Help for poor pets

2017-05-30 06:01
MJ was rescued by the local animal welfare society last year. PHOTO: Facebook

MJ was rescued by the local animal welfare society last year. PHOTO: Facebook

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Since February this year, the Mitchell’s Plain Animal Welfare Society, based in Eastridge, has grown from strength to strength and organisers have big dreams ahead. Now they are calling on residents to open their hearts to stray animals.

Vanessa Martin, chairperson of the society, says her love for animals led her to starting the organisation (“Saving our furry little friends”, People’s Post, 28 June 2016).

“It was a calling. From the time I saved a little dog, dogs have come my way,” Martin told People’s Post previously.

Martin and a few other volunteers have built the organisation.

Their main focus is caring for abused and stray animals.

The non-profit organisation works in collaboration with other organisations aimed at advancing the rights and dignity of abused animals.

The organisation is appealing to community members to open their hearts and homes to animals in need. They are looking for foster or permanent homes for all strays that need a lifeline.

“There is an abundance of homeless animals in our communities and trying to find a good home for these animals is a lengthy process, therefore we need people who love animals to come forward if they are willing and able to foster a dog or cat in need, until they can find a permanent home,” she says in a statement released by the ­organisation.

Strict home checks will be followed for those interested in fostering or adopting their animals.

The organisation also welcomes any donations of food, blankets, feeding bowls, shampoo, toys and deworming tablets or money towards sterilisations, vet care and more.

V For more information, adoption or to donate contact Vanessa Martin on 071 100 2110 or mpaw336@­


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