Author Archives: Mientjie Kleinhans

Help the vulnerable with Tekkie Tax Hobo Day

Instead of complaining about the cold, think of the people and vulnerable animals who don’t have a warm place to stay or something to eat. You can do your share to assist these people and pets, by taking part in ...

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Stop canned lion hunting and lion cub petting

Canned lion hunting is still as real as rhino poaching, and many people are not aware how they unknowingly assist in this inhumane industry. If you want to know how you can help, read Richard Peirce’s latest book, Cuddle Me ...

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Heavily pregnant goat saved by SPCA

A heavily pregnant goat, savagely trussed up and carelessly tossed onto the back of a bakkie, was rescued by the Sandton SPCA. The severely distressed animal who had been lying in the parked vehicle outside a butchery in Cyrildene for ...

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Traveling by air with pets requirements

Two interesting questions answered about travelling by air with pets: Q: What should a pet crate look like when travelling by air? A: To ensure that your pet travels comfortably, PETport custom-makes crates for your pets. The ideal crate should ...

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Veterinary physiotherapist applications open to register with SAVC

The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) recently announced that the veterinary -and para-veterinary professions are welcoming new para-veterinary professionals on board as veterinary physiotherapists. The council requested that applications for registration or authorisation need to be submitted as soon as ...

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No dignity for dead dog – family apologises

In the latest update on the dog dumping saga in Kensington, the family involved has offered an unreserved apology for their actions, and has accepted full responsibility. The family experienced a traumatic weekend following the sudden death of a family ...

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No dignity for dead dog – further information

The man behind the heartless dumping of the body of a family dog this week is a leading member of the legal fraternity. Adam Anderson, head of litigation at Bowman Gilfillan, one of the largest Sandton-based law firms, was caught ...

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1000 Paws Walk event to raise money

The 2018 1000 Paws Walk for SPCA will be held on Sunday 15 July 2018 at the usual venue – Hilton College. This joint fundraising event of the SPCA branches of Pietermaritzburg, Umngeni-Howick and Mooi River & District sees hundreds ...

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Win two movie tickets to see Duck Duck Goose

If you are a fan of animated animal movies, don’t miss the launch of Duck Duck Goose at the end of June. This is a story about two orphaned ducklings who are separated from their flock by a bachelor goose, ...

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Win movie tickets for ‘Isle of Dogs’

Would you like to win tickets to see ‘Ilse of Dogs‘? This animation tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. All the canine pets of Megasaki City are sent to an island, which is actually ...

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Finding a boarding kennel that is the next best place to home

BKC Pet Boarding offers pets ideal boarding kennels at affordable prices. Without compromising on service and quality, these kennels offer a range of services to ensure that your pet is well looked after while you are away. Q: What makes ...

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Human food for pets: the good and the bad

We are often advised not to share our food with our pet. But, are there human foods that our pets can benefit from? Dr Anne Fraser of the Ladybrand Dierekliniek gave us a breakdown of the effects of certain human ...

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