The Animal Rescue Organisation is appealing to the public to support its campaign to raise the money it needs to fix the X-ray machine so it can save the lives of Minnie and other animals needing surgeries.
The appeal coincides with World Animal Day, on October 4, dedicated to fight for animal rights and animal welfare.
The Ottery-based ARO provides vet care, including animal sterilisation, to poor communities.
“We receive no government funding, and our services are subsidised by the generosity of the public,” said Lindsey Concer, the ARO’s head of fund-raising and communications.
“The hospital offers life-saving surgeries that many pet owners can’t afford with private vets.
“To perform these surgeries, we need an X-ray machine. Our current machine is in desperate need of repair. This medical equipment does not come cheap and we need to raise R150 000 fast.”
The hospital X-rays about 30 patients a month. “Hundreds of animals won’t be getting the care they need. With this machine being so important for diagnostics, the lack of a functioning X-ray unit could bring our hospital to a standstill. Help us help Minnie and other dogs like her by donating to repairs on our X-ray machine now.”
To make a donation, visit animalrescue.org.za or contact Lindsey Concer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 061 455 0200.