Welcome to Save-a-pet!
Thursday, 26 January 2012 12:03
Christmas / New Year - 2011 / 12
Well it’s that time of year once again, when everybody goes crazy, racing to spend their hard earned year-end bonuses. Save-a-Pet would like to take this opportunity to remind you that there are ±200 dogs and puppies plus a few cats and kittens that will be looking forward to their Christmas / New Year presents too. So we ask you to please spare a thought for the animals. Come along to the kennels with a box of dog biscuits for instance and see their eyes light up like your Christmas tree at home! We are open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The animals will be cared for on those two days by the workers who drew the short straws!
Christmas came early at Save-a-Pet thanks to SMS Portal of Newton Park in Port Elizabeth, whose Marketing Manager, Louise Wolmarans rang our chairman, Dave Bath, and told him that they wished to make a donation to a project rather than a straight cash donation, Dave sent a list of four projects that needed funding namely;
1. Kennel extensions in Row 4
When Save-a-Pet moved into grounds of the old SPCA in Greenbushes in 2003, Mavis Smith, the founder, stated that no dogs would be moved into the kennels that had been built many years ago. The kennels were narrow and dark, a terrible place to keep an animal. We decided to remove adjoining vibracrete panels resulting in kennels space doubling in size. Later we would remove two or three rows of panelling with the result that kennels increased in size by up to four times the original size. We also decided that the kennels could be extended in front of the concrete kennels, twice the depth of the original kennels, using galvanised metal poles and wire mesh thus allowing the dogs so much more freedom.
2. Dog Exercising
Currently the dog walkers have to walk past most of the kennels leading to the dogs in these kennels getting unnecessarily upset. In conjunction with the kennel extensions, at the far end of each row of kennels there is a need to install gates to give easy access to the exercise area avoiding walking past all the other kennels and exciting and upsetting the other dogs.
3. New Kennels
Many of the wooden kennels need replacing despite being coated with a preservative.
4. Educational Booklets
The booklets are aimed at schoolchildren in the hope that when they are adults they will remember what they read in the book about how to treat and how not to treat their dogs.
SMS Portal (continued)
Item 1 was selected by SMS Portal so Row 4 dogs have much more freedom early next year.
Photograph shows Martus van Wyk (SMS Portal) handing over the cheque to
Save-a-Pet Chairman, Dave Bath and volunteer Odette van Niekerk.
To all our members, pet sponsors, supporters and our corporate sponsors:-
All at Save-a-Pet wish you and your families A Wonderful Christmas and we look forward to your continued valuable support in 2012.
Monday, 16 January 2012 14:04
Our apologies to all for the lack of action with regard to the updating of our website. We were "bugged"", I believe the word is "hacked'', but now things are looking better.
A Sad Loss
I would like to begin on a sad note regarding the death of an animal lover and friend of many at Save-a-Pet. Sharon Ayes passed away on 9th December 2011. Never scared to enter the townships and advise the residents on the best way to look after theiir pets, she also put a lot of effort to get the donkies of Walmer Township a more comfortable life. She made protective covers for any parts of the bridles or donkey carts that rubbed the donkeys and created sores. She even wrote a book about her donkies and her donkey work. We will miss you Sharon and so will all the animals that need your help. At her funeral a story was told that for one dog in a poor household, she bought and planted a tree in the owners garden for the dog to have some shade. That was Sharon Ayres! R.I.P.
Christmas / New Year
As we were unable to post a greeting on the website, I trust you all had a very nice Christmas and for those who celebrated New Year, I hope you are feeling better by now!! Let's hope 2012 will be a good one for Save-a-Pet, it's animals, staff, workfoce, members and sponsors.
We had a major change to our kennel management over this period with Jeanne Vorsatz moving to Animal Welfare in Port Elizabeth having joined us in March 2011. We wish her well in her new appointment. We welcome Natalie Dil, well known at Elephant Walk Restaurant, a great animal lover and very knowledgeable. We are delighted to have enticed her into our world, no elephants, just 200 dogs and a few cats. Natalie is so happy to be selected for the position. "Its a job I have always wanted" she said on hearing the news of her appointment. Welcome to Save-a-Pet!
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 14:43
Jeffrey's Bay was abuzz with barking dogs on Saturday August 27th 2011 as well as a noisy supporting "human" content, mainly from the J-Bay area.
Jayne Davies of InFood Restaurant and Sean Beard of Butztown organised this event, along with a committee. They laid a red carpet in the street outside the restaurant on which dogs were paraded for all to see. There were some ad-hoc categories like "the dog with the longest ears" and at was no surprise when a Bassett Hound took first prize. I entered my Cocker Spaniel, Rachel, but it was "no contest" as the Bassett won "ears down".
The main raffle, valued at more than R2000, was won by a very deserving lady from Save-a-Pet, Jenny Swarbrick and her husband Jim. They won a two night stay at Sea Notes at Seaview, breakfast for two at Elephant Walk Restaurant, Colleen Glen, PE, dinner for two at Barnacles Restaurant in Seaview and last but not least, a 2-hour game drive at Kragga Kamma Game Park, PE. Jenny is a volunteer fieldworker for Save-a-Pet and this prize will earn her a well deserved rest and some special pampering. Congratulations!
Save-a-Pet joined forces for the day with SPCA Humansdorp and both societies took home 50% of the takings on the day. On behalf of Save-a-Pet I would like to thank all concerned in the organising of this, hopefully, annual event. Royal Canin have already offered to sponsor the event in 2012, which is a great start.
Thursday, 07 October 2010 00:16Most of the dogs in these posters are still available for adoption.
Note:- Cell No. at bottom of posters should read "082 358 2394".
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 17:25Dog Rescue & Training Award from TrainPetDog. com
Humane Dog Shelter
This is the home of most of the orphaned doggies in the Port Elizabeth area...
Save-a-Pet is an animal rescue centre situated near Greenbushes, Port Elizabeth that rescues, rehabilitates, reunites and re-homes abandoned abused, lost and stray animals.
We are a non-profit making organisation with a "no-kill” policy that believes no healthy dog should ever be destroyed and that all animals should be protected, wanted, suitably homed for life and cared for by responsible owners. We are currently caring for more than 200 dogs.
We are developing our hall into an education centre and we already have schools visiting us on a regular basis. We also had an informal clinic helping the poorer citizens in our area to inoculate and assist in the sterilsation of their pets.
Our main aim is to have our own hospital “up and running” with a qualified veterinarian on hand to assist in the health of the animals and thereby improving the health of the poor themselves.
Healthy animals mean healthy people
Donations of money, food, kennels, bedding or goods for re-sale at our boot sale.
Volunteer to help at the kennels by walking dogs, cleaning kennels and buildings.
BANK DETAILS FOR DONATIONS:
Bank: Nedbank Greenacres, Port Elizabeth Branch Code: 121617
Account Name: Save-a-Pet Account Number: 1216 078742
*PLEASE NOTE NEW ACCOUNT NUMBER*
Or just visit us at the kennels – you will be most welcome.
President and Founder
Thursday, 25 October 2007 11:37We have put together e few guidelines to follow when it comes to animals and fireworks.