Safe haven for homeless animals

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Safe haven for homeless animals

EL Pet Pals sanctuary was formed in January 2011 by a group of animal loving who saw the need for shelter animals to receive human interaction, exercise and affection in a calm, peaceful environment.

EL Pet Pals sanctuary was formed in January 2011 by a group of like-minded animal loving volunteers headed by Sue Kriel, who saw the need for shelter animals to receive human interaction, exercise and affection in a calm, peaceful environment for as long as they remain.

That January the little sanctuary opened its gates to give refuge to their first homeless residents, with only three smallish enclosures for dogs and a cattery that could house ten cats.

Sue recruited suitable staff and kennel managers, secured initial donors, solved daily water and electricity problems and spent sleepless nights worrying over veterinary bills! The list of hardships was and still is, endless and daunting.
All the while, a sad and desperate queue of abandoned dogs, cats, puppies and kittens seemed to quite literally be waiting at the gate.

More kennelling had to be built, as the overwhelming need was pitifully evident.

The team are tireless in their efforts to save and re-home unwanted, unloved, neglected and abandoned dogs and cats.

EL Pet Pals feel that no animal should pay with their life just for being homeless. EL Pet Pals is a “No-kill Sanctuary” where euthanasia is only employed on a vet’s advice and in cases where there is needless pain and suffering. Dogs and cats who are not adopted are ensured a safe and caring home at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives.

Animals enrich our lives in so many ways. They give us joy, protection, companionship and unconditional love. We owe them the same love in return.

What matters most to the rescued pets is a gentle touch, kind words and someone to make them feel safe and loved. Like humans, they too feel sadness, despair, heartache and loneliness.

The EL Pet Pals mission is to alleviate the silent suffering of dogs and cats who face a daily struggle to survive in our neighbourhoods and on our streets. They also give refuge to many pets who are surrendered by their owners.

If you are able to help with a donation, volunteer or wish to adopt contact Sue Kriel on 082 850 8935.

 

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