SPCA market, open day fun

FOR THE ANIMALS: From left, SPCA EL general manager Susan Holmes, Miss SPCA EL Jessica Bezuidenhout, SPCA management committee Shaun Petzer and Fundraiser Margaret Pautz. Picture: SUPPLIED

The annual East London SPCA Open Day and Winter Market took place on Saturday at the organisation’s grounds in Amalinda.

Various stallholders took part in the fun event, and some much-needed animal adoptions took place.

Fundraiser Margaret Pautz said one their aims was to draw in people to see what the NGO was about.

“We’ve achieved our main goal of adoptions and we also need more fundraisers on a voluntary basis where we’ll meet once a month to discuss events,” Pautz said.

Attending the day was the first- ever Miss SPCA East London for 2019/2020, Jessica Bezuidenhout.

“We decided to hand over Jessica’s sash today. We believe with her presence, our cause will appeal to the younger generation and pull in that crowd,” Pautz said.

The market included pre-loved clothes and books, plants and food.

Speaking to GO!, the organisation said they had compiled a wish list for Mandela Day, or one could visit the organisation to spend time with the animals.

“Part of the items for consideration on our wish list include a bakkie with a winch for animal rescue. Our incinerator has also broken down, and we’re in need of medication in our hospital,” Pautz said.

A more detailed wish list is available on their Facebook page, SPCA East London.

For doting animal owners and walkers alike, a 6km trail walk will take place on July 28 at Table 58. For more information, contact Pautz on 043-745-1441.

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