80th anniversary

The birthday cake looks almost too cute to consume.

Linda Peel, The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)

The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals celebrated its 80th year of treating animals from various communities by hosting a family fun day at Nantes Park on Saturday November 4.

The day was well supported by the communities we serve, with well over 1000 people attending and was a really fun day.

Highlights of the day included enjoying a funky open air zumba class with Keith Court; a dog obedience and attack show by the German Shepherd Dog Obedience Club; and a fascinating display of highly trained and skilled dogs used by the City of Cape Town to track and identify copper – used in an effort to solve copper theft cases.

Our line-up of local talent -The Rockets, Nuraan Boltman, Family Affair, Mujahied George and Professor Mtetwa’s Cultural Group – proved to be showstoppers. Cole Adams had the crowd roaring and is certainly Cape Town’s Justin Bieber.

There was something for everyone’s interests – a display of Show ‘* Shine cars; stalls selling clothing; children’s novelties; animal food and many delicious food treats. The children thoroughly enjoyed having their faces painted; eating candy floss, playing on the outdoor jungle gym equipment and going for rides in a horse-drawn cart.

The master of ceremonies, Gary Naidoo, kept the crowd energised and laughing.

Thank you to the communities who continue to support the PDSA’s animal welfare work. We look forward to the next 80 years of working together.