SAID Newsletter - Quarter 1 -2018
This year we’re sparkling, we’re shining, we’re glistening, we’re twinkling, it’s our 60th diamond anniversary!
This edition we start with the first instalment of our 60 fun facts to keep you enthralled with our history and accomplishments. We have various ways that you can support SAID and not spend a penny. We need you!
Be sure to read about our new outreach as we extend our care all the way down to the Western Cape.
Coal Yard Ponies placing second in Horse of the Year, dog saves the day and much more to keep you captivated. See our first quarter wish list and most importantly our desperate need for puppy food.
Wishing you a sparkling year ahead, as we cheer and dance into our 'swinging sixties'.
Growing our Footprint across South Africa: Western Cape: Touws River
SAID’s vision is ‘to ensure the development of access to veterinary care provision in South Africa’.
This year we have been approached to invest our expertise as a veterinary care provider and animal care educator in Touws River.
We will be training three more Animal Health Technicians to care and stabilise this impoverished and desperate area.
Any funding for the training costs associated will be administered responsibility and the utmost integrity.
Steynsrus – Education Outreach
Melodious Music, dashing dance moves, sensational singing and a puppet show are the elements that our very own SAID veterinary team have produced for an impactful school education programme for the children of Steynsrus. This month, 12 -16 March, the programme launched to some 450 school children from grade 4- 6, where they were introduced to humane education and responsible animal/pet ownership.
Click on the video below, for to see our impact:
Did You Know?
Ticking the Saving Box
Ehrlichia and Biliary are common tick borne diseases. Although ticks are an all year round potential threat, animals are more at risk in the summertime months. Did you know that SAID educates our clients on tick and flea preventative care and Bravecto, a tasty chewable tablet protecting dogs for three months, powders and dip is what the doctor orders.
Investing in the long term health of your animals is another way you can ensure that your donor rand spent on sterilisation is secured. The more Bravecto we order the greater the chance of reducing the incidence of sickness and the cost of care for our patients. The cost of patient care includes fuel, manpower, medication and hospital occupation. Severe cases of Erlichia and Biliary require blood transfusion.
Meet Titan, our latest blood donor hero, he bounded in and saved the day with a blood transfusion while mom, our volunteer dog walker leader, cuddled him. Thank you Titan, you are a brave super hero!
If you are considering buying Bravecto for your animals, please purchase it from SAID and be part of our ever resourceful cost savings. Dillon – firstname.lastname@example.org or 083-643-9480
Just a reminder that The Society for Animals in Distress is no longer partnered with Bounty Hunters Charity Shop in Melville. SAID has increased the potential of this income stream and all your pre-loved, sellable items raise much needed funds through Wits Hospice, Monthly Pop up shops, online sales and our showroom - Pre-loved bringing More-love to our furry patients.
The Pawscars Volunteer Tea
We Need You!
Book Sales & Sorting
Some of you may recall that our book sale has been successfully running for thirty years in Rosebank! However, we are in need of help sorting books and creating a new team for the rotation every second month.
Have a DOGGY date just once a month with your beloved fur friend. Interact with fellow animal supporters for just an hour at your nearest venue and help us raise much needed funds.
Olivedale and Pineslopes venues are urgently in need of filling a few more hour shifts once a month.