Dr Natheem Jacobs’ life was honoured with a tribute ceremony at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA. During the service, a tree was planted to represent the strength and resilience of his character and, in the future, will serve as a shelter for wild birds, just as he provided a safe space for animals in need.
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Dr Natheem Jacobs was fatally stabbed outside of his home in Garlandale, Athlone, during a robbery one week ago today.
The profound loss has been felt throughout the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Dr Jacobs completed his community service as a CCS veterinarian at the Wingfield Animal Health Centre and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, working under the supervision of SPCA Board member Dr Ayoub Banderker, and recently signed a contract for permanent employment with the SPCA.
The SPCA hopes that as the tree grows, it will represent the growth of what Dr Jacobs would have wanted most of all: a kind and more compassionate world for all animals.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA shared the following message:
“We want to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the Jacobs family for allowing us to honour their beloved son’s life.
We know this is a difficult time for them, and we appreciate their willingness to share it with us. We would also like to thank the public for their outpouring of love and support during this difficult time.
Your kind words and actions have been a source of comfort and strength for the Jacobs, Levy, and SPCA families alike, and we are grateful for your continued support.
Dr Jacobs’ legacy will live on through the tree planted in his honour and the memories we shared today. Let us all keep his family in our thoughts during their time of mourning.”
Honour the slain Dr Natheem Jacobs and protect those who save lives
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