Animals often end up with broken bones for various reasons, and to have them properly mended and cared for is an expensive process. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is hosting a fundraiser to buy the necessary equipment to help furry friends in need.

“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,” the SPCA says on Facebook.

“We need your help to raise R150 000 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. 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.”

The fundraiser involves participants to pay a R100 entrance fee, and raise a minimum of a further R400 by getting family, friends and colleagues to join in and support. Everyone who raises R600 or more will automatically be entered into the draw 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,” the SPCA says.

Then on August 23 or 24, 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 during your walk and share them on social media using the #savelifeandlimb and #Bravecto.

For more information, contact Natasha Johannes on [email protected] or WhatsApp 0745806022.

Join the Facebook event here.


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Article written by

Anita Froneman