Guests at the AFRIPAW’S fundraiser and auction, held at the Harbour House Restaurant in Constantia on Thursday 23rd August generously opened their wallets and bid furiously for the wonderful items on auction. The entertainment and food was outstanding and people thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
This was Afipaw’s first fundraiser and launch of such a wonderful cause. The final result exceeded all expectations when people not only bid but pledged towards spay days and clinics.
AfriPaw Animal Welfare partners with low-income communities to educate families on their pets’ primary needs and facilitates free sterilisations, as well as access to affordable primary healthcare, food and shelter for township pets.
With their door-to-door approach they aim to form relationships and build trust with the community and their first priority is to always try and help pets where they are. Their strategy is to identify, train and equip responsible, animal-loving locals, who are their eyes and ears and who are a permanent presence in the community, ultimately becoming respected “go-to” persons.
At this point, AfriPaw focuses its efforts on serving the people and pets of Vrygrond, reputedly the oldest informal settlement in the Western Cape, situated just off the M5, close to Muizenberg. There are approximately 90 000 residents and thousands of dog and cats living in this community. Their geographic boundary is strictly Vrygrond (which includes Seawinds and Overcome Heights) but they hope to replicate their model and expand their reach to other low-income communities in the future.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION visit www.afripaw.org.za/