Did you know that the 5th November – 11th November is Animal Shelter Appreciation Week? During this week, we are encouraged to take some time to thank animal shelters across the country for their tireless work to house, rehabilitate and care for animals, and improve the lives of the cats and kittens homed at these shelters.

Whiskas has heeded the call and has donated 3 TONNES of cat food to animal shelters in Gauteng, the handover of the food – which took place at 4Paws Animal Shelter – was distributed amongst the shelters, including Kitty and Puppy Haven, FORA, Angels Refuge, Cataholics, CO-SANC and Catzrus Animal Shelter.

Speaking at the handover, Tammy Price from 4Paws said, “We’d like to thank Whiskas for their generous assistance and food donations, which will go a long way in helping us take care of our pets and in turn show our appreciation for them. Whiskas’s donation ensures we are able to care for a great number of cats who would otherwise have led very different lives.”

Nivashnee Moodley, Whiskas Brand Manager, commenting on the handover said: “For Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, we wanted to connect in a meaningful way and bring the Whiskas brand values to life – that all cats deserve to live a healthy and happy life. We are so pleased that we were able to donate food to these shelters because they show such kindness to animals on a daily basis and really deserve as much help as they can get from the community.”

If you want to show your appreciation too, Whiskas encourages you to donate anything you can to a shelter near you – whether it be money, food, blankets, toys, collars or bowls – because every little bit is appreciated and can help a shelter.

Pet Lovers can tune in to Afternoon Express on 7th November between 16h30 – 17h00 to see how you can get involved and get to know the 4Paws Animal shelter and the other shelters Whiskas supports. Let’s take some time-out this upcoming Animal Shelter Appreciation Week to show gratitude to the shelters that look after pets all year round.

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