Owl Sanctuary

The Vet Books for Africa team visited Owl Rescue Centre on Saturday.

It was an amazing experience to learn about the great work Brendan and Danelle Murray are doing in rescuing owls all over South-Africa and the world. We were privileged to be able to talk to them about what conservation of our planet is truly about, including their approach to rehabilitation of their owls. To them, the Owls come first and it is amazing to meet such dedicated people.

We would like to thank them for their time and all the amazing work they are doing.

We would also like to thank each and every student, lecturer and staff member at Onderstepoort faculty of Veterinary Science, that contributed to the bottle collection drive. Without them this would not have been possible. These bottles will now be used for making Owl houses.

To learn more about the different projects at the Owl Rescue Centre please visit their facebook page or website:


PETS August Spayathon

The team spent a long yet rewarding day working together with PETS (www.pets.org.za) , all its volunteers and the veterinarians on duty in Orange Farm, Lenasia on Saturday 3 August.
Starting at 7 that morning we unpacked all the donations, laid out the tables for the deworming and vaccination stations and prepped the operating room. The day proved to be both tough and tiring, yet rewarding and inspiring to see just how many people from the community participated.
It’s always tough to see the conditions of life in communities such as Orange Farm, but it was amazing to see that-much to popular belief- many pet owners are not negligible and cruel, but caring and truly concerned for the welfare of their pets. We saw over 250 dogs (and even some cats) that were vaccinated and dewormed, and the vets managed approximately 40 sterilization procedures.
A truly amazing experience  and a very meaningful project to have been involved with!