Pets needs help

2016-05-26 06:00

TIMES are a changing for sure. Doing what we do, we see changes in the dogs and cats when the seasons change and the weather gets colder or when it rains, but these changes always get back to normal.

The changes we see now relate to the situation in the country and it’s not good. It spells ill for not only the human race but mostly for the animals.

Food is scarce and traps are being set where we have never had a problem with them. In the last two weeks we have lost two dogs, dying in the trap and rescued two very injured dogs in the nick of time.

One we call Bruno has lost a leg and the bliksem (excuse the name, but that is him to a T) nearly lost his crown jewels and was cut all the way around his body which will leave scars for the rest of his life. These injuries are horrendous and must be the most frightening and painful thing any animal can experience. I don’t even want to think about all the small animals that die in the crude hand make killing machines. Vet costs have soured and I’m sure we are going to have this again.

Most of the 155 dogs we feed every day and roughly about 30 cats are more hungry than they have ever been. We daily have fights among the dogs who try and get to the food the minute we put the containers down. It’s heartbreaking to see and what worries us is the fact that we cannot feed them till they are satisfied as we just do not have the funds to buy more food. We are truly blessed in that the local Pet shop in Scott street, Scottburgh gives us a 30 day account, but we can only buy as much as we can pay for. We currently use 25kg of dog food every day seven days a week.

This is an earnest appeal to you our supportive public for food. Any dry dog food will be most welcome and Catmore for the cats. If you want to deliver food, please put our name on the bag and drop it off at the security guard at the gate of Scottburgh High School.

If you are too far away you can make a donation into the following bank account: 4 Paws and a Tale Rescue, FNB Scottburgh Branch code 220227 Account number 62370111991, or pay it into the account of Pets Deli, FNB Scottburgh Branch code 260225 account number 62238690392. Any amount will be a blessing. Please use the reference number “Food” when doing a donation.

Thank you for your support through the years. Without you we could never have continued rescuing and nursing those that are ill and forgotten. Woofs and sloppy kisses.

Nicky

4 Paws and a Tale Rescue

084 626 5508

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