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The SPCA in Nelspruit is facing a pet food shortage; at present, they have more mouths to feed than the storeroom stock can cover so they have asked the public to please lend a helping hand.


Nelspruit, South Africa (17 February 2023) – The SPCA branches around the country come across the most harrowing cases of animal neglect and abuse, but they never lose hope. Day after day, they meet people who want the best for animals by donating to the cause and adopting animals that need homes.

Many of them are severely underfunded and rely on the public to help make ends meet when there is a shortfall. The Nelspruit SPCA is facing a food shortage as its cases rise and the number of residents at the shelter increase.

The team have made a public plea for help with food or funding for food so they can restock their stores.

“We have many animals to feed and we need the assistance of our community for food for our dogs, cats, puppIes, kittens, piglet and calf. Over the past month we have spent R25,000 only on food. We will not be able to continue like this, we really need your help. It is not for us, it is for the animals. We had almost 200 admissions in 16 days and all of them have to eat. PLEASE HELP US”

To support the struggling SPCA, one can order pet food from any of the online sources and have it delivered directly to the SPCA (6 Meidlinger Street, Industrial Nelspruit, Mbombela, Mpumalanga 1201) or if you are in the area, you can personally deliver the food. The charity also welcomes support via financial donations; they will then be able to bulk order food for the animals.

The Nelspruit SPCA also has a charity shop that helps fund expenses. You can find more details about the shop here.

To donate financially, please check out the website for the official banking details here.

Sources: Nelspruit SPCA
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