Written by Josephine Lategan
On 29 Feb, over 4,000 doggies and their humans came together for the first-ever dotsure.co.za Night Walkies. This inaugural event was created by dotsure.co.za to raise much-needed funds for The Animal Anti-Cruelty League in order to support them in their fight against animal abuse.
Despite the wet weather, nothing could put a damper on this event. Dressed up as spiders, lions, superheroes and more, thousands of happy, tail-wagging dogs, gathered at Roosevelt High School for this one-of-a-kind event. Designed specifically for the fur-kids, pooches were treated to obstacle courses, a doggy focused photo-booth, health stations, a doggy fashion show and even paw-shaped doggie flavored icies!
The main event was, of course, the #NightWalkies! Those who bought their tickets early enough received light-up LED dog collars. Once strapped and turned on, they were finally ready to light up the night for a fantastic cause. Along the 3 km route, the dogs enjoyed obstacles, waterpoints, doggy bathrooms in the form of fire hydrants and, of course, the company of their human pets and furry friends. To their delight, every dog that finished #NightWalkies received a delicious edible dog medal.
After their long walk they had time to enjoy some delicious dog and human food from the food stalls at the main event area, while indie favorites Shortstraw entertained the lit-up crowd. The band performed their entire set, with their little pug. Sheniqua, on stage, who stole the show! As the night drew to a close, MC Martin Bester from Jacaranda FM, had the very difficult job of choosing the Best Dressed Doggy. There were so many colorful and imaginatively dressed pooches and the winning place was awarded to Roxy, a one-eyed pirate Chihuahua.
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“One of the causes closest to our hearts is the well-being of all animals. That’s why we decided to host this event. A long-running partner of ours, The Animal Anti-Cruelty League, are solely reliable on funding from corporates like us and good people like you! Despite the wet weather, we were blown away by the number of pet-lovers and their fur-kids who braved the rain and came out to support this event. We’re ecstatic to announce that together we managed to raise over R100 000 for the AACL – all thanks to you! We cannot thank you enough! Thank you for supporting the event and a special thank you to our loyal family members for joining us – we loved meeting you all”, David Roache, MD dotsure.co.za.
With the help of all the pups and animal lovers, the event raised over R100,000.
‘A huge thank you to dotsure.co.za from us all at the AACL-JHB for a fantastic Night Walkies event on 29th February 2020. A great time was had by all, and it was amazing to see dogs and their humans from all over Johannesburg step up in the true spirit of community and do their part by walking to support the Animal Anti-Cruelty League Johannesburg. Funds raised through the walk will enable us to continue our vital work with the animals in our care,‘ says Carren Nickloes, AACL JHB Marketing Manager.
Check out the #NightWalkies photo album for pics of your pets and tag your friends:
Keep an eye (and paws) out for news on the next dotsure.co.za Night Walkies event coming to a city near you!
#NightWalkies 2020 Images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EmsTwj26F5gOLMBeT4JrJHcqsTko_QOe
About dotsure.co.za Pet Insurance
A rare mix of experience and innovation, dotsure.co.za has been a prominent, disruptive force in the insurance industry for nearly 10 years. We truly believe that there is always a better way and are relentlessly committed to the pursuit of impressing our customers with every interaction. We want to create fans, not policyholders and we believe that the only way to do that is to be obsessive about the customer journey and the valuable feedback that we get from our ever-expanding customer base. We also care deeply about leaving a positive impact wherever we go and show our commitment to South Africa’s most vulnerable creatures by aggressively supporting the AACL in their fight against animal cruelty at every opportunity. dotsure.co.za is a brand that cares deeply, that delivers tirelessly and that will never stop getting better at what we do.
About Animal Anti-Cruelty League
A non-profit making organisation, and do not receive a subsidy from the government. The Animal Anti-Cruelty League has been protecting and caring for animals since 1956. It is the second biggest independent animal welfare organisation in South Africa and relies entirely upon the generosity and goodwill of the animal-loving public for financial support.
All monies donated or raised, are parsimoniously managed, to ensure that every Rand is accounted for and makes a difference to as many needy animals as possible. We are an organization that gets involved in all aspects of animal welfare.
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