BlackLapels perform for Husky Rescue

2018-04-03 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedBlack Lapels to perform for Husky Rescue in April.

PHOTO: SuppliedBlack Lapels to perform for Husky Rescue in April.

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THE Husky Rescue KwaZulu-Natal, a group of passionate individuals rescuing huskies, will be hosting a fundraising concert on April 29 at The Beautiful Shongweni Club Barn with a performance by The Black Lapels.

Speaking to the Fever, volunteer for the organisation Ann du Plessis said they don’t deal with only wandering huskies, but deal with everything that is wrong with them.

“We take in sick huskies, ill-treated, victims of illegal dog-fighting and dog-racing syndicates,” explained the volunteer.

She said in 2017 the Husky Rescue KZN took in 35 dogs, which had 26 successful adoptions. “19 dogs were sterilised and 25 micro-chipped - all of these tasks cost a fortune. It’s only been three months into 2018 and we have taken in 19 dogs already and have 10 on a waiting list,” said du Plessis.

Du Plessis said 17 of these dogs require sterilisation and micro-chipping because even at rescue rates the price is approximately R14 000.

“The costs of doing these activities are very high and this does not include the cost of food, vaccination, deworming, and tick and flea treatments. Also the vets’ costs for treating illnesses, injuries and issuing of chronic medication which mean our resources are currently stretched beyond our limits,” she explained.

“We are in a position where we will soon have no choice but to start turning away any new huskies requiring help. This is why we are in desperate need of additional funding and appealing to all our supporters for any donation - no matter how small - so that we can continue helping huskies in need,” added du Plessis.

She said that the concert is one of the ways they are raising funds for the organisation.

“We will also be hosting a Dog Walk in the Park on April 14 at the Giba Gorge MTB Park and I am urging people to attend.

“We also have various ways which people can help or by signing up for a debit order for a monthly donation.”

For more details on how to donate monthly, go to their website: www.huskyrescuekzn.co.za/get-involved/debit-order-mandate.

For more information on the organisation and how to get involved, contact du Plessis on 078 458 5338.

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