Rescue rehab centre needs assistance Rescue centre needs help

2016-08-04 06:00
Photo: supplied The damaged animal shelter in Hibberdene.

Photo: supplied The damaged animal shelter in Hibberdene.

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RAINBOW Warriors South Africa (RWSA), a rescue and rehabilitation centre in Hibberdene is in urgent need of assistance after the recent storms damaged their shelter, which houses 29 dogs and 35 cats.

Terrance Olivier, founder of RWSA, described witnessing the storms while battling to get their animals to safety.
“I stood by helplessly watching our roof take off. When I looked at the isolation kennels, they were crumpled in a pile of wood, the fencing and roofing crumpled in the corner of the ground. I had already been notified that two trees had crashed in our store room.
“To see a roof being picked up and tossed into the air with such ease is extremely frightening. The house has a few broken windows, a damaged geyser, mud and water,” said Olivier.

Animals and humans managed to escape injury despite the heavy structural damage to the centre. “Currently most of the animals have temporary shelter and we urgently need volunteers or donations to help us put our centre together again,” he said.

RWSA also educates the community and were also attempting to build additional kennels before the storm hit. Olivier added funding is a challenge and are relying on public support.

For those who would like to assist financially, the banking details are, Nedbank Amanzimtoti. Account number: 1029261105 Account holder: Dreamcatchers branch code: 130627 Email dreamskills1@live. com

Sponsors can help via SA SMS campaign. Each SMS costs R20 and the number to donate to is 40580 and the text is "donate rwsa".
- Supplied.

Currently most of the animals have temporary shelter and we urgently need
volunteers or donations to help us put our
centre together again

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