Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch welcomes Stillwater Sports donation in time for Mandela Day

Seen here (from left to right):  Natalie Groeneveldt (Stillwater Sports Event Manager) holding Rocket, and Lorna Hughes (General Manager Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch) with Suzy. 

Photo Credit:  Newsport Media

The Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch (AWSS) received a welcomed donation from local sports marketing agency, Stillwater Sports just in time for Mandela Day (Thursday 18 July 2019).

“AWSS plays a magnificent role in ensuring the wellbeing of animals in and around the beautiful town of Stellenbosch,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “On our visit we were blown away by the passion with which Lorna (General Manager) and her team conduct their daily activities.  The donation consists of t-shirts, caps, water bottles, bags, ponchos and crisps.  Each item is still brand new and has never been used.  We cannot use the items due to logos or colour schemes that might have changed.  We are glad that AWSS will put the donation to good use and hope that it will make a difference in both the lives of the animals and staff.”

Founded in 1956 AWSS is a non-government, self-sufficient and independent non-profit organization that focusses on the welfare of animals.  AWSS’s mission is to recognize animals as living beings with the right to a good quality life.  This mission is achieved through veterinary care, inspectorate (enforcing the law), education, and running a Kennel, Cattery, and a successful Adoption Programme which every year places hundreds of animals in apt and loving homes.

According to Jessica Perrins, Head of Fundraising & Communications AWSS, the society currently has 21 permanent employees and cares for 158 dogs and 127 cats.  “We will not turn away any animals.  If we don’t have the resources or facilities to care for an animal we will transport it to an organization or facility that can assist.  We are thankful to Stillwater Sports for their donation.  Some of the goodies will be used at our two Mandela Day events (BRAK TRAP FOR TRASH and RIDE FOR RESCUES), but the majority of the goods will be handed out at our weekly Outreach Clinics.  Most of the areas that we visit are impoverished.  Pet owners are always grateful for any donations that they receive and I can assure you that they are always shared with their pets.  Thanks to the support of companies such as Stillwater Sports, we feel the warmth and generosity that is at the heart of Mandela Day. We touch animals’ lives with kindness, comfort and love because there are people that care enough to help us. Our animals can’t say thank you, but we can.  Thank you.”

If you’d like to show your support, the Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch currently has the following wish list:

  • Montego Adult Classic Dog Food
  • Pampers Kitten Tin Food
  • Collars and leads (mostly medium size)
  • Monetary donations are always welcome, especially as AWSS is saving towards a mass Sterilization Campaign
  • Secondhand goods/clothing for the AWSS Dog Box Charity Shop
  • If donors are not able to contribute in kind or financially, signing up for a My School card is the perfect way to give back without it costing you a cent; sharing AWSS posts on social media or popping in to volunteer your time, talents and expertise

Website address:

Facebook page: AnimalwelfareStellenbosch

Instagram: @animal_welfare_stellenbosch

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About Stillwater SportsBased in Stellenbosch, Stillwater Sports is SA’s leading lifestyle sports marketing agency.  Over 19 years Stillwater Sports has conceptualised, commercialised and delivered a vast number of “must attend” events on the SA lifestyle sports calendar.

Iconic events such as the FNB Run Your City Series (FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN), Totalsports Women’s Race and Origin Of Trails MTB Experience boast sold out fields and world-class experiences with household names using these platforms to engage with their target audiences.

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