dog walk
Photo Credit: Pexels

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is raising funds for a plating kit which will enable them to mend broken bones; meaning no more amputations.


Western Cape, South Africa (23 July 2020) – When an animal has a broken or fractured bone, it is very hard to heal the bone; the animal usually undergoes an amputation as the healing process is much quicker. However, with the right equipment, broken bones can be easily mended.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has set a challenge to animal lovers which will help them raise funds for a Plating Kit. The plating kit will help in mending many broken bones, preventing the need for amputation of an animals limb(s).

“Broken bones often leave us heartbroken because we don’t always have the tools needed to mend them. For the animals, this means that saving their lives can often mean them losing a limb. In the worst instances, where there are severe injuries to more than one limb, or when breaks are located in an area where our current X-Fix remedy cannot be applied, lives are being lost.

We need your help to raise R150 000.00 for the purchase of a plating kit to enable us to mend every bone fracture possible and save every life and every limb of every orthopaedic patient who needs us.”

To help raise funds towards the plating kit, all you have to do is go for a walk. Any walk will do, as long as you do it for the charity.

“Paw Feet Love, sponsored by Bravecto gives you the opportunity #savelifeandlimb by putting your best foot forward (over and over again) to help animals in need of life/limb saving surgeries. It’s really easy, in fact all you have to do is register online at, pay a R100 entrance fee, and raise a minimum of a further R400 by getting your family, friends and colleagues to support you!

Those who raise R600 or more will automatically be entered to win a Salomon voucher to the value of R2000!

Once you’ve reached your goal, we will send you our commemorative Pawfeet Love campaign T-shirt and our Pawfeet campaign bandana for your four-legged friend.

On the 22nd or the 23rd of August, just ahead of National Dog Day, take your furry best buddy for a walk wearing your commemorative items. The time or distance is irrelevant – you are simply walking to honour victims of cruelty and neglect whose broken bones prevent them from doing the same.

Remember to take a selfie at some point during your walk and share them with us on social media using the #savelifeandlimb and #Bravecto. Send our animals in hospital your love virtually by showing the one-handed love sign (bend your two middle fingers down and extend your remaining fingers and thumb while keeping your palm facing forward) or if you can, use both hands and join them together to form a heart shape.

Saving lives is priceless but it does cost money, please sign up, take a walk for a great cause and help us save life and limb!”

If you would like more information about this event, you can reach out via email here.

Sources: SPCA
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *