Locals donate water to aid Cape Town animals

2018-02-21 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedSome of the water that has been collected thus far.

PHOTO: SuppliedSome of the water that has been collected thus far.

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IN the midst of the ensuing water crisis plaguing Cape Town at the moment, it’s easy for most to forget that animals too are suffering, not only humans.

This, however, excludes Suzanne Kunz, who saw that Water for Paws had no registered drop-off points listed in KwaZulu-Natal, let alone Pietermaritzburg, so she took it upon herself to create one.

The campaign, started by Capetonian Fiona Dimio, aims to get people to send bottled water which she will distribute to shelters when Day Zero hits the city.

Kunz runs the local PMB Kitten Fostering and Rehome centre.

Since embarking on the campaign with Water for Paws, both Baker and Baker Funeral Directors and the SPCA Pietermaritzburg have offered their premises as drop-off points.

Kunz said that sealed water bottles of any kind are welcome and that the maximum amount per container is 30 litres.

“We welcome the use of cooldrink containers but please do not use milk containers as the plastic is too soft,” said Kunz.

Water that is not bought from shops is welcome but must be marked clearly, stating exactly where the water is from, so if the water is from a borehole, write it on the bottle. Those looking to help can drop off donations at 5 Nelson Close in Lincoln Meade. Contact Suzanne Kunz at 082 478 5860.
“We welcome any donations or company pledges,” said Kunz.

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