WHO ARE WE?

SAACA was established as a need for animals with cancer. As the 4th in the world SAACA will fill the gap for the animals with cancer in Southern Africa. Cancer has always been seen as a human illness, but little does everybody know that animals are diagnosed and die of cancer as humans do. In one study, 45% of the dogs that reached 10 years of age or older died of cancer.

SAACA is the first organisation in Africa that will focus on cancer and animals. SAACA’s main objectives are working with Onderstepoort as a research institute. Secondly to do sterilization in rural areas and to educate the public on the topic. SAACA is so excited to have taken hands with the faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, who will be conducting the research of animals with cancer.

SAACA – THE SOUTHERN AFRICA ANIMAL CANCER ASSOCIATION (SAACA) NPC# 2020/604314/08 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

UP & SAACA LAUNCH ONCOLOGY CENTRE FOR ANIMAL TREATMENT AND RESEARCH

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Southern Africa Animal Cancer Association (SAACA) have teamed up to create an oncology centre for clinical cases and research in animals.

At the end of 2020, founder and CEO of SAACA Munnik Marais approached the faculty with a proposal to join forces. Having spent many years fundraising for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Marais wanted to create awareness of cancer in animals and encourage treatment and research. To achieve this goal, SAACA was created.

Dr Paolo Pazzi, Section Head of Small Animal Medicine at UP, heads the research aspect of the oncology centre. “The goal of this collaboration is to increase the faculty’s capacity to treat cancer in animals,” he said. “This will result in an increase in research in this field. It will allow for earlier diagnosis of cancer and a wider spectrum of effective treatment options for animals.”

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OUR MISSION:

To be the one-stop NPC in Southern Africa, with information on animals with cancer. Vision: To fund research in animals with cancer. To provide education and information. To give support and help.

OUR VALUES:

  • To fight for the health of the animals who cannot speak for themselves.
  • To be transparent.
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