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The closure would have meant that the SPCA could not collect and keep the stray and abused animals that they receive and collect throughout the city.
Accompanied by Mayoral Committee Member for Public Health, Yolisa Pali, Bobani also took the opportunity to inspect the SPCA premises and get an idea of the challenges they face on a daily basis.
The SPCA facility receives more than 30 animals every day. Some are not in a healthy condition. The facility is expected to feed them and take care of their well-being and provide medical attention.
During the walk-through, Bobani could see how the SPCA help animals and the kind of accommodation they provide these animals with.
“It is so sad to see that there are so many animals who are abused, neglected and forgotten. They cannot look after themselves and so we must look after them. We as a metro are committed to ensuring that the SPCA is here for the animals and that they have everything they need to take care of them,” Bobani said.
Bobani has also personally donated 150kg of dog food to the Uitenhage SPCA and will continue doing so for the next six months.
Member of the SPCA governing body, Attie Erasmus, said, “We, here at the SPCA, are so grateful for all the effort you have put in to ensure that the administrative challenges were overcome so we could receive funding. It warms my heart to know that the lease has been extended and that we will be able to continue helping these animals in need.”