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Support for Kloof SPCA after fire
04 April 2013 at 16:53 by Tamlyn Canham - Community groups, companies and residents are rallying behind the Kloof & Highway SPCA after a fire ripped through storage rooms at the premises.
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Community groups, companies and residents are rallying behind the Kloof & Highway SPCA after a fire ripped through storage rooms at the premises.

There has been a groundswell of support after last night's blaze destroyed six stables used as storage space.

Branch manager Barbara Patrick says donated goods, books and items sold in the SPCA's fundraising shop were lost in the fire.

Concerned animal lovers have taken to the Kloof and Highway SPCA Facebook page to express their shock - and to ask how they can help.

Although animal care and inspection teams are able to continue with their day-to-day work, Patrick says resources that usually help with animal welfare are now funding extra security and other costs.

"Our community is so generous in their donations which keep us going from month to month, as well as our volunteers who give their time to actually come here and sort through the donated goods and price them and then obviously sell them for us. We rely on our charity shop on a monthly bases to keep out SPCA running," she said.

Authorities are investigating a case of arson.

Patrick says police and a private investigator are working together to bring the culprit to book.

(Photo: Facebook)

- Shaun Ryan

 

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