Peddle power plea for paws

2015-09-22 06:00

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has called on all animal-loving cyclists hoping to take part in the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) to join their cause by applying for one of their 160 entries for the event.

The entry, by way of a charity placement, will secure a spot at next year’s event, which has adopted a new ballot system for entries for the first time in the race’s history.

Once you have joined their team, funds will be raised for every kilometre that your tired muscles endure – all for the love of animals. Last year, R500 000 was raised for shelter animals.

“You pledge to raise a minimum of R2 000 for the SPCA, and this amount will include your race entry, a good quality funky cycling shirt, as well as a few exclusive extras,” explains the SPCA’s Natasha Johannes.

“Most importantly, every pedal push, hill, and all the sweat and tears will be worth the pain for the happy barks and wagging tails of the less fortunate animals in our care. What’s more, is that we’ll give the top fundraiser for 2016, a brand new bicycle,” she said.

Once committed to the SPCA’s team, entrants will ensure that their good work by way of preventing cruelty to all animals and rescuing animals from crisis and distress continues. The SPCA will also continue to give shelter to sick, injured, abandoned and unwanted animals whilst also providing subsidised veterinary care to animals from less fortunate communities and educating young learners about the humane treatment of animals.


To find out more, contact Natasha Johannes on 021 700 4155,, like their Facebook page ‘Cape of Good Hope SPCA’, or follow them on Twitter @SPCACape

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