14 July 2017 Read: 630
Tzaneen has raised R13 000 in cash donations along with thousands more in food and implements during the past week. According to Tracey Leppan of the Letaba SPCA, employees of the organization have been left speechless after receiving 180kg dog food, 30kg cat food, 80 tins of cat and dog food, dog and cat toys and 10 litter trays for kittens.
One businessman, Hennie Smit from Midas Tzaneen, signed a monthly debit order for R4 000 while Tolstoy Kruger of Best Drive Tzaneen in partnership with auto spares dealers, Autoquest, fitted the SPCA bakkie with four brand new tyres. The little ones at Tzaneen Naskool did their bid and collected a huge amount of food and treats for the animals while schools such as Laerskool Duiwelskloof Primary and Ben Vorster High have continued their support. Rhino Chemicals have also continued their monthly donation of cleaning chemicals.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you Tzaneen! You have opened your hearts to the plight of the often forgotten and for that we are forever grateful,” said Leppan.
It is the SPCA’s wish that no particular business or individual be singled out as they believe that every donation, no matter the quantity, is important and they are thankful for every last cent. Bulletin did, however make a promise to the business owners over social media that everyone involved will be acknowledged.
To this day, two weeks after our first article on the plight of the Letaba SPCA, not a single word has come out of the office of the Greater Letaba (Modjadjiskloof) Municipal Manager, Ms Mashaba. This municipal manager seems either incapable of responding to media enquiries, or is so busy with training courses that she is never in her office. What training courses she would need to attend if she allegedly already possesses the necessary qualifications for her office, is still unclear. Clearly the GLM just do not care.