Animal Rescue, March 25, 2024, 11:51 a.m.

Dine for dogs - helping the homeless pets of Khayelitsha

Author: Madzananda Animal Clinic

The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha is thrilled to announce its first ever Gala Dinner taking place on April 27th at the prestigious Durbanville Hills Wine Farm in Cape Town.

This exclusive event aims to raise vital funds for the animals of Khayelitsha, while offering guests an unforgettable evening of entertainment, gourmet dining, and philanthropy.
Event organizer and fundraiser, Kelly Arendse says, “We are very excited about this event. Dine with dogs gala dinner is going to be an evening of dining and philanthropy not to be missed.”
The Gala Dinner promises an enchanting atmosphere, uniting like-minded animal lovers in support of Mdzananda Animal Clinic's mission to improve the lives of animals in Khayelitsha. Guests can anticipate a delightful two-course dinner, complemented by table wine, as well as an array of captivating entertainment and informative talks throughout the evening.
The Clinic helps up to 1500 sick, injured and homeless pets of Khayelitsha on a monthly basis. “Our clinic and shelter are bursting at the seams and this requires a lot of funding. Our yearly cost is just under 15 million rand and we need all the support we can get from the public to help us care for the animals. We hope that we can sell out at our gala dinner to raise much needed funds for the pets who rely on our services,” says Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Executive.
Renowned radio presenter and emcee extraordinaire, Liezel van der Westhuizen, will grace the event with her impeccable style and wit, guiding guests through an evening of laughter and camaraderie. The entertainment line-up includes the comedic brilliance of South Africa's top ventriloquist, Conrad Koch, whose performances promise to leave guests in stitches. Adding to the ambiance, the Isibane se Afrika Choir will serenade attendees with exquisite harmonies, setting the stage for a memorable evening of giving back.
Central to the event is an exciting auction featuring exclusive items and experiences, providing guests with the opportunity to bid on coveted treasures while supporting a worthy cause. From a luxury getaway to unique collectibles, the auction offers something for everyone, with all proceeds directly benefiting the animals of Khayelitsha.
“We are incredibly excited to host this event and invite our community to join us for an evening of compassion and generosity," says Kelly Arendse, Fundraiser for Mdzananda Animal Clinic. "Every ticket purchased not only ensures a memorable experience for our guests but also makes a tangible difference in the lives of countless animals in need."
Tickets for the Gala Dinner & Auction are available for purchase on Quicket at at R750 per head. For those unable to attend, donations are gratefully accepted, further supporting Mdzananda’s ongoing efforts to provide essential care and support to animals in Khayelitsha. To reserve tickets or to inquire further, please contact Kelly at
“Mdzananda Animal Clinic extends its deepest gratitude to all supporters and sponsors for their generosity and commitment to animal welfare. Together, we can create a brighter future for the furry friends of Khayelitsha, one paw at a time,” says du Plessis.

About Mdzananda Animal Clinic (
The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is a permanent, veterinary council registered, NPO animal clinic in Khayelitsha. The clinic serves an average of 1500 animals per month through consultations, hospitalisation, general and orthopaedic surgeries, sterilisations, mobile clinics and an animal ambulance. Mdzananda has a strong focus on community empowerment and education to ensure responsible pet ownership into the future.