On Sunday, May 30 2021 the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS SA) and several other prominent local animal rescue and protection agencies took some of their mutts and moggies of all persuasions to attend the maiden Paws-A-While Market held at the Gardens CPUT Rugby Club.
The primary aim of the event was to promote the benefits of the City of Cape Town’s revised draft on animal keeping policy and was hosted by Carolyn Dudgeon representing the DA City Bowl Branch.
Stallholders got the opportunity to showcase their work, promote their causes, re-enforce the benefits of pet sterilization, sign-up new donors and importantly find a number of pets loving forever homes.
The event drew a crowd of over 400 interested and supportive Capetonians, some of whom arrived with a pet in town whilst others left having adopted one or more of the many adorable pets up for grabs.
It was initially thought that this would be a once-off happening but it went so well that everyone who attended has called for more and as the second most senior animal welfare organization in South Africa proudly established in Cape Town in 1929 look forward to lending their continued support to an initiative that bodes well for our magnificent City’s growing pet population.