SPCA in des­per­ate need

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King Wil­liam’s Town SPCA is in dire need of all kind of an­i­mal food as a re­sult of an in­flux of strays an­i­mals that were brought in to the fa­cil­ity in Au­gust.

SPCA com­mit­tee mem­ber An­nette Rade­meyer said 29 poi­soned dogs had been ad­mit­ted to their fa­cil­ity.

“If we could have a do­na­tion of puppy and adult dog pel­lets, as well as food for the cats, it would re­ally go a long way,” Rade­meyer said.

She said that with the on­set of the tick sea­son in September, there was also an in­flux of cats into the fa­cil­ity

“We’re also ap­peal­ing for fod­der for the cat­tle and goats that come in. Just yes­ter­day we had 14 cat­tle ar­rive,” she said.

One of the chal­lenges the SPCA has is slow adop­tion of an­i­mals by mem­bers of the pub­lic .

“Un­for­tu­nately, we won’t take in vi­cious dogs be­cause they won’t be fit for adop­tion. In this case, we’re forced to put them down.”

A Bik­ers’ Break­fast to be held on Oc­to­ber 7 will raise funds for an­i­mal food.

“We will also have the SPCA Potjie Fun Day on Oc­to­ber 28 where there’ll be a lot of fam­ily fun at the Pirates Club,” Rade­meyer said.

The com­mu­nity is en­cour­aged to take part and put up a stall at a nom­i­nal fee of R60.

“You can sell any­thing you have in your garages and the pro­ceeds can go straight to your pock­ets,” she added.

The SPCA can be con­tacted on 043-6436008 or read­ers can visit their Face­book page, King Wil­liam’s Town SPCA.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

SAFE HAVEN: A stabbed dog, one of 29 in­jured or poi­soned dogs res­cued in Alice in Au­gust and brought to the SPCA

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