The goal is simple – sterilise as many dogs as they can find money to do so
The mission – find money to sterilise as many dogs as they can
Spinoffs – Education. Dipping. Euthanizing. Feeding.
Background – Wells Estate is a small community opposite Scribante on road to Markman on outskirts of Port Elizabeth. It may be smaller than the well known Motherwell, but the need is just as great and help is scarce. The dogs are left to fend for themselves, roaming as far as Bluewater Bay to look for food or an end to their suffering. This is where Bernadette Meistre and Hazel Grey stepped in. They started to help these dogs and it almost became a full time job. Two years ago they decided that in some way these dogs had to be saved. After much planning, talking and praying the dream has finally become reality.
With the help of funds donated from the Port Elizabeth Pet Expo 2012, dog food from Montego leftover from expo and Animal Anti Cruelty League facilitating the vet care needed, Wells Estate Project is a GO! Four female dogs were sterilised on 24 April 2013. Another TEN will be sterilised 8 May. More dates to hopefully follow. Funds collected thusfar will only sterilise 50. That’s a drop in the ocean. The people of this community are begging for their dogs to be “closed up” as they call it. Three hundred rand makes a world of difference for one dog. Thousands of rands are needed to solve the crisis.
Wishlist – that every dog will at least be sterilised, have a bowl of food, water and a blanket. Basic necessities many take for granted.
Author: Bernadette Meistre
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2013/05/wells-estate-project/