Walk a dog with Wollies this Mandela day

Walk a dog with Wollies this Mandela day
Volunteers are needed to help out at Wollies Animal Project. Photo: Facebook

Pretorians have been invited to spend their 67 minutes of service for Madiba at Wollies animal project, north of Pretoria.

On 21 July, the animal shelter will host a volunteer day and walk-a-dog event at Wollies, 101 Rooikat Street in Hesteapark for Mandela day.

“People of all ages are invited to come and walk one of the many fur-kids at Wollies or to help spruce up the kennels,” said organiser Ilanie Wessels.

Walk-a-dog volunteers can look forward to a 3km route or obstacle course.

“We only ask for a small registration fee of R30 or at least 8kilograms of dog-, or cat food, cat litter, or blankets for the shelter.”

In memory of Nelson Mandela, Wessels invites volunteers to help out at the shelter.

“We’ll start of the day with an orientation at 09:00, after which people can lend a hand and help out at the shelter wherever they can.”

Volunteers can assist with:

  • Helping Wollies staff members clean the kennels
  • Assist with deworming dogs and cats
  • Making dog beds and cat toys. For this, the volunteers would need to bring along old jeans, shirts, blankets, rope or anything else that can be used for crafts.
  • Painting and general maintenance of the shelter

Wessels said food stalls and a kids play area (R10 per child) will be available.

“All funds raised will go towards Wollies’ sterilisation project,” she said

Wollies is a non-profit organisation that depends on donations from its community.

Their main goal is to sterilise stray animals and to educate people on the importance of neutering their pets.

The shelter cares for abandoned and rescued animals and has around 600 dogs and 300 cats.

Walk a dog with Wollies this Mandela day

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