Between a complete lack of internet air time and my phone refusing to download photographs, I find myself abysmally late with this post.
However, late or not, FORA (Friends of Rescued Animals) most certainly deserves a reveal. They are a wonderful Pro-Life shelter, situated in Luipaardsvlei, Krugersdorp. They look after 320 dogs and 120 cats at any given time.
To quote them, their goals are to “provide the very best for all the animals in our care, ensuring they receive food, shelter, medication, sterilization and above all to offer all our animals the chance of a new life in a loving home, and if they cannot find a home, that they are guaranteed a home at the shelter for the rest of their days.”
These are goals at which they are succeeding famously well. Their animals are given exceptional care. Staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide them with the best possible life and opportunities to find loving forever homes.
On the 24th October (see, I told you I was painfully late), I slowly (my car was laden with rather heavy food) negotiated my way through the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, to make the delivery. The staff at FORA are wonderful and welcomed me with open arms. They gave up their valuable time to show me around every inch of their facilities from arrival areas to sick bays and everything in between, whilst I clicked away at every photo opportunity that presented itself.
If anyone is thinking of getting a pet, I strongly recommend that you consider adopting your furry friend from FORA. If you wish to find out more about them, or believe that you can help in any way whatsoever, please hop onto their website HERE. FORA are currently running at the maximum capacity and, in order to provide space for additional animals in need, current cutie-pies need to be adopted out. Of course, not everyone is in a position to adopt an animal but you could make a difference by donating money, food, blankets or volunteer time.