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Animal Welfare PE in desperate need of public assistance as animals face bleak future

By Jesica Slabbert - Mar 2, 2018
Animal Welfare PE in desperate need of public assistance as animals face bleak future

The Animal Welfare Society of Port Elizabeth has issued a desperate plea to the public for assistance as they are almost completely out of food for the animals cared for at their centre in Newton Park.

The Animal Welfare told RNEWS that it has over 90 dogs and 40 cats to look after, and while the cats are fine - food wise, the dogs might soon be going hungry if they fail to get public assistance.

It’s not just the food; the centre is also running low on funds needed to run the facility.

As a non-profit organisation, the Animal Welfare relies completely on support from the public to keep operations going.

Speaking to RNEWS, Jolene Blom, the warden of Animal Welfare, described that they go through about 30kgs of pellets a day in order to feed their dogs, who are all waiting for someone to adopt them and take them to a good home.

Thus, she said, they currently need as much dry dog food that the public can spare.

“We are desperate for donations, we need dry dog food and puppy pellets as well,” said Blom.

“Members of the public wanting to assist with donations can bring them directly to Animal Welfare or they can go to any SPAR, Checkers or Pick n Pay centre, where we have donations boxes for pet food.”

You can also donate via Zapper (Ref: FOOD) or EFT;
First National Bank, Walmer Branch 211 217, Account nr 545 900 54423 (Ref: FOOD. Please send POP to yourself and then to relations@animalwelfarepe.co.za.

For more information on how you can help Animal Welfare with donations, call them at 041 366 1660, or email relations@animalwelfarepe.co.za.