Photo Credit: Boksburg SPCA

Boksburg SPCA asked their supporters for donations of 2-litre bottles, which they use to treat ticks and fleas on dogs and cats during outreach projects.


Boksburg, South Africa (17 September 2021) – The Boksburg SPCA does outreaches in areas where there is little or no access to water, so they have come up with a clever way to treat animals.

They have started premixing tick and flea treatments with the needed water and storing it in 2-litre bottles. The bottles are easy to transport as they can be placed in crates and moved around easily.

The team is asking for donations of 2-litre soda bottles. The bottles can be dropped off at the Boksburg SPCA during office hours.

“We pre-mix our tick & flea dip into these bottles for use on outreach days (no water at these sites) … easy to transport as well.

Empty 2L bottles can be dropped off during office hours at:
Boksburg SPCA
Cnr Kruger & Railway Strs
Boksburg East.”

One of the recent outreaches took place at Reiger Park, which was an anti-dog fighting campaign. The park quickly filled up with children and dog owners ready to get their animals checked.

“Word got around and slowly the power breeds began finding their way to the SPCA station, with their owners trotting nervously behind them. Food, blankets, parasite remedies, bowls and harnesses were given out, chains were removed and in less than an hour, our team were swarmed with dogs and owners in every direction. We won their trust and they warmly welcomed us.

The day was a complete success and has given our Inspectorate the motivation they need to get back out there next Wednesday. The animals in Reiger Park need our help, they need YOUR help! Please contribute towards this campaign and we’ll make sure we do our darned best to educate the youngsters on how to correctly treat and sterilise their animals.

– 3 large plastic baths (to dip animals in)
– 50 dog harnesses – 25 large, 25 XL (the Pitbulls need harnesses as collars aren’t strong enough to hold them)
– 50 x medium & small collars
– 50 leashes
– Handheld loudspeaker
– 3 plastic jugs
– Lots of Empty 2-litre bottles
– Bags of adult and puppy dog food
– Printing assistance (printing of educational flyers and banners)”

If you would like to find out more, you can reach out via Facebook here.

Sources: Facebook
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