SAID Newsletter - September 2018

Editors Note

SAID prepares for Spring as the dusty winds blow away the cold frosts and make way for new growth on the farm.

SAID is celebrating our 60th year and our events are all geared up to provide a diamond experience. Our Diamond 60th Celebration – a fabulous must-attend exhibition; our annually adored Dog Jog; a wondrous trip to be announced for our annual raffle, but you’ll have to read ‘til-the end!

We’ve had our Comrades Champion running for our animals; we honour the memories of our beloved furry collectors; we prepare with your help for the Touws River (Western Cape) first establishment outreach and we celebrate our three-pawed pals!

Our ever-green reminder to start your spring cleaning and help us assist the animals in our care through the re-sale of your pre-loved items. Don’t forget - we can collect!

Good bye winter lie-ins, lattes and late sunrises…

Three-Pawed Pals

Meet Rex and meet Rax

They both love adventures,

and they both leave three tracks


‘Our three-pawed pals’ we say

And after mom fell in love,

Happy Rex went away


But not 6 months went by, Rax arrived with us

So he called Rex’s mom’s sister

And packed up his stuff


Leaving three tracks behind him, to Mpumalanga he went

An amputation won’t stop him

Because until Rax reached his home– he wasn’t content


Meet Rex and meet Rax

Their moms are sisters

Though they’ve both been through surgery

And now leave three tracks

You almost don’t notice with those tails going wag, wag, wag

Managers Update

In our striving to drive access to veterinary care, SAID has relentlessly knocked on doors for investment into the mentorship programme for graduate Animal Health Technicians.


Being part of the animal welfare sector, that is an excluded focus of both corporate and government funding, it has taken dogged determination and implicit belief in the value of our contribution to veterinary care access, to realise success.


We are proud and elated to share with you that we have sourced a contribution that will see successive volumes of 10 graduates per year be given the unique opportunities of development and growth that we have prepared for them.


In keeping with our mission, the employment potential for these graduates will find their current 95% post graduate unemployment rate decrease. An equally amazing win will be the employment opportunities for un-skilled, semi-skilled and skilled people to support every successful graduate. Without a doubt our work has only just begun and there will be mountains we have yet to climb to ensure access to veterinary care for all. We are more than conquerors and have only success in the forefront of our minds – every animal deserves veterinary care, an owner fluent in animal care needs and a healthy life!


Contributions to this youth employment strategy will be gladly accepted, please contact Holly Doherty, Fundraising Manager, or 083-640-8824 for further information about how your care can benefit you.

In Loving Memory

Although they will never know, our dear furry collectors bring hope and light to all of fur-kind. So we honour and love them as best we can, for when their time comes, it is always too soon.


Although they are gone, they will never be forgotten. They left their paw prints on countless lives and through this they will forever live on.

Spring is in the air!

A reminder to start your spring cleaning and help us assist the animals in our care through the resale of your pre-loved items. The convenience being that we can collect from you!


Please note we cannot resell broken electronics/appliances; soiled/torn clothing and linen; magazines and encyclopaedias; videos and bird cages.


For more information Contact Memory

tel: 078-120-9645


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.

Thank You Ayanda

SAID’s very own Marathon Man driving access to veterinary care


Ayanda! Ayanda! Ayanda! You can still hear the cheers for our comrades 4th running of the marathon. With a Bill Rowan medal in hand, Ayanda is a true animal champion for animals.


Ayanda is an Animal Handler and trainee Hospital Administrator for SAID. Ayanda’s commitment and passion inspired overwhelming pledges of support for every kilometre he ran. Ayanda’s determination and YOUR generosity resulted in SAID providing many more animals with veterinary care. Thank you!

Want to support SAID, but budgets are tight?

Swipe and support!

It costs nothing to swipe and it means everything to our animals.

Contact us for a MySchool Application: Dillon - or 083-643-9480


Collection tins

Drop your spare change in our tins across Gauteng or better, fill one!

Insure a life

Want to help more lives and insure yours?

Different Life is the backbone of By taking a life policy through Different Life you are able to allocate your first payment of every year as a donation to a cause of your choice on


Buy any of these products direct from SAID and assist more animals

The Bravecto Chewable Tick & Flea Tablet is the most effective chewable oral flea and tick treatment given every 12 weeks.

Contact Dillon 083-643-9480 for more information

Thank You!

14 April - 31 July

Ad Outpost

Aerial Concepts

Africa Trading

Airfreight Africa

All Bags Packaging

Andrew (washing machines)


Beth Bethbain & Wetnose Canine Training

Bev Levithian

Blendwell Chemicals

Brand Crafters

Breedt & Van Jaarsveld Builders

Bryanston Veterinary Hospital

Budget Branding

Builder’s Warehouse: Rivonia, Edenvale & Strubensvalley

Bulk Bag Manufacturers


Celestial Travel

Cold Press Media

Community Hours

Cowan Signs

CPI Engineering

Craighall Vet

Cube Route Logistics

Decisions Gifts

Decluttering Momentum

Die Strandloper

Dischem Dainfern

Dischem Fourways

Dog Walking Teams

Elite Charters


Eravate 200 (Pty) Ltd


Ezee-Dex Industrial

Ferreira Art Gallery


FirstRand - Unsung Heroes

FNB Credit Card Division

FNB Volunteers


Fourways Equine Clinic

Fourways Vet

Giantlight (Pty) Ltd

Gln-Ark Trading


Group 5

Hatch Ltd

Hobday Equestrian Enterprises


Human Toolbox


Impact Promotional

In the Kitchen

JDR Information Technology Solutions

Just Letting Properties

King & Sons

Kyalami Blue Bottle Liquor

La Toscana Investments


Legacy Lifestyle (Pty) Ltd

Linvar (Pty) Ltd


Ludwig’s Roses Egoli

Medford Pharmaceuticals



Mix FM

Mosethla Bush Camp

Mpact Recycling



Niemand International


Northrand Animal Clinic

Northumberland Animal Clinic

Norwood Pick ‘n Pay

Oaksprings Eventing

Parkmore Vet

Pat’s Autobody

Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Ltd.

PKF Octagon

Prac’s Supreme Services

Prodigy Roofing & Construction

Rags & Lace

Randpark Ridge Vet

Robroy Music

Rosebank Booksale Teams

Royal Canin

Sally Thorpe Coaching & Consulting

Salon Suppliers

Sandy’s Saddlery


Sasol GAYE


SPAR – Hobart, Carlswald,Crowthorne, Broadacres, Dowerglen, Pineslopes

St Catherine’s Convent School

St Mungo’s Ladies Fellowship

St Stithians Grade 3 Girls

St Stithians Junior Preparatory

Stafford Bros & Draeger (Pty) Ltd

State 5

Sue Horn Remedial School

TDL Supplies CC

Tekkie Tax

Teubes Family Wines

The Bradfield Foundation

The Cradle Project

The David Polliack Charity

The Mary Oppenheimer & Daughters Foundation

The Red Box

The Zone @ Rosebank


Tracy’s Saddlery

Tsogo Sun

Twisted Whiskers


Vet Pantry Norwood

Vets Pantry Hurlingham

Weekend Collectors

Wesbank Fairlands

Western Shoppe

Zoetis South Africa

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