Bloemfontein SPCA needs donations for kennels

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A Vanstadensrus resident with her pet after she had received a kennel from the SPCA.

The Bloemfontein Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has asked the help of the community to sponsor a kennel for a sterilized dog. This after the organisation had successfully launched its outreach project.

As part of this project the organisation visited Vanstadensrus in the Free State to sterilize, vaccinate, collar, deworm, and to treat pets with ticks and fleas. According to the organisation, they sterilized 49 dogs and 2 cats during this outreach. “We walked from door to door to help people who have puppies and unwanted dogs. We covered 100s of houses and helped owners wherever we could,” they told Bloemfontein Courant.

They also educated the owners on how to provide the basic needs and extras. According to the organisation, the community was hungry to know more and needed help. “There is no veterinarian in the town and there were a lot of dogs that needed help. We treated dogs for tick fever and other diseases. We found dogs with physical injuries and helped those. We found multiple owners who did not want their dogs anymore and signed them over to the SPCA.”

Gawie Herholdt and his friends donated money to the organisation which was used to buy kennels for the animals that had been sterilized. “All the dogs that were sterilized were sponsored a kennel and will sleep warm this winter as we also provided blankets for them. All the dogs and cats were also returned safely to their owners.”

The organisation has asked supporters to please help them by donating a kennel for some families. “That kennel changes a whole family. The dog will be protected from the elements and will be safe,” the organisation said in a statement.

Please contact the Bloemfontein SPCA if you want to donate a kennel to someone who needs one. Contact details are: 051 447 3801 or inspectors@bloemfonteinspca.co.za

Pierce van Heerden

pierce@mahareng.co.za