SPCA urges people to claim missing pets

2015-11-17 06:00


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THE Kloof and Highway SPCA appeal to owners, whose pets have gone missing during the past week because of fireworks, to contact the SPCA.

Barbara Patrick SPCA manager said: “Owners with missing pets must please come through to the Kloof and Highway SPCA as soon as possible and check for their animals in our kennels. An owner is the best possible person to identify their pet.”

So far 21 animals came in to the Kloof and Highway SPCA over the Diwali period she said.

“Of those 21 animals, nine have so far been owner- claimed by their families. We are expecting more stray animals to be brought in as the public may have kept frightened and scared animals at their homes,” she added.

Patrick said that every year the Kloof and Highway SPCA appeal to the community to prepare and to take steps to protect their pets during the fireworks season, and will continue to do so.

The Kloof and Highway SPCA is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm, and Saturday from 8am to 12pm and on the last Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm.

“I personally thank the staff, volunteers and the public who have worked tirelessly during this Guy Fawkes and Diwali period.

“These incredible people made sure that the animals in our community were reunited with their owners or taken to the safety of the Kloof and Highway SPCA for their owners to claim them.

“People left their families and pets to drive around in the dark and the rain to make sure animals were rescued, thank you to everyone,” she said.
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