Heavy rains flooded an animal shelter in the north of Pretoria on Wednesday night.
Cilla Trexler from Wollies animal project pleaded for help from the community for dry bedding and blankets for animals after their shelters were flooded.
“It is with heavy hearts that we have to send out this cry out for assistance,” Trexler said on social media.
“With drought in so many places, the rain is much-needed – however, we are now faced with a situation that we have no more dry or clean blankets for our animals.
Wollies animal project is a non-profit organisation that cares for abandoned and neglected animals.
Around 500 dogs and 300 cats are currently at the shelter.
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Trexler said the demand for clean and dry bedding for the animals, far outweighed the amount the shelter was able to supply.
“Our washing machines cannot cope with the huge volumes,” said Trexler.
“We outsourced the washing of these blankets to a laundry company, but we cannot afford this service anymore.”
Being a non-profit organisation, Wollies is mostly dependent on donations from the community.
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“We’d appreciate it if anyone could donate blankets, old duvets, bedding and anything else that can keep our fur babies warm.”
For more information visit Wollies animal project Facebook page or pay the shelter a visit at 101 Rooikat Street (Mastiff Street) in Hesteapark.
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