Join us as we zoom in on the animal shelters that were the lucky nominated winners in our dotsure.co.za Pet Insurance Quote & Win competition that launched in April this year. For competition entrants to stand a chance to win R25 000 for themselves and R25 000 for an animal shelter of their choice, they had to complete an online pet insurance quote with dotsure.co.za. So far, a total of R100 000 cash has been donated to the nominated animal shelters on behalf of the winners drawn from April to July.
April winner: The Animal Welfare Society Worcester
As stated on their website, “The Animal Welfare Society of SA offers a full range of veterinary services to the underprivileged and disadvantaged communities of Cape Town.”
The Animal Welfare Society Worcester welcomed their R25 000 donation with open arms and indicated that they will channel the funds towards the upgrading of the security on their premises. A huge chunk of the donated amount will cover the cost of installing a security monitored camera system. “The premises are vandalised from time to time; our cables, which are used to heat the kennels during the cold winters, and other specialised equipment, have been stolen,” says Maryke, a representative of The Animal Welfare Society.
How to support the Animal Welfare Society
Like the Animal Welfare Society Worcester’s Facebook page and share their posts. “The words of encouragement in the comments help us to stay motivated in the work we do.”, says Marinda Schubert, Manager at the Animal Welfare Society.
Pet lovers can also send them food donations, blankets, cleaning products and pet supplies for support.
Tel: 023 347 1049
May winner: Mokopane SPCA
This organisation “strive[s] to prevent cruelty and promote the welfare of all animals.” (SPCA website)
The Mokopane SPCA will use their R25 000 cash donation to care for abused and homeless animals, buy pet food, do on-site maintenance and for other much-needed services.
How to support the Mokopane SPCA
Like their Facebook page and share their posts. Animal lovers can also send monetary donations to the SPCA for support. The funds from donations are used to fight animal cruelty and to care for furry friends while they await adoption by big-hearted pet parents.
June winner: Animal Welfare Society PE
“The Animal Welfare Society Port Elizabeth (AWS PE) is an open shelter which offers a safe place for unwanted, lost or abandoned animals.” (AWS PE website)
The AWS PE were ecstatic about their R25 000 donation and indicated that they will use the money to continue caring for neglected animals who need lots of TLC (Tender Loving Cuddles).
How to support the Animal Welfare Society PE
“For as little as R250 per month you can sponsor a kennel and share your love with a special dog or cat. Your support will provide food, shelter and primary health care for your animal for an entire month. That’s sometimes less than what you spend on groceries at the supermarket! And if the animal in your kennel is adopted or re-homed, your sponsorship will continue to feed the next animal in the kennel.”, says the Animal Welfare Society PE.
You can also donate R450 to the shelter to sponsor a sterilisation or simply donate your time to spoil a shelter dog with a walk or a kitty with a cuddle.
July winner: Kloof & Highway SPCA
The Kloof and Highway SPCA is based in Kloof, KwaZulu- Natal. The shelter aims to protect animals and to prevent cruelty, neglect and suffering.
This shelter plans on putting their R25 000 cash donation to very good use for inspections and the prevention of animal cruelty. Because rescue approaches and caring for neglected and injured animals can be costly, all donations received help many pets get back on their paws.
How to support the Kloof and Highway SPCA
“You can sponsor a kennel or cattery for R150 per month or donate R200 per month to a donkey”, says Janine Kyle, a representative of Kloof and Highway SPCA. You can also help the furry friends in their care by donating unwanted goods to the thrift stores, making once-off donations or by adding them as a beneficiary on the My School Programme.
Janine also points out the importance of helping to spread awareness of the spaying and neutering of animals. Knowledge is power when it comes to responsible pet parenting.
Kloof & Highway SPCA WISHLIST:
Soft food for kittens and cats;
Cat and dog treats;
Cat and dog toys;
Endoscopic camera with 10-15m cable;
Control pole for handling very aggressive dogs;
Safety harnesses & equipment for rescuing animals (R2 500);
Field stretchers (from Small to XL) (R180 – R500);
Mobile Spotlights (R550);
GPS (R1500 / GPS) x 2;
Strobe torches (R300 / torch) x 3;
Containers to keep water (R120 – R450) – 7 vehicles;
Cell phone and tablet power banks to charge equipment in vehicles (R200 / vehicle) x 7;
Cordless pet clippers for use in the field (R800 – R1 300);
Night vision binoculars to rescue animals in bushy areas at night (R1 000 – R2 500).
Tel: 031 764 1212
Thanks to all our Pet Insurance Quote & Win competition winners for nominating these amazing pet shelters! We are over the moon about the difference the donations will make in the lives of animals in need.