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Generous donation for 4 Paws and a Tale Rescue Centre

it is hoped that other donors, particularly from the business community, will come forward and assist them in their tireless mission of assisting abandoned dogs who have no voice but so much love to give.

ONE hundred and twenty dog lovers gathered for a Valentine’s dinner and dance held at the Bell and Anchor in Scottburgh recently to raise funds for the 4 Paws and a Tale Rescue Centre. The food for the evening was generously sponsored by the Bell and Anchor.

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The journey behind 4 Paws and a Tale Rescue Centre is an interesting one. It officially began in 2013 when Nicky and Johnny Koekemoer decided to formalise the work that they were undertaking for homeless dogs in the area by forming a non-profit organisation. The couple are driven by tremendous enthusiasm, energy, passion and a deep love for our four-legged friends. Their mission is to feed, provide shelter, sterilise, vaccinate, rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs.

In the early hours of the morning before work, they feed some 200 abandoned dogs in the Craigieburn area. During the past six years, they have rescued hundreds of dogs and some cats from the most terrible of conditions. These animals are then given a new secure home with food and plenty of love.

Two thrift shops in Amanzimtoti and Scottburgh generate income for food and vet’s bills but this does not allow for the expansion of services.

In recognition of their tireless work and dedication in providing hope and a better life for so many dogs, Len and Lorraine Brown presented a cheque to the organisation for R200 000. Nicky and Johnny were overwhelmed by the generosity and it is hoped that other donors, particularly from the business community, will come forward and assist them in their tireless mission of assisting abandoned dogs who have no voice but so much love to give. 

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MC Peter Fielding (right) reads out the cheque amount while the donors Len and Lorraine Brown observe the astonishment of recipient Nicky Koekemoer (second from right), representing  4 Paws and a Tale.

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