Poor dog owners get helping hand
Cape Town - An animal welfare group is trying to help impoverished South African dog lovers better care for their pets.
The Mdzananda clinic in Khayelitsha, in CapeTown, started in 1996 in one shipping container.
Today, an operating room and other facilities are housed in seven brightly painted containers equipped with electricity and running water and filled with the smell of anaesthetic and the sound of big and small dogs barking.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) funds the clinic and brings in volunteer vets.
IFAW's Lisa Cant-Haylett says the clinic provides basic care, including sterilisation, and educates people who might not otherwise have a chance to learn how to care for their animals.
IFAW funds a similar clinic in Soweto.