Dotsure.co.za has funded food and medical treatments for Whiskey, helping his mom get through this difficult time.
Western Cape, South Africa (15 April 2021) – Anyone who has a dog already knows how often dogs serve as a reminder of all that’s good in the world, and this uplifting story from the Garden Route SPCA is an incredible reminder of what people can do when they come together behind a worthy cause.
On the 9th of April 2021, Salome Bruyns from the Garden Route SPCA shared a post on Facebook describing a heart-breaking situation where she was approached by an elderly lady that needed to surrender her dog due to financial difficulties.
The post and accompanying photos, which showed the dog clinging to its owner, quickly went viral, with hundreds of South Africans stepping in to donate food and money.
As an insurance company that prides itself on putting its money where its mouth is, Garden Route-based insurer dotsure.co.za stepped up to pay for the dog’s much-needed medical treatments, including sterilization, vaccines, and treatment for worms.
The company also called on their extensive network for support and partnered up with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to donate six bags of Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense food to the Garden Route SPCA so that they can assist the struggling pet parent with feeding her dog.
“Almost all South Africans have been economically affected by the pandemic,” says David Roache, Chief Operating Officer of dotsure.co.za. “The virality of this story is a testament to how deeply this subject matter resonates with people. We share the same passion for animals’ well-being as our customers, and we know that finding yourself in a situation where you have to give up your dog is any pet parents’ worst nightmare.”
“In these turbulent times, we’re always looking for ways we can uplift animals, people, and our communities,” continues Roache. “We think this is an incredible initiative by the Garden Route SPCA, and we’re proud to play a part in keeping this family healthy and together.”
As a pet insurance company, keeping people and their pets together is more than the insurer’s business – they say that it is their entire reason for being and partnering with the Garden Route SPCA was perfectly matched!
The Garden Route SPCA consists of two very active branches – one in George and the other in Mossel Bay which relies on donations to keep doing their good work!
If you’d like to make a donation, please use the following details:
Garden Route SPCA
Account Number: 060823216
Reference: pure love