SPCA mar­ket pulls at heart strings

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The East Lon­don SPCA held an Open Day Win­ters Mar­ket at their an­i­mal sanc­tu­ary in Ama­linda on Satur­day morn­ing.

The mar­ket usu­ally takes place at the end of the year and aims to en­cour­age peo­ple to adopt the an­i­mals.

SPCA fundraiser Mar­garet Pautz said they de­cided to hold the mar­ket now rather than at the end of the year when the weather was hot.

“We set up stalls among the an­i­mals so that the mar­ket go­ers can see them while tak­ing ad­van­tage of the goods on sale,” Pautz said.

Stall holder Niki Bam said sup­port­ing the SPCA was a good cause as they did a lot to look af­ter the an­i­mals.

“I have pledged to give a per­cent­age of my sales to­day to the or­gan­i­sa­tion to as­sist in their en­deav­ours,” Bam said.

There were a va­ri­ety of stalls on dis­play, from paint­ings to toys and books to food.

Pautz urged the pub­lic to get in­volved – even as vol­un­teers – to help the an­i­mals in need.

“We will be hav­ing a Biker’s Break­fast on Au­gust 12 at Hams Club as a fundrais­ing event.

“Please pull in and join us,” Pautz said.

Pic­ture: NEVETTE GREYVENSTEIN

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Pic­ture: AMANDA NANO

FOR THE AN­I­MALS: Vis­i­tors mak­ing their way through the Open Day Win­ters Mar­ket held at the East Lon­don SPCA

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