WINDHOEK - As the icy winter temperature tightens its grip on the country, the plight of inmates at Windhoek’s Society for the Prevention of Cruety to Animals (SPCA) animal shelter are crying out for help as food, blankets and medical supplies run low.
A plea which was heard by professional Namibian belly dancer Sascha Olivier-Sampson (Moon Goddess Dance Studio), who donated N$24 000 to the charity, after hosting her annual ‘Shimmy for Shelter’ show, with the proceeds being raised for the SPCA.
The well-attended evening show held at Arebbusch Lodge, was celebrated in conjunction with World Belly Dance Day, with exotically-clad belly-dancers from Moon Goddess Dance Studio, as well as Bohemian Magic Dance Co, jiggling and gyrating in front of a delighted audience.
The much-needed funds were handed over to the SPCA last week for the purchase of medical supplies, heaters for the veterinary theatre, blankets as well as supplies of pet food.
The SPCA is said to be facing a serious cash-flow shortage, and is battling to maintain the upkeep of the kennels which are overflowing with strays. It has also been mentioned that the animal shelter could face closure if the flow of donations dries up.
The SPCA, which operates as the capital’s only animal shelter, relies on the support of the public and is feeding and caring for hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens urgently needing adoption.
The public are asked to spare a thought for their own pets this winter and ensure that they are warm and protected from the freezing temperatures.
The SPCA can be contacted at 061-238654 from Mondays to Saturdays.