KNYSNA NEWS - The latest Knysna Garden Club fundraising raffle has managed to double their funds from the previous year, with the money set to go towards aiding animal sterilisation programmes around Knysna.
Every year the club has raffles to help raise money for sterilisation programmes at the Knysna Animal Welfare Society and the Knysna Veterinary Clinic's in Concordia.
For Knysna Garden Club's Carol Snyman, these programmes are a necessity and need to be funded. "The sterilisation programme is an incredibly important service provided by Kaws and the vet," said Snyman. "It assists in reducing the number of unwanted puppies that are born and eventually find themselves abused or abandoned."
Tickets were available to the public up to 20 December 2019, with tickets being sold at Knysna Vet, George Rex Veterinary Clinic, and Liqour City. The raffle was able to raise R6 800, more than double what was raised in the 2018 raffle. "We are thrilled by how much has been raised this year, it was amazing to see so many support the initiative."
Knysna Vet's Karin Rademeyer-Pretorius expressed her gratitude for the raffle and the funds raised. "The raffle incentive will ensure less unwanted puppies and kittens in Knysna. Thank you so much Knysna Garden Club," Rademeyer-Pretorius said. She further explained how their programme works. "Dogs are identified for sterilisation at our monthly Concordia outreach clinic, which takes place in front of the Concordia library on the first Wednesday of the month. There, we deworm, and vaccinate pets and also treat them for mange and ticks and fleas."
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