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Photo Credit: Owl Rescue Centre

Impala Platinum Mine in Rustenburg made a sizable donation to the Owl Rescue Centre, which will be used to reach more rescues in the coming years.

 

Rustenburg, South Africa (23 February 2021) – The Owl Rescue Centre rehabilitates and cares for injured and captive owls from all over the Gauteng area and beyond. They take in rescues from all over and never expect anything in return.

One of the many callouts they get is to assist companies that are levelling land or pulling down structures that contain bird nests. More often than they care to admit it, the cost of these rescues falls solely on the organisations. The businesses rarely offer a donation as thanks.

So the Owl Rescue Centre goes into each of these rescues not expecting anything but to save the life of the chicks at risk. This was the case for a rescue done in September 2020 at the Impala Platinum Mine in Rustenburg.

Gerhard Van Dyk, an environmental specialist for the mine, called the Owl Rescue Centre in and asked for help with the chicks. Gerhard asked the rescue centre for an invoice, but as the rescue operates free of charge, they explained they welcome donations towards the rehabilitation bills.

“So when Impala Platinum called us back a little while later and said, you know, we do like to look after our wildlife and we will definitely sponsor”

“And then this morning a payment comes through from Impala Platinum for the cost of rescuing and rehabilitation of their owls.. But you know what else they did?

“They donated an amount that equalled the full cost of the rescue and rehab of every one of the other 99 mine rescues we have ever done.”

This donation will put the organisation at a very positive footing for the year ahead and many years to come. The funds will be used to repair their three rescue vehicle that has seen better days. The repairs will mean they can go even further to rescue even more birds. You can follow all their rescues via Facebook here.


Sources: The Owl Rescue Centre
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