Animal shelter appeals for funding

2017-06-15 06:01
PHOTO: SuppliedRainbow Warriors South Africa founder Terence Olivier with some of the rescued dogs.

PHOTO: SuppliedRainbow Warriors South Africa founder Terence Olivier with some of the rescued dogs.

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RAINBOW Warriors South Africa (RWSA) in Hibberdene is appealing the community for support in caring for rescued animals.

RWSA is active throughout the South Coast and its founder Terence Olivier said in his experience, he has seen some horrific cases of animals being abused and most people who do this to animals do not get caught.

“Some literally torture animals to death through dog fighting or negligence. Most of the time, we have to deal with the trauma of these animals if they survive, and cope with constant heartbreak ourselves,” said Olivier.

He said he woke up one day and decided to give up his normal job and dedicate his life to saving animals.

“It was an urgent need and a call to be the voice for those who can’t speak for themselves,” he said.

Olivier explained that the public may not know that shelters often have a certain capacity, including financial limits. He said there is a fine line when one helps animals or becomes a hoarder.

“It is not easy for us to be able to turn down or hear of the pain that their pet goes through and not have funds to help them.

“Many people equally love their pets as well. There needs to be a connection between humans and animals, which we try to bridge the gap through education, sterilisation awareness and networking,” he said.

Olivier fears that he does not have to make a decision that RWSA could close due to lack of support.

“Our main food sponsors have cut down almost half of our supplies. To make matters worse, our shelters have been taking a beating from the recent rain and wind. We are working on self-sustaining projects but that takes time due to the demands.

“We have 60 animals in our care and many were rescued in the worst of conditions. We also feed about 100 feral cats along the coast. We appreciate it if the public and businesses can help us to help the voiceless.” he said.

This can be done for a little as R20 via SMS. The number to donate to is 40580 and the text is “donate rwsa”. Volunteers such as dog walkers, administrative support are urgently needed, along with blankets and food.

Building materials for the shelter and long-term projects would also help.

Sterilisation bookings for R400 can also be made, email dreamskills1@live.com

Olivier can be contacted on 073 694 7934. Updates can be viewed on their Rainbow Warrior South Africa Facebook page.

RWSA is filled to the capacity but will continue with their other projects as updated on their Facebook page.

- Supplied.

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