Times ‘they are a-changing’

2017-08-09 06:02

WE look around and we can all see that things have changed. Work is scarce and money is tight, but we carry on regardless.

The abandonment of pets has become a daily occurrence and rescue groups like ourselves are inundated with animals that have been left behind and are homeless.

The constant calls from caring folk are about dogs that have been sitting on the corner of a street for days, waiting to be collected by the owner which never happens. What to do with these poor creatures? Take them to the SPCA? Do people really understand how full they are?

That they can also only take in that many strays before euthanasia is the only alternative for the sick and old. If you cannot keep your animals for a lifetime then don’t get any. They are not a piece of furniture you can replace any time. Think before you make this commitment.

Our charity shops are doing well and we are looking at expanding the shop in Scottburgh, so thank you to all our supporters who donate goods and to those who support by buying from us.

May you all be blessed. Don’t stop giving though as stocks are currently low and we have so many dogs and cats that need to be fed and sterilised in order to stop the over population and suffering of these animals.

We are also in need of volunteers to work at our shop in Scottburgh, so if you feel you want to get involved but are not up to facing the heartache, then the shop is the place to do your bit to help the voiceless. Please see Ruth at the shop.

On a sad note, we would like, through the newspapers, say good bye to Mamma dog who passed over the rainbow bridge last week. She was the founder member of 4 Paws and a Tale Rescue, the first dog we ever fed and sterilised. She reigned the pack in her area like only a good queen should. RIP my beautiful girl.

You inspired us to continue no matter what. Your silly little turns and dances will be missed but we will remember you forever. Till we meet again, run free my girl.

NICKY KOEKEMOER

4 Paws and a Tale Rescue

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