About R10,000 worth of pet food was donated to the SPCAs in King William’s Town (KWT) and Stutterheim by Red Alert recently.
Red Alert regional manager Brett Harvey said the donation came after the sanctuaries appealed for donations from the public.
“Red Alert chairlady Margie Harvey decided that, as a company, we have a responsibility to aid organisations. We then delivered dog, cat, puppy and kitten food to the two organisations. We believe in looking after those who care for the community and that is what the SPCA does,” said Harvey.
KWT SPCA volunteer senior inspector and committee member Annette Rademeyer said that the Amahlathi SPCA animals were brought to the KWT SPCA due to violent riots in Stutterheim.
“We therefore decided to evacuate the animals for safety’s sake. As a result, our food stocks dropped dramatically until we had hardly any food left and we had to use reserves to buy food. I asked out national office to put out media releases asking for assistance and this is how people became aware of our plight,” she said.
Rademeyer thanked all those who have donated.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response from a number of companies as well as the public. We have also been able to share food with Amahlathi SPCA as most of their shops have been closed and they also have access to a very small donor base. Some people who are out out of town donated cash and all the money will be put together and will buy food for the animals,” she said.
Those who want to donate can do so directly to the KWT SPCA or by donating money to their bank account: Acc 62018960709, Branch code 210519, KWT SPCA – use your name and food as a reference.