Sana at the SPCA helm
Chissano Sana will be managing the Komani SPCA from the end of the month.
Current manager and inspector Betty Cree is moving to East London.
Sana said he recently passed the exam to qualify as an Animal Welfare assistant via the national SPCA.
He will be working at the SPCA as an inspector and as the local manager. He urged locals to take responsibility for their pets.
“People get pets and then they just don’t care after a while. They let the animals breed indiscriminately with litter after litter and then they drop off the unwanted animals at the SPCA.”
He said the SPCA did not have the money to buy the vaccines and food for the animals.
The Komani SPCA would welcome volunteers to help out at the kennels and the animal welfare body is appealing for donations of blankets and food to help ease the burden.
The local SPCA has not received its payments from the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality over recent months and is in a critical financial situation. A meeting is due next week.
Sana also appealed to people not to set off fireworks as he said these had devastating consequences on the welfare of domestic animals, with many dogs being injured as they flee in fear from the sound. He also appealed to the local government to assist in policing fireworks in the area.
Anyone able to help the SPCA, can contact them on 045-839-2819.