Anonymous Donation
Photo Credit: Owl Rescue Centre

An anonymous donation of a R150,000 incubator showed up for the Owl Rescue Centre, which was already a mind-blowing act of kindness and generosity in and of itself. However, the animal heroes who received it decided to pay this kindness forward to one of their own heroes:


Hartebeesport, South Africa (20 October 2023) — There’s nothing quite like kindness begetting kindness, and for the Owl Rescue Centre, an anonymous donation has already come full circle!

Recently, the Owl Rescue Centre received a one-of-a-kind donation; one that might’ve made them believe Christmas came early.

“A young lady arrives at our gate and offloads a brand new incubator valued at around R150 000,” shared the Murrays who founded ORC. 

A prized possession that certainly doesn’t show up on many wildlife conservationist’s doorsteps every day, the act inspired the couple to do something just as special.

Instead of keeping the incubator for themselves and all the animals they serve, the pair decided instead to gift the anonymous donation to one of their vets, Dr Perushan Yenketsamy.

This was something of their way of paying it forward for the vet who has done incredible work over the years for their Centre, especially for the high-care animal patients.

The timing was perfect, as Dr Perushan is embarking on another chapter in the vet’s animal hero journey: opening an animal welfare clinic in Northriding.

“Considering he treats many of our high care patients, we know that it would be put to best use in his new practice,” the Owl Rescue Centre shared. 

It’s not an ordinary occurrence for an environmental conservation organisation to gift an exceptional donation, which is what makes this act even more heart-warming and essential to more animal lives cared for in the best hands.

But, the Owl Rescue Centre has a special relationship with their vets.

In fact, back when the centre was just a 12-year-old child’s mission to save as many birds as possible, it was a kind avian vet by the name of Dr Russell who took on the challenge after an extensive yellow pages search as the ORC shares.

Eventually, this role was passed on to Dr Russell’s son, Dr Brett. After he immigrated, the veterinary heroes team grew to several vets, including Dr Perushan, who together with the other vets and carers give animals of all shapes, sizes and conditions a fighting chance in a world that’s often against them.

The incubator gift is not only a big act of kindness, but a gift of life.

Sources: Owl Rescue Centre 
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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