The poor still have animals to feed

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“The entire SPCA movement depends on the generosity of the public to stay operational.

“We need your help to keep the KZN SPCAs open and to provide the assistance desperately needed animals in these communities.”

That was the sentiment of the National SPCA Council (NSPCA) in light of last week’s civil unrest that brought the province to its knees.

The NSPCA said it should come as no surprise that the consequences of riots and looting have a lasting negative impact on households, businesses and branches of the SPCA.

Many stores remain closed for safety and salvage reasons, while open stores have been virtually emptied of essentials as many people have gone into survival mode.

This has left people and animals across KZN with limited access to the basic necessities of life.

Production companies are down and NSPCA fears supplies will run out before companies have a chance to safely resume production and supply.

“Apart from that, hundreds of businesses have been completely destroyed and will leave countless people unemployed.

“Without any source of income, some families will really start to struggle to take care of themselves, let alone their animals.

“Many people who support the SPCA, which is not funded by the government, will no longer be able to afford to donate to us.

“The SPCA plays arguably the most essential role in animal welfare in South Africa. It is up to us to try to prevent and protect animals from suffering.

“We implore the public to please help us if they are in a position to donate.” Please use the reference “KZN” when making your donation: https://nspca.co.za/donate/

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