Put on tekkies and support SPCA

2018-05-03 06:01
<Yster, a dog rescued by the Uitenhage SPCA is proudly wearing his Tekkie Tax tekkies. By supporting this campaign, the SPCA would be able to fight cruelty, improve the lives of shelter animals and they will be able to assist pet owners across all sectors to sterilize their pets.    Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK

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TEKKIE TAX day is being held on May 25th and the Uitenhage SPCA is once again calling on the public, local business, schools and service clubs to put on their tekkies in support of animal welfare.

“Owing to all who came on board last year, we achieved awesome results. The support we received en-abled us to raise the fantastic amount of R30 000 as a final figure. We would love to double that amount this year, and appeal to all for their support,” said Deirdre Swift, chairperson of the Uitenhage SPCA managing board.

“Uitenhage SPCA is the only animal welfare organisation in the region participating in Tekkie Tax 2018 and with the kind assistance of the public, can make a difference to the lives of the animals in the community.

“Funds raised last year boosted our coffers, making more money available to fight cruelty, improved life for our shelter animals and also enabled us to assist pet owners across all sectors to sterilize their pets.

“A total of 64 cats and dogs were sterilized, greatly reducing the risk of many unwanted litters. Sadly, the animal sector finished in last place in the 2017 campaign – help us to change that this year,” said Swift.

All the Uitenhage SPCA asks is that you purchase your Tekkie Tax sticker at R10 or pair of laces with a sticker for R35 directly from the SPCA. T-Shirts in all sizes are also available on request.

“As we have to purchase stock up front which is not returnable, your earliest commitment to us would be so greatly appreciated. Let us as a community challenge one another for the benefit of the animals in our community,” said Swift.

  • For further information contact Deirdre Swift on 0810394938, Denis Murphy on 0836517870 or Uitenhage SPCA on 041 9923016 to pledge your support.

- HEILIE COMBRINCK

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