Sana at the SPCA helm

The Rep - - COUNTRY WATCH - SONJA RAASCH

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.

Pic­ture: SONJA RAASCH

CHISSANO SANA

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