Take care of our donkeys

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Following the recent spate of cruelty- and welfare-related incidents involving working donkeys, we are strongly appealing to owners to take a greater interest in managing their animals’ condition.

Horses and donkeys can be difficult to keep in good condition, especially during droughts and poor weather. Make sure you can feel their ribs but you should not see them. They should have a rounded back end and good muscle coverage. Poor conditioning can be a sign of underfeeding and/or poor nutrition but also health problems.

For more information and or advice on animal care, please do not hesitate to contact the Grahamstown SPCA or one of the friendly vets in town.

Ikhala Veterinary Practice on Strowan Road, Tel: 046 622 3261

The State Vet on George Street, Tel: 046 622 7112

Grahamstown Veterinary Practice on Fitzroy Street, Tel: 046 622 6743

Keep in touch with all the updates on your SPCA, and our work in the community, by following us on Facebook.

For more information, advice or guidance, to report cruelty and or details on how you can donate to help us with the work we are doing in your community, please contact the Grahamstown SPCA on 046 622 3233 or e-mail us at spcaght@gmail.com.

For any animal-related emergencies please contact the Grahamstown SPCA on the Emergency Cell on 0648208496.

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