Pet rescue welcomes new volunteer

2015-07-01 06:05
Nic Cilliers with his car  sporting the 4 Paws and a Tale logo. 
Photos: supplied

Nic Cilliers with his car sporting the 4 Paws and a Tale logo. Photos: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

PET Rescue Service, 4 Paws and a Tale are pleased to have a new volunteer assisting it with feeding and taking care of the many abandoned animals.

“After going out on the early morning feeds on my own during the week, I now have the pleasure of Nic Cilliers’s company every morning. He has a passion for animals, like all of us at 4 Paws and a Tale have, and he decided it was time to stand up and be counted and not just hope that someone else will do the job,” Nicky Koekemoer said.

From December 2014, Cilliers has been going out at 5am to feed 110 dogs and 30 cats every day. He is well known in the Scottburgh cycling community having run his own bicycle shop for years.

“It has taken Nic some time to get to know the dogs and cats as there are so many, but he has pushed through and knows them by name. It has been amazing to see the love he showers on them and they have blossomed,” Koekemoer said.

To top this, Cilliers has made a very special friend called Tammy.

“He just adores her and she returns the love tenfold! Nic has to pick her up every morning and she is turning into a large girl, hugs with her paws around his neck and rains kisses all over his face and head.”

“These dogs are so starved for attention that when they get it they lap up every moment. “You will spot Nic in his car sporting the 4 Paws and a Tale logo. We trust that Nic will be able to carry on with his involvement with us for many years,” Koekemoer­ said

Join the conversation! 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

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 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.