Dogtown South Africa has been plagued by robberies with the latest meaning their dogs have nowhere to run they have made a public plea for assistance.
Pretoria, South Africa – Dogtown South Africa recently had their fence stolen which means their dogs are not able to run freely. They have started a crowdfund to help replace the fence and upgrade their security to hopefully put an end to the constant robberies they have faced.
As they run a charity, they face the constant threat of having to divert funds to beef up security. They can no longer afford to keep replacing items and are hoping to raise funds to build a proper boundary wall.
“So June doesn’t seem to be starting any better. With all the extra security we put in place up by the centre. The evil barstewards have moved to the bottom part of the farm where there is no perimeter fence and proceeded to steal the fencing of our play area. Last night they took 20 meters of fencing”
To offer donors something in return, the animal charity is having a comedy show featuring Harry Sideropoulos. You can find full details here. The show will be taking place on the 16th of June at the Pop-Up Theatre, Killarney Country Club.
They have also started a GivenGain crowdfund to help pay for the new security fencing and have already raised close to R40k thanks to 66 donors.
“We’ve spent hundreds of thousands on our security to keep our dogs safe and the one area where we went with walling instead of fencing is the area they broke in. We secured our areas at Dogtown as we built them, so the areas where the dogs are kept is secured but the rest of the 50-acre farm is open, giving criminals the space to hide and work on their evil ways. Up until now we haven’t secured the perimeter in because it is just so expensive but after last nights robbery we have no choice and we are calling on you to help us keep our town of dogs safe and secure.“
You can follow Dogtown SA on Facebook here where they will post updates about their upgrades. Emma O’Brien will also be donating proceeds to her “Black” series exhibition which we wrote about recently, you can see her beautiful pictures here.