This is an URGENT plea to help us feed as many starving dogs as we possibly can in South Africa, right now.
Network for Animals receives countless requests for help, and it is heartbreaking to turn any of these down because saying ‘no’ often means gnawing hunger for an animal in need. We can’t bring ourselves to do that and so we are on a constant quest for food (which we simply cannot get without your support).
You have helped us before and we reach out to you today hoping you will hear our plea and help us again.
Street dogs in South Africa are starving, a result of a collapsing economy, soaring prices and quite honestly brutal indifference of people who have absolutely no compassion for animals. Thinking about the painfully empty bellies that so badly need filling keeps us awake at night. We simply must reach out to you with this heartfelt plea…
Many animal welfare organizations in South Africa are stretched to the limit and are struggling to cope with the scary increase of homeless, abandoned and surrendered dogs they receive every week.
More and more animals are ending up in overpopulated shelters, and more mouths to feed means less to go around. Combine this with an ever-diminishing amount of donations being received by rescue organizations, and you have a dismal, desperate situation.
We have partners throughout South Africa who look to us to help feed as many dogs as possible. It’s one of the cornerstones of our work and one of the most basic and critical needs we can help address in street dog populations.
Our long-term partner, Fallen Angels Pet Rescue in Cape Town, received 18 surrenders in just one week, and its rehoming rate has dropped drastically from 70 adoptions to just 25 in a month. Like most no-kill shelters, Fallen Angels receive no government support, and so it relies on us to help whenever we possibly can.
Our partner in Calvinia, Northern Cape, feeds 150 township dogs during its weekly outreach program but wishes it could feed more. There are hundreds of dogs living in this impoverished area, but only some are ‘lucky’ enough to get a weekly meal. Our partner says they urgently need more food.
This is the same story we hear from all our partners in South Africa: the need is immense, but resources are pitifully limited. Imagine having to ‘choose’ which dogs to feed, and which will have to wait another day - or week? We know the struggles these organizations face every day, but with your support, we can help ease the suffering of SO MANY helpless little souls.
Your donation right now will ease the ache of an empty belly. Please, can we count on you today to feed a starving street dog in South Africa? It would mean SO MUCH to a hungry four-legged soul.
- $2,300 (£2,000) will buy 5,000 pounds (2,300 kilos) of food to feed 250 dogs for one month!
- $4,600 (£4,000) will buy 10,000 pounds (4,600 kilos) for 500 dogs for one month!
<mark>THAT IS JUST 30 CENTS (25 PENCE) PER MEAL PER DOG!</mark>
The financial strain on these animal welfare organizations is huge, and we need to raise as much as we possibly can. It is so sad to see these scared and confused animals who have been used to living in homes with families, now having to adjust to living in a noisy shelter, where they might be destined to live for the rest of their lives.
Many of these dogs struggle to cope and spend their first weeks shaking and alone while huddled in the back corner of the enclosure, too scared to approach the kennel staff when they try to feed or spend time with them.
Having no food and painfully hungry bellies is the last thing we want for these poor dogs. Please donate as much as you can today so we fight hunger for the voiceless dogs of South Africa.
For the animals,
Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals
P.S. Your kind donation right now will fill a desperately hungry belly, giving a glimmer of hope to an animal who has nothing. For street animals in South Africa, a daily meal isn’t guaranteed. For some, a weekly bowl of food is the best they can hope for. We believe - and we know you do, too - that a dog should be given a meal every day, and with your help, that’s exactly what we’ll be able to do for hundreds of hopeless, hungry animals in South Africa. Please, help us fill bellies right now with your compassionate contribution.