Uniting to help battle animal abuse in SA

2019-03-13 06:01
photo: suppliedPet lovers march against animal cruelty.

photo: suppliedPet lovers march against animal cruelty.

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THE Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL), in partnership with dotsure.co.za Pet Insurance hosted Walk on The Wild Side, a 5km fun walk at the Rietvlei Zoo Farm, South of Johannesburg recently.

The event managed to raise much-needed funds, a whopping R50 000, which will assist the AACL in looking after the animals in their care — a result of which both the AACL and dotsure.co.za are extremely proud of as they share a passion for animal well-being and giving every homeless pet a fighting chance.

Pooches and pet lovers united to march through the beautiful Rietvlei koppies for a generous cause close to the hearts of all the participants. The money raised at the event will go a long way in assisting the AACL Johannesburg with the massive task of feeding the animals in their care as well as with their sterilisation project. Around 200 people and 150 furry friends took part in the adventurous stroll. Some lucky pet parents even walked away with awesome prizes and goodies from dotsure.co.za, Montego and Regal. Generous participants also donated dog food at the event.

Managing Director of pet insurance provider dotsure.co.za David Roache said: “One of the causes closest to our heart is the work done by dedicated non-profit organisations like the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL), to combat animal cruelty.

“We’re proud of the fact that we can play our part in helping them make a difference to animals across South Africa. We are also very proud of our long-standing partnership with the AACL.”

The AACL is involved with all aspects of animal welfare, including providing shelter for abandoned animals, promoting an efficient adoption program, prosecuting animal cruelty cases, running welfare hospitals for lower income groups, visiting underprivileged areas with fully equipped mobile clinics and regularly educating schools and clubs on the challenges of animal welfare.

AACL Johannesburg Marketing Manager Carren Nickloes said: “On behalf of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League Johannesburg and dotsure.co.za Pet Insurance, we would like to thank you for supporting the first Walk on the Wild Side 5km fun walk, allowing us to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care.”

Due to the public’s amazing support and passion, the second Walk on the Wild Side will be hosted in February 2020. See you next year for a better and bigger fun walk.

— Supplied.

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