SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Tax Submissions Reminder

Please e-mail Sarah animals@animalsindistress.org.za if you require a tax certificate for your donations for the 2017 tax year. Did you know we are a full benefit PBO (allows individuals and companies to be exempt from paying tax on their donations up to certain amounts as decided by SARS) As an individual you can donate up to R 100 000 per year,...

SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Bounty Hunters + Pre-loved Items

Your Society continues to benefit and raise funds from the re-sale of pre-loved and gently used items. However, WE ARE NO LONGER using Bounty Hunters as our agent. We will continue to collect your donations to stock a new and lucrative market. NO ITEMS WILL BE RECEIVED BY BOUNTY HUNTERS FOR US. Your pre-loved donations ensured that we could deliver 60 000 treatments in the financial year of 2017. Our work is made possible by your generosity. For pre-loved donations, please call Memory on 078-120-9645 or office@animalsindistress.org.za for...

SAID Newsletter May 2017 – Editors Note

The first quarter of the year has raised many exciting plans and initiatives for the upcoming year. I hope you enjoy reading our new digital newsletter and pick the articles you want to read! Don’t miss our new ‘Wish List’ and ‘Important notices’. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events! Our work in Steynsrus continues and your support is testament to us being able to penetrate this new area and help those in need. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 011-466-0261 and ask for the fundraising office....

AGM Notice and Invitation

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  The Annual General Meeting of The Society for Animals in Distress is to be held at 15h00 on Wednesday the 04th November 2015, at 25A Fife Avenue, Riepen Park, to conduct the following business : AGENDA Reading of Notice of Meeting. Apologies. Approval and Signing of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 28th November, 2014. Chairman’s Report. Treasurer’s Report. Property Update Tembisa veterinary consulting room update Election of Auditors. Election of Committee Members for ensuing year. Any other business, or that of a motion to be placed before the Meeting by Members in good standing. Members in good standing may : Nominate another Member in good standing as their proxy to vote on their behalf by printing their own name and that of the nominee, duly signing and dating the nomination; Nominate a Member for election to The Committee. AGM PROXY 2015 Contact our Executive General Manager for RSVP and Queries: Mrs H M Muller PO Box 11555 Vorna Valley 1686   Telephone : 083 640 8822 or 011-466-0261 Fax : 086 628 7663 E-mail : manager@animalsindistress.org.za            ...
CO-LABS

CO-LABS

SAID Working for the Greater-Good On the 17th July, Your Society proudly hosted a farrier workshop with the generous assistance and sponsorship of our donor, Sam Moss. Professional farriers Eamonn Harrington and Karen Badenhorst magnanimously gave of their time and skill to World Horse Welfare trained farriers from the Highveld Horse Care Unit, NSPCA and our in-house Coal Yard Project farrier, Mxolisi Zulu. “Being very aware of the need to continue developing skills and the ongoing empowerment…” Being very aware of the need to continue developing skills and the ongoing empowerment of the men who have employed their knowledge to create their income, we were truly blessed to see the attention and hunger for more learning that they displayed throughout the day. Eamonn spoke passionately about his work in Ireland and being part of an organisation that monitors and manages the well-being of over 700 donkeys from rural parts of Ireland. Our Coal Yard Programme engages with 14 coal-yard owners and their 120 charges, a vast reduction from the over 350 equine we first encountered in 2004 “The simple underlying commentary from Eamonn was that a donkey is different from a horse and that shoeing these animals in the same way is a mistake commonly made.” The simple underlying commentary from Eamonn was that a donkey is different from a horse and that shoeing these animals in the same way is a mistake commonly made. This gives the perfect opportunity to refer to our own special boy, Chocolit, a large dark brown donkey, who was born on our farm in January 2005. Chocolit has “boxy” feet and Eamonn used...
South African Veterinary Association Soccer Day

South African Veterinary Association Soccer Day

The Society for Animals in Distress (SAID), along with other veterinary care industry professionals, had loads of fun at the annual South African Veterinary Association Soccer Day, held at Discovery Soccer Park, on Sunday, 7 June. Each year, camaraderie, competition and cheering are all part of the day, as staff and managers from the veterinary sector, as well as veterinary professionals and all their families, enjoy some time to play and relax together. Boasting some pretty impressive soccer skills and great team work, SAID played the day well to land a spot in the finals, losing to Onderstepoort, 5-2. Our very own Tebogo Phutiagae, won best scorer of the tournament, with 11 goals made. All in all, we had fun! Thanks to all the sponsors and organisers of the event, we look forward to playing again in...