Dog Box Challenge

David and Katy Bramley took up the SPCA Dog Box Challenge and braved 24 hours to raise money for animals at the shelter; they reached their goal and more!


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Kloof, South Africa (14 June 2022) – Late last month, 32 people braved a night outdoors to raise funds for the Kloof & Highway SPCA. Father, daughter duo David, and Katy Bramley took up the SPCA Dog Box Challenge, and while the goal was to raise R10,000, they surpassed that!

The SPCA Dog Box Challenge challenges people to spend a night in one of the organisation’s dog kennels while encouraging people to donate towards their efforts. Participants were “locked up” for 24 hours from noon on Friday, 27 May 2022, until noon on Saturday, 28 May 2022. If they managed to raise the R10,000, they could be set free sooner.

The event was set up to raise much-needed funding for the Kloof & Highway SPCA and to honour all the animals affected by the flooding in the KZN.

“This year we will be dedicating our Dog Box to the many animals who lost their lives and to the many animals who have been severely affected by the KZN Floods in April 2022.

The Kloof and Highway SPCA will continue to support and assist all those who still require our help. During the aftermath of the KZN floods our Inspectorate team went out daily and we were able to distribute over a ton of food, blankets, beds, and water to badly affected areas. We are committed to being actively involved in outreach.”

Katy and her dad were committed to the effort and managed to raise well beyond the goal of R10,000, bringing in R18,635. The father, daughter duo braved the cold evening and left many inspired by their dedication.

“Thank you so much Bramley family for being a part of the Kloof and Highway SPCA family. Thank you for always supporting us in so many ways continuously and helping us change the lives of animals! We always love having you with us and can’t wait to do it all over again next year! Thank you all. Lots of tail wags and slobbery kisses from the 4 legged friends” – Kloof & Highway SPCA

Katy’s school, Westville Senior Primary, recently celebrated her efforts and shared that they too, were proud of what she and her dad had accomplished in 24 hours.

Sources: Kloof & Highway / Westville Senior Primary
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