out of their new home in the first few days! Download this handy...

Never feed your dog corncobs!

Meet Tiger. This isn’t just the story of a dog who needed our help. It is also a cautionary tale.  In February, Tiger’s owners, a family from Fisantekraal, called us terribly...

Canine distemper

CANINE DISTEMPER (often just called ‘distemper’) is a contagious, very serious virus in dogs. It affects a dog’s respiratory, digestive and nervous systems (brain), and the membranes of the eyes...

Beware: people falsely claiming found animals

As members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum, we receive various emails and info. We received one from the SPCA which we think is very important to share. It relates...

Protect your dog from theft

Dog theft is not a myth. Please, please, please keep your dogs safe. If that means not leaving them in the front yard, or separating your back & front yards,...