March Newsletter 2017

March saw us in full swing with our World Spay Day campaign and what a success it has been. The response this year was overwhelming, with an incredible 31 veterinary practices offering their services free of charge. To date an amazing 171 dogs and 26 cats have been sterilised. We have been so fortunate that we have had to extend the campaign into April. The number of births we have prevented during this campaign are just too big for us to calculate and we are truly grateful to the vets, who have helped us achieve this.

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As part of our spay campaign, Bromhof Veterinary clinic has very kindly offered to hold our 4th onsite sterilization day in Katlehong on Sunday. Katelhong forms the second largest township after Soweto and despite being in an industrial area there is an extremely high unemployment rate.

Despite these peoples’ circumstances, they love their pets and try their utmost to provide care and food for them. Unfortunately, being unemployed or on a minimum wage, this is not always possible and as such the people and animals have come to rely on us for their daily meals and for help. We desperately need food for these fur babies. Any cat or dog pellets would really help, which we will gladly collect from you. If you would like to add something for their guardians we will greatly appreciate that too. Remember, this is ongoing and not only for the weekend. Please contact us on 076 511 5451 if you would like to contribute and we will collect. Thank you!!

A big thank you to the following who have come aboard to help us with our sterilisation campaign – Dis-Chem for donating R5000 worth of products, Health & Hygiene for donating F10 disinfectant products, Promeal for the tin food, Yankee candles for donating more food (and on a regular basis) and WorldWide Veterinary Services, who sent us flea products all the way from the UK. You have lightened our load considerably and for that we salute you!!

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Our phones never stop ringing with pleas of help for sick animals in the townships in which we work. As a result our vet bills are sitting at figures Zuma would have difficulty paying. Please open your hearts and pockets and help us settle these accounts. Dog owners in the township really struggle and depend heavily on us for help and we now ask you to consider helping us too. A good example is our recent case of Nomsa who de-gloved her paw after being hit by a car. At the time she was running away from a pack of male dogs as she was on heat. Fortunately she has made a remarkable recovery, been sterilized and is now back home. Thanks to the wonderful team at Bromhof vet for taking such good care of her.

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Please donate and help us help the township animals.

Our banking details are as follows:

Animal Allies,

Nedbank Gauteng Central

Account number: 1284 143 821

Branch code: 128 405

Cheque account

Reference: Vet bills, your name & email address

Thank you to Ann, Lorrayne, Sara, Urshula and Shirley for donating all the goodies that made up the lovely raffle hamper. Thanks also to everyone that bought a ticket and helped raise funds for our township animals. Congratulations to Meahni Pieterse on winning the hamper, hope you thoroughly enjoy it!!

Don’t forget to sms ‘Allies’ to 38365 @R10/sms or you can donate via Snapscan Thanks!!!

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We end off with a quote by Sydney Smith. “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only little – do what you can”.

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