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The Rand West SPCA is one of many branches struggling since funding was cut by the National Lottery; they are working hard to keep their doors open.


Randfontein, Gauteng – As many of you will know, the NSPCA had its funding pulled by The National Lottery. The National Lottery was a significant funder to the organisation, and with that gone, the various SPCA branches have been left to raise their funds.

Despite the drop in funding, SPCA branches have continued to do good in their neighbourhoods. Mandy Cattanach the acting manager of the Rand West SPCA said they are in need of the community’s help as they do not know how much longer they will be able to keep the doors open.

“Randfontein SPCA receives more and more animals daily because owners who cannot afford to care for their pets are doing the responsible thing by handing them over to the facility,” – Mandy Cattanach

Their main goal is to secure funding to help feed and care for the animals they have on hand as well as to be able to go out into the community to protect and collect animals found to be neglected or abused.

“The SPCA not only takes in all unwanted and stray animals, we also investigate all complaints relating to animal abuse and neglect. To investigate these complaints, staff members have to travel many kilometres every month, which means high petrol expenses,”

They are asking the community for assistance with funds to help pay for veterinary services, petrol, salaries and the essential day to day expenses. They also need cat and dog food, carpeting to insulate the cold cement floors before the winter, any blankets or bedding and wooden pallets which are used as bed boards. They welcome any donations which they can use either for the animals or be sold for funding.

“We accepts all donations such as household items, clothes, gardening tools, books, etc. If you don’t want it, we will happily take it. We also need assistance from a printing company to have documents printed, as well as signage as the old SPCA signage has disappeared.”

For anyone wanting to assist the organisation stay afloat, can contact Mandy on 073 389 4183 or 011 672 0448

Sources: Randfontein Herald
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