Please share. Let’s get some help going for Sandton SPCA
On Sunday morning we walked into work as usual, ready to serve our beautiful animals. We were greeted with empty, messy offices. They were almost emptied in a break-in. We were shocked, utterly shocked and just could not believe it. It was desecration, violation to the highest order. We were just rooted to one spot, taking in the mess made of our familiar surroundings.
Our first coherent thought was about the safety of our beloved animals. Fear gripped us. With our hearts in our mouths and desperate hope, praying, we ran towards our animal enclosures to check on our animals. There was a collective sigh, tears of joy and hugs when we saw that the animals have not been harmed and are safe. They greeted us with friendly barks and coy meows. We just sat down among them and let their love comfort us a bit.
After fear, sadness, there is practicality. We have started an inventory of what is missing and what is broken. It is a sad list. We are completely robbed. All 5 of our computers and 1 laptop have been taken. The flat screen TV and 2 projectors we use in our education programs are gone. Our doors have been damaged badly. All our systems – telephone, alarm, CCTV are damaged almost beyond repair. Our new Charity Shop, which so many people helped us with, has been damaged too. The sliding doors are broken and the items rifled through. The only silver lining among this is that our animals are all safe and sound.
We have had to close our doors on Sunday and cancel the adoption day because of this devastation. We were left without phone lines until a short while ago, which means we did not receive all the calls we usually receive where animals need our help. We are still taking stock of all the damage and potential work required. This is a heavy blow and we have tough times ahead of us. We are not sure we will be so lucky the next time with our animals. We do not want to leave the safety of our animals and our dedicated staff to the whims of perpetrators of horrific crimes.
We are determined to rise above, but we need all help we can get. We ask that you make a donation towards the safety of our animals and staff so that we can safeguard them at all times.
Please make donations so that we can upgrade our security. It’s an ‘all hands on deck’ situation. With our tightly stretched budget, we would need to divert money from our work to security. We are hoping that it doesn’t come to that and we are still able to operate to the best of our abilities.
Please donate by EFT using the below details:
First National Bank
Branch code: 260950
Account number: 62256139629
Or make a donation via our website – https://www.sandtonspca.org.za/donate-now/
Thank you for caring about our animals.