A Warm Doggy Breath Thank You

Our recent appeal for pet food, blankets and doggy jackets has elicited a wonderful response from far and wide.   Caring people have dropped off cans and packets of cat, kitten, dog and puppy food all of which is consumed with great relish by the animals in our care.    We are handling more and more animals which of course means we are always going to need a steady supply of food.  Advit Animal Nutrition, based in Howick, have committed to donating 10x 20kg bags of dog food per month.  This extremely generous donation will make a huge difference to our constant search for food.

From further afield SGX Logistics in New Germany having been donating cat and dog cans to us for years.   We somehow lost touch with them for a while but recently renewed contact and a drive to Pinetown was very well worthwhile as we came back with a full load of canned pet food.

Another extremely long journey undertaken by Dudu, Sandile and Michael was to the Kokstad Prison to collect a large number of donated blankets of unknown quality.  They set off early in two vehicles with a trailer and by the time they arrived home late that day, utterly exhausted, they had brought back a thousand perfectly good blankets to be distributed between all 17 SPCAs in KZN at the forthcoming Regional meeting.   We are all indebted to the powers that be in Correctional Services, Kokstad.

Blankets and dog coats have also been arriving from other quarters and we know of many ladies who are unable to assist us actively any more but who are sewing or knitting for our animals of all shapes and sizes.

We would also like to thank SAPLA Timbers in the Dargle who donate shavings for cat litter.   They even deliver it at no cost to us.   Other companies we approached wanted us to pay for the shavings and to collect it ourselves.   Thank you SAPLA Timbers, your kind support is truly valued.

What a wonderful caring world it is out there.   When we ask for help it comes from individuals, businesses, even government institutions.   Our most sincere thanks go out to one and all.

Heather Somerville, PRO, uMngeni SPCA

Meet the team

Robin Farina and Cynthia Wright

Robin Farina and Cynthia WrightMeet the ladies from our Sewing Team! Robin has been an enthusiastic volunteer for 7 years and is one of three very capable and creative ladies who run the sewing department at our Main Street Centre. She also is very actively involved in the 1000 Paws Walk every year and has worked tirelessly as part of the Catering team as well. Cynthia has been an amazing addition to the Sewing team for the past 4 years. Her sewing skills continue to be of huge assistance to us – enabling us to sell more items in our retail shops. In the 2012 year, the ladies have done wonders with all the fabric and other items that are donated to us and they spend many hours sorting through the donations that are given to us. To date, they have made 800 items of cushions, curtains, dresses and other sewing items for our shops! Well done ladies!

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