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Making animal welfare a priority

Many pet lovers made their way to be assisted by the Woodrock Animal Rescue.

The Esperan├ža Foundation and Woodrock Animal Rescue took it upon themselves to reach out to pet owners in Lewisham.

The aim was to assist them in taking care of the well-being of their beloved pets. Over 50 less fortunate residents made their way near the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lewisham to allow their furry friends to get vaccinated and dewormed free of charge. They also received blankets.

Cornelius van der Merwe and Job Ngwata.

Woodrock Animal Rescue was founded in 1992 by Nicholas and Estelle (Stella) Meldau, whose focus, passion and drive made their animal rescue vision become a reality. The rescue assists homeless, abused, neglected, stray, injured, ill, geriatric and unwanted animals that would otherwise have miserable lives and premature deaths. The rescue is one of the oldest, independent, non-profit and pro-life domestic animal rescue centres in South Africa.

The outreach project was led by Amanda Kleingeld who has been part of The Esperan├ža Foundation for 23 years. She confirmed that the project is done annually on the West Rand and that they reach out to areas such as Lewisham, Mindalore, Soul City and Luipaardsvlei.

Other services provided by the animal rescue also include helping abandoned animals find homes and shelter.

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