The campaign aims at introducing homeless pets up for adoption to members of the public and to encourage people to sponsor them to show them some extra love on Christmas Day.

"Most shelter pets have never experienced Christmas," says Marcelle du Plessis, fundraising and communications manager at the shelter. "Christmas is usually a joyous day but my heart always breaks for the pets at our shelter facility who are spending it without a family."

"In 2021, we hope to make it a bit more special for them. Members of the public can sponsor a shelter pet to have a Christmas day experience. Our staff and volunteers will, in turn, make their day special," adds du Plessis.

There is a variety of sponsoring options, including:
  • R100: A good cuddle
  • R200: A good cuddle and a treat
  • R300: A good cuddle, treat and playtime, and
  • R500: All the above.
Individuals can choose their pet by visiting the Mdzananda Animal Clinic website, Facebook or Instagram pages.

Those who would like to sponsor a pet to have a Charismas experience are encouraged make a donation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic via the following:
  • Standard Bank
  • Account number: 075595710
  • Branch: Rondebosch
  • Branch Code: 025009
  • Reference: Their chosen pet's name and their name
Alternatively, they can click here.  

For more information, visit You can also follow the Mdzananda Animal Clinic on Facebook or on Instagram.