An­i­mals’ com­rades in run for money

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - NEWS - TANYA PE­TERSEN

IN A bid to raise much-needed funds for sick an­i­mals, three lo­cal men will run next year’s Com­rades Marathon for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

At the launch of the cam­paign, Com­rades4Ca­nines, it was an­nounced that the three, Louis Horn, Greg Korck and Liam Gannon, are plan­ning to raise R100 000 for the SPCA, specif­i­cally for the mo­bile clin­ics.

The SPCA’s Belinda Abra­ham said the mo­bile clin­ics meant a lot to the com­mu­ni­ties as a num­ber of peo­ple were not able to bring their an­i­mals to the SPCA in Grassy Park.

“Pub­lic trans­port with a dog is not pos­si­ble. Mo­bile clin­ics take our ser­vices to the peo­ple.”

She said a large por­tion of the funds to run the SPCA came from the per­son in the street.

The SPCA’s Natasha Jo­hannes said R100 000 cov­ered the yearly costs of two mo­bile clin­ics.

Last year, she said, the mo­bile clin­ics saw 16000 an­i­mals.

The three fundrais­ers said they loved an­i­mals and wanted to do some­thing to as­sist the SPCA to con­tinue to care for them.

Korck said he be­lieved not enough was be­ing done for an­i­mals and that “they are an im­por­tant part of so­ci­ety”.

All three are will­ing to take on var­i­ous chal­lenges to raise the money.

To help them reach their tar­get see https://cape­spca. co.za/com­rades-4-ca­nines.

For more in­for­ma­tion, you can call the SPCA at 021-7004140.

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