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Shelter and food for abandoned pets

Hilary du Plessis (left), Manager of the Windhoek SPCA with Elzita Beukes of Bank Windhoek.

Hilary du Plessis (left), Manager of the Windhoek SPCA with Elzita Beukes of Bank Windhoek.

Bank Windhoek has donated N$20,000 to the Windhoek Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to assist in providing shelter and food to stray pets during the holiday period.
Last week the bank also showed its support for the Otjiwarongo SPCA.
Pets often stray when they are left unattended, without food and water or left with strangers. Dogs also run away as they try to seek cover from the annual New Year fireworks which leave them traumatised.

“It is important that all families who are travelling make the necessary arrangements for their pets to avoid them straying and getting lost or worse, starve to death or being hit by a car.
If the pets are left with strangers to take care of them during this period, the pets should be familiarised with the strangers before the family leaves.
Families should also ensure that pets have name tags in case they run away or get lost” said SPCA manager, Hilary du Plessis.
She thanked the bank for its continuous support saying the sponsorship makes the SPCA’s work easier and pleasant.
“Bank Windhoek hopes that families who are travelling will heed the call by the SPCA to make the necessary arrangements for their pets as they travel this December.
 Pets not only take care of our valuable properties while we are away, but they are also our friends and an extension of our families.
We should therefore make sure that they are well taken care of” said Elzita Beukes, Communication Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement at Bank Windhoek.

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