The Highway and Kloof SPCA recently held its 2019 Dog Box Challenge, where 43 people in 23 kennels were challenged to be locked in the SPCA’s 14-hour socialisation run kennels for 24 hours. Kloof and Highway SPCA manager, Babara Patrick said the challenge started on Friday, 31 May and ended on Saturday, 1 June.

The challenge was aimed to raise the much needed funds for the relocation and upgrade of the SPCA’s clinic. “This was the fifth edition of the Dog Box Challenge and we managed to raise just over R450 000. We are completely overwhelmed by the donations that all the participants received and this year was our best year,” said Patrick

As part of the fundraiser, the SPCA also held a moonlight market and its charity shops were open with lots of bargain items. They also had thrift shops and many more going towards this project. Patrick thanked everyone for their support.

“We will never be able to thank each of our Dog Box 2019 participants enough for making this dream come true, for being awesome, hard working and fun, your contributions will ensure that we are able to renovate our clinic in

  1. We will be upgrading and moving our clinic to accommodate the increase in the number of animals in our community who require our help, for basic animal welfare and sterilisation. Our existing clinic will continue to be used for our outreach clinics which help our community to ensure that we can sterilise and treat their animals,” she said.

Patrick thanked the sponsors, the participants and everyone involved. “To everyone who donated towards our cause and the participants bail money, we will forever be grateful to you and you too have made this project a reality for the animals in our community. Thank you to everyone, you have made a huge difference and will help us to prevent cruelty to animals and provide basic animal healthcare to animals who need it,” said Patrick.