As an organization dedicated to the welfare of the working cart horses, CHPA has been tirelessly working to provide vet care and treatment to sick and injured cart horses. The past six months have been particularly challenging, with our vet bills soaring over R600,000! We understand the significance of this expense, so we are happy to provide detailed invoices upon request.

Deworming time.

Last year CHPA dealt with an astonishing 476 veterinary cases and tirelessly administered 1 287 treatments. Unfortunately, this year hasn’t shown any signs of improvement. The demand for our services remains high, highlighting the pressing need for continued support.

Much needed x-rays.

If you feel compelled to support our mission, we invite you to visit our website at Every contribution, no matter how big or small, can help save lives and alleviate suffering in the equine community on the Cape Flats. Your generosity can make a tangible impact on the health and well-being of these incredible souls.

Stallion fight wounds.

To give you an idea of the types of veterinary cases we treat, here are some common conditions we’ve dealt with in recent times:

  1. Colic
  2. Lameness
  3. Eye infections/ulcers
  4. Cuts and abrasions
  5. Lacerations
  6. Dog bite wounds
  7. Wounds sustained from stallion fights
  8. Aborting of foals
  9. Foals not drinking
  10. Mastitis
  11. Abscesses
  12. Hematoma
  13. Tetanus
  14. Biliary
  15. Tendon and ligament injuries
  16. Injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents
  17. Diarrhea
  18. Injuries sustained from being kicked by other horses
  19. Arthritis
  20. Burn wounds
  21. Choke
  22. Tooth infections
  23. Proud flesh
  24. Poisoning
  25. Fractures
  26. Mud fever
  27. Hoof injuries

Eye Injury.

Panga wound.

The Cart Horse Protection Association remains steadfast in its commitment to providing vital veterinary care to sick and injured cart horses. The escalating vet bills serve as a stark reminder of the ongoing need for financial support. By sharing our cause with your loved ones, considering us for your workplace’s Corporate Giving Program, or making a direct donation through our website, you can help us continue our lifesaving work. Together, let’s ensure a brighter future for these noble animals and foster a community that values their well-being.