The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has been blessed beyond measure after cyclists and runners who participated in the recent Cape Town Cycle Tour and Cape Town Marathon raised over a quarter of a million rand for their adoption unit and wildlife department, and the funds are still coming in.
According to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, the team of animal warriors exceeded lengths to raise awareness for vulnerable animals that are waiting for their forever homes, as well as wild animals that are in distress.
On average, it costs the SPCA an average of R450 to rescue as well as rehabilitate one wild animal and an average of R110 per animal per day to meet the needs of all the animals that are awaiting their loving homes.
“We are extremely grateful to all our participants, who take on more than just the challenge of 109km’s on a bicycle or 5km, 10km or 42.2km on their feet, they take on the additional challenge of fundraising for our cause by calling on friends, family and colleagues to support their race. Cyclists raise a minimum of R2600 and runners between R1000 and R1400 depending on their chosen marathon distance,” explains Natasha Johannes, peer-to-peer and special events fundraiser for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Natasha goes on to explain that a total of 61 cyclists and 26 runners took part in this showcase. “The phenomenal spirit we witness year after year – open-hearted, generous sportsmen and women who choose to race for something more than their own personal bests and in doing so change the tomorrow of animals with every KM they put behind them”, she said.
If you would like to join TEAM SPCA and run, cycle, swim or hike for the love of animals, please email: [email protected] or WhatsApp Natasha on 074 580 6022.
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