Exhibition on this weekend for SPCA Alexandra clinic

2016-08-20 14:10


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Johannesburg – Dog and art enthusiasts can visit Graham’s Fine Art Gallery in Bryanston on Friday and Saturday and help the Sandton SPCA raise money for its mobile clinic project.

The gallery is exhibiting works by photographer Emma O’Brien, who documented animal lovers and their pets in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

The exhibition opened on Thursday night. The most expensive image was sold for R5 000 and a total of R85 000 was raised. 

“We are constantly bombarded with negative images on a daily basis, be it in the news or on social media, so I try to focus on the hopeful stories and taking photographs that can have a positive impact,” O’Brien said.

The Sandton SPCA Mobile Clinic initiative began in February 2010, to help pet owners unable to afford standard veterinary care.

According to Candice Scorer, on behalf of the Sandton SPCA, the goal of the clinic is also to help educate.

“To engage with the community and educate them on the fundamentals of animal welfare, and empowering community members to take care of their animals,” she said. 

The Sandton SPCA receives no government funding and relies solely on donations.

The mobile clinics require donations of blankets, bowls, leads, collars, and dog and cat food.

A video of the project can be viewed here:

Alexandra Photography Exhibition 2016 from Emma O'Brien on Vimeo.

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