Raid team to open animal sanctuary

2017-01-19 06:02
Photo: supplied Raid members (from left) Musa Alli, Kieran Ramjogi and Vinod Singh.

Photo: supplied Raid members (from left) Musa Alli, Kieran Ramjogi and Vinod Singh.

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A TEAM of dedicated law enforcement volunteers from KwaZulu-Natal are hoping to establish an animal sanctuary to provide a safe home for the victims of dog fighting and abused street and rural animals.

The team known as Animal Raid (Rescue, Action and Investigation Division) is the direct action unit of Pawfect Nation, a registered non-profit organisation founded by Jessica Singh in 2010.

The members come from Verulam, Tongaat, Phoenix, Ballito, Salt Rock, La Mercy, Mount Edgecombe, Sunngdale and Durban North.

They consist of trained professionals with tactical combat and defence skills, and SWAT and military backgrounds.

Also forming part of the team are dog behaviourists, handlers and trainers, as well as medical and legal professionals who are available to assist the team.

The team will work with the SAPS.

Singh said in a statement: “The team will work closely with the South African Police Service when conducting any raids, ensuring the law is followed and necessary procedures are adhered to.

“This way we can be sure of increasing the conviction rate against animal abusers.”

Although the team is ready to begin rescues, they have not been unable to do so until a plot of land has been acquired for the sanctuary.

“The public is encouraged to consider donating towards this cause, or ‘gifting’ a donation for animal-loving friends and family.

Any further information, including banking details and contact information, can be found at www.animal or www.pawfectnation.

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