New charity shop for animal lovers

2015-09-08 06:00
The SPCA officially opened its new off-site charity shop at the Ottery Value Centre after the old charity shop burnt down almost a year ago. The opening raked in R10?000 in four hours.

The SPCA officially opened its new off-site charity shop at the Ottery Value Centre after the old charity shop burnt down almost a year ago. The opening raked in R10?000 in four hours.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The brand new SPCA Ol’ Roy charity shop officially opened on Saturday at its new location in Ottery.

Almost a year since the popular charity shop at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA in Grassy Park burnt down in an arson attack, this much-loved all-sorts store returns, bigger and better than ever before – ready to continue helping animals in need.

In a new partnership with Ol’ Roy and Makro, the SPCA Ol’ Roy charity shop is now at its own off-site location at Shop 22, Ottery Value Centre, Ottery Road and is ready to begin serving the community.

If any proof was needed that this unique charity shop is what the community needs, then the R10 000 revenue from four hours of sales on its opening day, would be just that.

The shop, previously housed in three wendy houses, was gutted by flames in November last year. Thieves broke into the facility and neglected to extinguish an open flame which can only be assumed was used for light. A fire quickly raged through the shop premises, leaving nothing behind in its path. No staff or animals were harmed during the fire.

All needsCatering for all sorts of needs of the surrounding community, the charity shop provides an opportunity to shop for appliances, bric a brac, clothing, linen, pet products, furniture and more.

All proceeds go directly to helping the thousands of animals who find refuge at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA each year.

The shop will also, as a first, be stocking Makro’s exclusive brand of Ol’ Roy quality dog food, as well as hundreds of second-hand good quality books from the Book Shop.

For more information or to donate items for resale at the charity shop, contact the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Ol’ Roy charity shop on 021 704 0683 or visit

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.