SPCA thankful for local businesses’ support

2015-08-27 06:01

The owner of an auto-mechanical workshop heard of the predicament the SPCA found itself in when their vehicle was out of commission and offered to repair it at no cost.

One of the vehicles owned by the Uitenhage SPCA is a 2006 VW Caddy, currently sporting a mileage of 370 025km.

“Amazing, considering that the Caddy was built as a leisure vehicle and not a workhorse. But it has served the organisation well, and literally runs 24/7, assisting the community and animals in distress,” said Deirdre Swift from the Uitenhage SPCA management board.

Unfortunately as can be expected, an ageing vehicle requires more maintenance, incurring costs which the organisation can ill afford. Johan Jonker, better known as “Vingers” and the owner of Auto Works was the SPCA’s “knight in shining armour!” According to Swift, Johan’s response to repair the vehicle at no cost was incredible.

“He offered to sponsor future maintenance as well. In addition, repairs are conducted at very short notice, ensuring as little disruption as possible to the SPCA services required by the community.

“Our VW Caddy now proudly bears the Auto Works sponsorship for all to see,” said Swift.

The Uitenhage SPCA is greatly appreciative of this remarkable gesture from Johan and other local businesses’ contributions to animal welfare.

“We are proud to be associated with these businesses,” said Swift

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