LETTER: Treat your pets well

2016-03-22 06:00

Once again the Easter weekend is on us. And the negligence of humans surfaces.

Please do not leave your pets unattended. Leaving extra food and water is not enough. If a friend or relative is coming daily to feed your pets, at least speak to a neighbour to make sure this person actually does come every day.

Make sure all gates are locked, not just closed. And leave a contact number next door in case you are needed.

Burglary is also something to keep in mind. Leave lights on outside and a few on inside. Ask the person checking on your pets to alternate inside lights.

Too many people in our suburbs think they are invisible or above being seen as idiots. We, as a community, must take a stand and learn to speak up against neglect and abuse in our areas. Too many people know about kids being abused and say nothing. We must stop being afraid to get involved. Speak out. Don’t be afraid of upsetting people.

Where animals are treated badly, the chances of human rights being violated are huge. Where children see it as being okay to be an abuser, in any form, they grow up not knowing any better.

In Kraaifontein we will be vigilant and report any cases of going away for the Easter weekend and not making the effort to make sure your pets are properly cared for. And dumping of animals is also becoming the new big thing!

Please let’s all have a lovely chilled and safe Easter and not forget about the comfort of our furred companions. After all, they never chose to be ours. We chose to have them.

Denise Email

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.

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 24.com 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.