Animals’ comrades in run for money
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.