Oshana SPCA puts fun in fundraising
SPCA OSHANA, which began operations in October last year, is putting the fun into fundraising and hosted its first dog show on Saturday, which saw proud owners and their dogs strutting in front of a panel of judges. .
Oshana SPCA Secretary Wilmarie Horn said it was the first such dog show to be held in the area and generated a lot of interest from pet owners , who were all too willing to bring their fancy breeds or âbrakesâ to the event. .
The dog show took place on the grounds of the private school Maurits Devenish, in Ongwediva, where the competitors and their pets competed in six different categories, including “The most beautiful”, won by the handsome Titun the Rottweiler. .
The other categories included best personality, best groomed, funniest dog, smallest, scruffy dog.
Dog owners have been asked to register their dogs for a registration fee of N $ 150 per dog, regardless of size or breed, to help raise funds for the SPCA, while also introducing animals to certain social abilities. A total of 23 entries, with 13 dogs and their owners participated and were joined by friends and family who enjoyed the festive atmosphere. Contestants included Pitbulls, Basset Hounds, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, a Collie mix, Jack Russel mixing an Africani and a fluffy Toy Pom.
The judges were: Charene Visser, Kores Hamutenya and Colin de Beer, with awards sponsored by community members. Joe Archer Photography set up a photo booth for owners to pose for photos with their dogs, and donated a share of the sales to Oshana SPCA.
Meanwhile, the Oshana SPCA kept a busy social fundraising schedule this year and kicked off with a Valentine’s Day contest in February. Next up is an Oshakati / Ongwediva dance in September, followed by a gala dinner in October and a Fun Day Poitjie Kos competition in November. One of the goals of Oshana’s SPCA fundraising efforts is to meet their ambitious N $ 4.5 million plan to build kennels, catteries and kraals in the village of Okaandje. , which will provide assistance with veterinary care, vaccinations as well as sterilization and sterilization campaigns for domestic animals. and the welfare of local livestock.
It will be the first and only animal shelter in northern Namibia and the committee is urgently appealing to the public to help with donations, which in turn will help the local community with their animals. They also raise much needed funds for the purchase of a vehicle.
For more details, visit their Oshana SPCA Facebook page, or contact Paulus Dumeni Head: Donations & Fundraising on 081 277 0888.