ANIMAL ALLIES APRIL NEWSLETTER

We’re early this month. Christopher and Karen are taking a much deserved holiday, Monique’s off to run the Two Oceans (hoping to raise lots of money) and we wanted the letter out before everybody got into holiday mode. So here it is.

 Can you believe it? We’re half way through the month of April. It seems like it was only yesterday when we celebrated the new year. Can’t believe how time flies.  April is a great month. The leaves change colour and start falling from the trees. Warm woolies are unpacked and it is the month of Easter! Ever wondered where that Easter bunny came from? Well, the Easter bunny originated in Germany way back in 1682.  He is a fantasy character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.  If the children were good, the Easter bunny would leave them coloured eggs.  This idea was taken to America in the 1700’s by German immigrants. It’s 2014 and the Easter bunny is alive and well and living all over the world.

The Animal Allies 2014 Golf Challenge will take place on the 11th of June.  All proceeds will go to our ongoing sterilization and education campaign in the Honeydew Squatter Camp. If you have a passion for golf, please join us in raising much needed funds to keep this campaign going. Time is running out and so are the 4-balls. Call Desiré on 083 4427472 or email desire@animalallies.co.za to book yours now.

Thank you to Ark Animal Centre for homing 16 puppies on our behalf. Despite our many visits to Honeydew Squatter Camp and our sterilization program, we still come across lots of moms with puppies. These pups are sold to neighbours and friends and also to “traders” who take them across the border. We’ve been speaking to the animal guardians and convincing them to rather sterilize the moms and hand the puppies to us to be homed.

Education is vital in this day and age and most people lack the basics of how to take care of their animals. As you are aware, we have started an education program within the crèches and schools in Honeydew in the hope of creating awareness. We have found from experience, that the younger generation are the key to ensuring a better life for our four legged companions, by passing the learnt information to their parents. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please consider donating crayons, colouring-in books, educational items or toys. We are happy to collect, please feel free to contact us.

We would like to end this letter on a happy note and the good news is… our burn victim, Papi, is on the mend. He has gone home to a very thankful and happy owner.

Have a wonderful long weekend and be safe on the roads.

Happy Easter!!!