Dreams Do Come True – Life-Changing Animal Sterilisation Clinic Completed

Co-founders Nicholas Meldau and Estelle Meldau cut the ribbon to open the facility with Deborah Blane and the lovely Rosabella Catherine Merle Blane the 2nd from Schnauzer Friends South Africa.

Saturday, 12 May 2018, Hennops River: Through concerted and creative fundraising efforts, Woodrock Animal Rescue was able to raise the R1-million they needed to make their dream of building a state-of-the-art animal sterilisation clinic come true, kickstarted by The Schnauzer Project and Deborah Blane. 

In a celebration held this past weekend, the co-founders of the rescue centre, husband and wife team, Estelle and Nicholas Meldau, unveiled the initiative that will go far in helping Woodrock to make a difference to the lives of so many animals. The centre works to educate the surrounding communities about pet care, health and sterilisation, as well as medically treating rescue animals.  

Whiskas Brand Manager, Nivashnee Moodley, was in attendance and said “We are proud to be associated with Woodrock Animal Rescue and believe in the benefits of adoption, safe sterilisation, nutritious food and balanced diets.”

“Woodrock do amazing things in their community and have worked incredibly hard to raise funds for this great facility, and we wanted to help create awareness of that,” she adds.

Regarding the Clinic Dream fund, and the work that went into raising the money required to compete phase one of the project, Dean Meldau from Woodrock Animal Rescue said, “We remained focused and kept our eye on the ball. Patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait. Asking is hard, begging is unattractive. But to ask on behalf of the voiceless, to us was essential. If not us, then who?”

Whiskas and Pedigree have supported Woodrock through the donation of over 1,400 cases of pet food to Woodrock Animal Rescue in the last two months. To further support the brands’ adoption ethos, the brand will be providing them with Kitten and Puppy Kits to give to families who adopt animals from the centre to make sure that they have all the basics they need to get their new furry family members off to a great start in life.

The Kitten and Puppy kits contain dry and wet food, to support essential balanced feeding, an information pack with anything you might need to know about introducing a new pet to your home to help make the transition of having a new family

Arina Very from MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet hands over a cheque of R500,000 to Dean Meldau from Woodrock Animal Rescue to begin phase 2 of the project.

Source: Whiskas®


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