SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Thank You

You have all been vital agents in making a difference in the lives of so many animals. To ALL our supporters, Thank You!   SARAUW Trust Ad Outpost Aerial Concepts Alistair Marshall Andrew Aon Benfield BB Cement Bellcan Trucking Bene Water Beth Babbin and Wetnose Bev Levithan Blendwell Chemicals Brando Smit Bravecto/MSD Bryanston Library Bryanston Veterinary Hospital BUCO Honeydew Budget Branding Builder’s Warehouse Edenvale Builder’s Warehouse Rivonia Camargue Caxton Cipla Vet Cowan Signs CPI Engineering Serv Craighall Vet David Polliack Charity Trust Different.org Dischem Dainfern Dischem Fourways EuropCar Fincom FirstRand FNB Credit card Division FNB Volunteers FNB Volunteer’s Market Fourways Vet Giantlight (PTY) LTD Groenvoer Group Five Hatch Hatch Hermann Ohlthaver Highbrook Retirement Home Hill’s Pet Nutrition Hobday Equestrian Enterprise – HEE Hollard Human Toolbox Impact Promotional Industrial Centre CC International Women’s Club Irwin’s Animal Rescue Irwin’s Animal Rescue J & N Embroidery JDR Information Technology Solutions JJ Cale Just Letting Properties Just There Publications K9 Training Kyalami Riders Kyron Laboratories Lakato Lantrust Charitable Trust LSD Information Technology Ludwig Roses MarketSA Mary Nash Memorial Trust Mary Oppenheimer and Daughters Foundation Master Plumbers Mazies Plastics MEDFORD MIDCOMP Midfeeds Mix FM Radio MixFM Mones Michael Trust MySchool Nilfisk Northrand Animal Clinic Norwood Pick ‘n Pay NRG Sunninghill Octagon Chartered Accountants Pat’s Autobody Pick N Pay Pick n Pay Distribution Centre Poker School Remmington Poplar Academy Prac’s Supreme Services Process Automat Reichmans Richmark Holdings (Pty) Ltd Royal Canin SAINTS Animal Charity Saints Charity Shop Sandton Library Sandy Saddlery Sanele Fukutwayo Servest Servest Services SPAR – Hobart, Carlswald,Crowthorne, Broadacres, Dowerglen, Pineslopes St Stithians Girls Preparatrory St Stithians Junior Preparatory Stafford Bros & Draeger...

SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Amberley Open Day Join us at one of favourite annual events, the Amberley Open Day. Set in a beautiful garden, tempted by delicious cakes and homemade meals, you will find your outing brimming with worthwhile stalls selling unique products at really reasonable prices. In support of the Salvation Army and Animals in Distress, Cathy has crafted a wonderful event over the years. Come join us, we will be there to welcome you! 26th and 27th of...

SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Steynsrus

Steynsrus We’ve visited Steynsrus for a second time this year in our efforts to contain and stabilise the dog population in this impoverished town. We completed a further 422 sterilisations in March bringing the total to 722 of 3000 dogs. The impetus of this last outreach engaged local vets from Kroonstad which is of crucial importance to the ongoing success and securing of the animal environment in Steynsrus. Two weeks of extreme circumstances were to say the least, gruelling, and yet, the camaraderie, passion and realisation that the greater SAID team and resources were behind these brave 18 members saw them planning the next stage on the way home. The work that is being done in Steynsrus, and at SAID, is of paramount importance to the future of our training and mentorship contribution to access to veterinary care in our country. The vision of a contained animal community within an educated environment that has access to the care they deserve will always be our objective. Our next trip is scheduled for 08 – 12 May where we will be visiting each and every home over the course of one week to educate, empower and bring real hope and real change. We will continue this educating and empowering while training and preparing a professional to remain there and offer basic care while liaising with local vets and the community. By adding your support in the following ways, you will be ensuring the success and replication of outreaches like this: Medium sized dog collars with a buckle (fabric/leather) Nutritious food (dry puppy food is always best) Dog blankets Dog bowls Dog...

SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Everyday Hero

Ansome Pitzer Ansome is a third year Equine Science student that has been show jumping for 17 years. Weekly, she dedicates hours of her time to The Society and its beautiful Diamonds. Her confidence, caring touch and horse whispers of encouragement brings out the very best in each animal. Striker, one of the ponies that she has been schooling, she describes as ‘no fuss’. Ansome is constantly astounded that the coal yard diamonds are far more trusting, far less jittery and definitely not stubborn considering the environment they came from. Thanks to SAID’s care and Ansome’s tender touch, Striker has been homed – Devotion, the gift that keeps on...

SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Manager’s Update

The end of our financial year has been completed and as always it lends itself to deep reflection. In corporate terms we would be able to declare a dividend and the shareholders would be expectant of a profitable return on their investment. Your investment into The Society is no different to any other investment and the profits are reflected in the amount of animal care we could achieve. So here is our 2017 annual report: The communities we serve were able to contribute to the care of their animals in the amount of R220,776.00 The number of voluntary sterilisations achieved – 2408 The number of sterilisations achieved in a period of 10 days – 722 The number of purely educational stops in one day – 102 The percentage of all treatments where euthanise was unavoidable – 0 .54% Undoubtedly our Steynsrus outreach is a magnificent highpoint for 2017 and will continue to be one until we have completely secured all 3000 animals in this small farming town. Being an isolated and contained area, the work that we are doing there will ensure a safe animal population for a period of 5 to 7 years. There is a journey ahead of us and many bridges to cross but 2017 will always be remembered as the year we began the change for a population of 9000 people and 3000 animals. The costs of good care and service was tremendously high, our income was bolstered with love and our profit margin – priceless. Thank you for being our shareholders, our cheerleaders and our support, we are indebted to...