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The Cat Angel Refuge got a great surprise when the owner of their property dropped the asking price; they are now very close to finally owning the property outright.


North West, South Africa (11 November 2022) – In early September, the Cat Angels Refuge sent out a desperate plea for help to raise funds to purchase the property they use to service the majority of the North West. They needed to raise R750,000 or vacate the property. Today they shared the happy news that the property owner has dropped the asking price and they are so close to the new cost, they could have it by the new year.

The Cat Angels Refuge SA, based in the North West province, is hoping to raise the funding needed to keep its doors open and the team operational. If they close, that is a whole section of the North West that will go without an animal welfare organisation as they are currently the only one along their routes.

The organisation is currently renting the old premises where the SPCA used to operate. The SPCA closed its doors in 2012, and Angels stepped in to fill the gap that was left. The landlord had offered for the organisation to stay free but with the agreement that they would purchase the premises outright in 2022. With so much need during the pandemic, they never managed to put aside the full amount to purchase the property. Hope was not lost though, they have been working hard to make sure they reach the target.

Prior to the pandemic, they had managed to raise over R175,000, which was placed in a Bidvest call account to be used towards the purchase of the property.

They then launched a BackaBuddy fund in the hopes of raising the balance for the property. The funds raised using either the bank account or BackaBuddy will be used specifically for the property. Initially, they were trying to raise R750,000 but with the property owner’s generosity, they can now purchase the property for R470,000.

The team has raised almost R340,000 to date. This means they need to raise the remaining R130,000 so be able to purchase the property in early 2023.

They have launched a R100 campaign, asking 1400 people to make a donation of R100 which will push them past their target, and start the official purchase process.

If you would like to DONATE, you can do so online via our BackaBuddy fundraiser:; Or alternatively, you can donate directly into the 32-day call account using the details below. The team are sharing a monthly tally of all the funds raised so you can see how much they have via their Facebook.

Cat Angel Refuge
Bidvest Bank
Current Account (32-day call)
Account Number: 7962894201
Code: 462005
Reference – your name
Proof of payment to: for bookkeeping purposes.

If you would like to support them in other ways, you can reach out via Facebook here.

Sources: Joanne Wilson – Supplied
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