My most humble apologies for being so scarce of late. It appears the cell phone companies are quite particular about payment. Silly really, considering they are making a sweet fortune without my measly little amount.
Fear not, however, as a small thing such as a complete and utter lack of communication facilities is highly unlikely to stop me.
So, plowing on regardless, I’m pleased to reveal to you ARK Animal Centre. They are an utterly fabulous organisation with, of course, a pro-life policy for all the animals in their care. They take on puppies and pregnant moms and work tirelessly to ensure that all are healthy, happy, loved, exercised and receiving any medical care required.
They have recently moved to a new property, purchased by the owner, for the dogs, by selling her own home. Now there’s someone who definitely puts the welfare of the animals before herself.
Ark Animal Centre are based just passed the Fourways/Dainfern area on a wonderfully large property, allowing them to provide the dogs in their care with fantastic walks and stimuli. This is definitely a happy bunch of dogs and puppies who, I am sure, are delighted that the owner gave up her home to move them to such a great property.
This last weekend was far more successful than my previous fundraising exercise and I would like to thank the wonderfully generous Blairgowrie residents, the Blairgowrie Spar, Brightwater Commons Flea Market and the awesome people who donated money and food as well as those who supplied me with items to sell at the flea market.
With the help of everyone above, I was able to deliver cash, dog food and a staff care package (the all important tea and snack break items vital to the wellbeing of overworked shelter staff), to Ark Animal Centre.
The cat items received were kindly delivered to Cat A Holics, by my long suffering father who was instantly put to hard manual labour and general work both over the weekend and today, with deliveries.
I now have a permanent space at the Brightwater Commons Flea Market in Randburg and shall be stationed there every Saturday and Sunday. My stall is a White Elephant for the Animals affair and I sell anything and everything that is donated.
Anyone out there finding themselves in the area over a weekend – I would be utterly delighted to meet you. Anyone who has been storing goodies in their house, such as books, jewelry, ornaments, toys, stationery (truly, anything cluttering up your home) – we would be eternally grateful for the donation of these unwanted items as, the more we sell, the more we can help the shelters.