September / October 2015 Newsletter

Oops! We did it again. We’ve been slipping up on our newsletters, but we promise it won’t happen again. We’re so sorry L

Our phone rings continuously for help with animals that have taken ill, been hit by cars, poisoned, burnt… the list goes on and on and despite the fact that these cases can be very costly, no animal is ever denied treatment. Danger is our latest victim of a car accident. His owner’s called frantically one day to tell us the bad news. Elvis was there in a flash and Danger was rushed to Oaklands Vet Clinic where x-rays revealed a fractured ulna. He is currently recovering and should be discharged next week.

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On Saturday the 15th of August, we held our 5th vaccination day at Honeydew Squatter camp. It was hectic as usual but thanks to our volunteers we managed to get through the day. We vaccinated, dewormed and sprayed animals. Once again a big thank you goes to Hills and to Liz from Speedyroofing for the wonderful food donation; to Zoetis for the deworming tabs; Totally Kosher for once again donating cupcakes for the kids; to Elaine for the beautiful photos and dog food; to Dr Taryn Bright for always making herself available on our vaccination days; to our wonderful volunteers,  Margie, Brett, Bertus, Cindy, Charde, Courtney and family, Sandra & Blake, Kabelo and the boys and to everyone else who contributed in any way.

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Trapping has resumed at Scaw Metals, where to date, we have trapped and sterilized 70 cats. That’s 70 cats not contributing to the overpopulation crisis. We will be going back in the new year to continue as there are another 50-70 cats that still need to be trapped and sterilized.

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They say things happen in threes and our good news is no exception.

Firstly, like last year, Zoetis is riding the 94.7 cycle challenge for Animal Allies. What a privilege to be chosen yet again. Thank you. We are so excited and wish them an easy race. Good luck Team Zoetis.

The race is on Sunday so there are only a few days left to donate. Get those laptops and cell phones out and do what you have to do, donate, donate, donate. Last year we received more than R12 000 from Zoetis and we’d like to better that amount this year so please support this wonderful cause as generously as you possibly can and help them raise funds on our behalf. See banking details below:

D. Human

Standard Bank

Acc. No: 030055369

Branch: 052750

For reference please use: Animal

Secondly, we held our second annual golf day on the 13th of October and wow what a success it was. The day raised an amazing R143 734.52 and paved the way for our new mobile clinic. It is our intention to put a fully equipped mobile clinic on the road next year. This clinic will enable us to treat, sterilize and attend to more animals in the townships and squatter camps where there is always a need for help. It will literally change the lives of so many animals and their guardians.

And finally, Santa Cause for Paws has again chosen us as one of their beneficiaries for 2015. Please help make a difference to the township furries this Christmas by pledging a box (or two) for Animal Allies. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 and the smiles on the children’s faces, when their furry friends receive a gift, is priceless.

  1. Pledge a box via santapaws.co.za
  2. Shop & pack the box. Include 2 things yum, something warm, something fun and something useful.
  3. Deliver it to your chosen drop off point.

One on the 28th November and the 5th December we will be holding our last two vaccination days for the year. One will be held in the Eskom Squatter Camp and the other in Honeydew. We always need volunteers so if you would like to help please contact us on 076 511 5451 to make arrangements.

Thank you so much for your support. Without it we would not be doing the work we do.