ONE HEALTH on MANDELA DAY 18 JULY 2013

MandelaDayFlyer (2)The Animal Rescue Organisation will be hosting “ONE HEALTH ON MANDELA DAY” on the 18 July 2013 from 9am – 12 at our Head Quarters in Ottery.

This project is all encompassing as it includes animal healthcare, human healthcare and environmental sustainability. We have partnered with Phillipi SAPS and the Lotus River Health Clinic to make this day a success.

Community members are invited on the day, we plan to host a litter clean up and on completion we would like to serve each member from the surrounding informal settlement / area a cup of soup and bread as well as provide every animal treated with a gift.

Should the public wish to get involved, please contact Jessica Perrins 021 396 5511.

We are in need of volunteers to:

  • Contribute towards the soup initiative – making soup prior to the event, serving soup on the day
  • Clean Up – split into teams of 4 and clean the surrounding community
  • Corporates can do collection drives – blankets, pet food, collars and leads, childrens clothing, toys

Do your bit for Mandela Day – if you cannot volunteer your time, donate R67 towards this initiative!

I look forward to reporting back on what we hope to be a very successful event and the first of many ‘ONE HEALTH’ days to come.

Until next time,

Jess

Shine on Award

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As a relatively ‘new comer’ to the blogging world, it was a feather in my cap to have been nominated by http://sparkyleegeek.wordpress.com for the Shine On Award. I started this blog with the purpose of voicing my concerns and opinions of animal welfare in South Africa. It is wonderful to know that my blog is reaching people and I am able to be the voice for those that cannot speak. Reading through the various blogs it is encouraging to know that there are others speaking for our four legged friends. So to http://sparkyleegeek.wordpress.com thank you for your nomination!

The Rules for the Shine On Award are listed below:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

 7 Things About Jess

  1. If you haven’t already noticed, I am an avid animal lover. I have been volunteering for various animal charities from the age of 12yrs.
  2. The 16th May 2013 marked my 2yr anniversary in my dream job – Communications & Events Coordinator at the Animal Rescue Organisation in Cape Town.
  3. I have a cross breed ‘pavement special’ rescue dog – Thumbelina – who is my pride and joy!
  4. I love to dance. Although i’m not a professional, I still know how to have a good time!
  5. I grew up on a smallholding. I had an array of animals, from guinea pigs and rabbits to donkeys and sheep.
  6. I am an adrenaline junky. Anything that the average person would think of as mad, I am game for!
  7. I love to bake. It is a great stress relief for me, nothing like the smell of biscuits in the oven! or baking the cake AND eating it.

 My Nominees are:

Rumpy Dog  http://rumpydog.com

Dog with the blog!   http://calvy.wordpress.com/

Animals Deserve to Live   http://animalsdeservetolive.com/

First Steps   http://jolliffe01.wordpress.com/

Pause For Tails http://helenwoodwardanimalcenter.wordpress.com/

Cool To Be Kind To Animalshttp://cooltobekindtoanimals.wordpress.com/

Purrs Full of Love http://www.purrsfulloflove.com/

The Best Friends Blog http://blogs.bestfriends.org/

Pets News and Views http://petnewsandviews.com/

Save the Pit Bull, Save the World http://www.underdogged.net/

Savannah’s Paw Tracks http://savannahspawtracks.com/tag/blog-for-animal-welfare/

Animal Welfare Guardian http://animalwelfareguardian.com/

The Canine Companion http://thecaninecompanion.wordpress.com/

DOGthusiast http://dogthusiast.com/blog/

Horse Welfare Blog http://www.animalfriendsequine.co.uk/community/news/horse-rider-blog/horse-welfare/welfare-of-horse-paramount/

Rescue Dog Blog http://getarescuedog.blogspot.com/

In ending, thank you once again to The Canine Companion and Sparkyleegeek for the nomination. Continue to be the voice for those that cannot speak and together we can be the change we want to see.

Lots of tail wags and purrs

Jess