Polokwane Observer

SPCA hosts a mud walk for all dogs

- Anne Mametja

The local SPCA hosted a mud walk on Saturday for all kinds of dogs at the organisati­on.

Residents who wished to join with their own dogs were also welcomed. SPCA Polokwane manager Selma Landman told Polokwane Observer that after the rain prior to the event, they thought of hosting the mud walk for the dogs in order for them to have a bit of fun while they enjoy a walk with their owners.

“We used to host these events often but we were distracted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now we’re happy that we can finally host more activities the dogs always love. As the SPCA, we would like to invite more people to be part of the mud walk and to bring their dogs to enjoy themselves,” Selma said.

A raffle competitio­n was held after the walk where dog owners won various hampers for their dogs as a token of appreciati­on for participat­ing in the walk.

With the dog walks, Selma explained that the SPCA also tries to create awareness to the public that their pets need to be groomed and taken good care of.

“We would also like to mention that the SPCA needs the community’s support as much as possible because since Covid-19, the shelter doesn’t get as much support as it used to,” she said.

Selma encouraged the community to donate anything that will be beneficial to the shelter. Donations can be made at the SPCA situated at 46 Lansdale road in Roodepoort just outside the city or at the SPCA charity shop situated in Savannah Mall.

“This charity shop helps us a lot financiall­y, but more donations and support would be much appreciate­d,” Selma concluded.

 ?? ?? Jandré Venter runs with his dog in the bushes during the mud walk at the SPCA. Insert: Elize Klopper is excited to be part of the mud walk along with her pekingese breed.
Jandré Venter runs with his dog in the bushes during the mud walk at the SPCA. Insert: Elize Klopper is excited to be part of the mud walk along with her pekingese breed.
 ?? ?? Emanuel and Sarah Amha take part in the mud walk at the SPCA with their jack russel.
Emanuel and Sarah Amha take part in the mud walk at the SPCA with their jack russel.
 ?? ?? Beverly Jackman (Bevlin Dog Training) with one of the trained belgian malinois breed dogs.
Beverly Jackman (Bevlin Dog Training) with one of the trained belgian malinois breed dogs.
 ?? ?? The team after the mud walk at the SPCA.
The team after the mud walk at the SPCA.
 ?? ?? John and Annette Rossier with their pugs.
John and Annette Rossier with their pugs.

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