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May/June 2018 Newsletter from the Chairperson

Catch up on all the latest events at Hermanus Animal Welfare. It's been a busy time with fund raisers and improvements, educationals and adoptions there's just so much ... 

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Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea has been with us for a year now. She came in as a shy and nervous kitten but has grown into the most beautiful, gentle and loving young cat. Look into those eyes and you will be lost forever. Please give her a chance to be part of a loving home. She has lots of love to give.

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Rene, Elizma, Pam (chair) Marlene

Rene, Elizma, Pam (chair) Marlene

We are nearly half way through the year and what a fantastic 5 months it has been. In September 2017 we gave a presentation to the Light House to Lighthouse ladies, aiming to become their charity of choice for the monies raised from their annual 4 day walk 2018. We did not win but proudly achieved second place, gaining the proceeds from the Official Practice walk in February this year. Together with our own Wiggle Waggle Walk operating in tandem, we raised a healthy R23955.00.

Gabi Brummer, Sara Jones, Irene Saunders, Rene Dewar. with Marlene Deneegere & Bianca in background

Gabi Brummer, Sara Jones, Irene Saunders, Rene Dewar. with Marlene Deneegere & Bianca in background

Our Lockdown fundraising event in April was great fun. The idea was that seven Haws volunteers were to be locked into the dog and cats runs for 48 hours. Each volunteer had to raise sponsorship for their lockdown. Leading up to the big weekend on the 20th, Liza from Farmers Saturday Market gave us the opportunity to raise extra funds by donating a stall to us and Alex at Fantasy Faces painted our faces as a dog/ cat free of charge. The overall event was fantastic. Greatly supported by the public at the open day on the 20th, a lot more money was raised plus dog and cat food donated. When finally totalled up the overall sum raised was R91000.00 ! A huge thank you to everyone involved. We could not have done it without your support.

HAWS Website

HAWS Website

Exciting news, we have been busy updating our website to a fresh and modern look which is more user friendly. It is not quite finished yet but do go and have a look. All our lovely dogs and cats are shown there as well as useful information and other details on HAWS fundraising and the opportunity to get involved.

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Education Program

As well as the fundraising Haws runs many projects that it has initiated. One is the education programme which was a dream fulfilled by Marlene Deneegere, our Vice Chairperson. We have our own education centre within Haws where many children from the various schools in the Hermanus area come to learn about animals and the responsibility of looking after them.

They get to meet the dogs and cats and spend time getting to know them and how to interact with them. They also have the opportunity to draw and colour, do puzzles and make little bead bracelets. We also operate an outreach programme which is run by Tanya Cohen one of our committee members and the facilitators of Just Care.

Just Care Aftercare, Mount Pleasant (HAWS Education)

Just Care Aftercare, Mount Pleasant (HAWS Education)

STELLA who is a beautiful, friendly dog has been on many visits to Just Care and the kids love her. She was rescued from where she was tied up with a wire that cut into her throat. This resulted in her not being able to bark or swallow properly. She was also kicked in the head until her eye popped out resulting in one eye looking in a different direction. Despite all of this she continued to be a loyal and loving pet. The kids absolutely adore her and she has been visiting them for the past 3 years. It has created an awareness of what abuse does to a dog. Her human mother has recently passed away and she has now been adopted by one of the carers that looked after her mother and lives in Mount Pleasant. The kids will now get to see her on a more regular basis.

STELLA also gave support to another HAWS puppy that was badly abused. Chester assisted in the visit to Just Care. Awareness was again created about the abuse of young dogs. That if taken care of they can become loving and devoted dogs like Stella. Sadly the young puppy did not make it. When told we were surprised and pleased that some of the children cried and expressed sadness.

It is not always serious at Just Care, there is time for lots of fun. The children get the opportunity to colour in and make their own animal masks, fold paper into dog and cat faces, draw pictures of topics that are relevant to what is happening at the Welfare, and occasionally a human animal comes to visit to tell them stories about dogs and cats and the do’s and don’ts of how to treat their furry friends. An inspiration to all of us!

Education Program

Education Program

Education Program

Education Program

Tanya with Stella

Tanya with Stella

HAWS Charity Shop

HAWS Charity Shop

I am sure you are all aware of the Haws charity shop in Mitchell St which has been running for many years. In fact you may even have been in there and browsed amongst the clothes, books and other objet d’art. Well if you have not been recently then get down there asap. It has been renovated and wow does it look good. Rene Dewar, Head of Fundraising decided to wave her magic wand and transform it. If only it was that easy. Rene and her team plus some committee members and Callen Van den Broeck our maintenance guru, worked their socks off. Don’t you just love the frieze of cats and dogs that Rene painted by hand and the stripes! The result is an attractive, bright, airy and spacious looking shop. Better conditions for the shop staff to work in and definitely more user friendly and appealing to the public. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

HAWS Charity Shop

HAWS Charity Shop

HAWS Mobile Clinic

HAWS Mobile Clinic

I thought you might like to see some pictures of our regenerated Mobile Clinic which now operates in the grounds of the Swop Shop. The children are used to gathering there with their recycled items so it is an ideal place. Their animals can be checked over and problems identified. Given flea and worming protection, vaccinated and booked in for spaying at Haws clinic. It helps to give the children a sense of responsibility for their animals as well as keeping their animals healthy. As you can see it is a great success.

HAWS Mobile Clinic

HAWS Mobile Clinic

Minkie

Minkie

Look at this cute little girl, her name is Minkie. She is of mixed breed and just over 2 months old. Brought in by a member of the public who found her wandering alone on Swartdam Road. Minkie has a lovely temperament and is also quite independent. Call 028 312 1281 if you could give her a forever, loving home or pop in and see her.

MySchool Card

MySchool Card

We are so excited to have been provisionally approved for the Woolworths MySchool card.

To meet the requirements, we need a minimum of 50 signed applications.

HOW YOU CAN ASSIST:

  • Fill in an application form and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a.s.a.p.
  • Pass this on to family and friends and encourage them to join.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A MYSCHOOL CARD:

  • You can change the beneficiary name on your application form.
  • Add us to your list of beneficiaries on the application form .
  • You are allowed to have up to 3 beneficiaries on a card.

Every time your My School card gets swiped, when making a purchase at any Woolworths or affiliated store, a percentage of your transaction gets donated to our worthy cause.

The more supporters we have, the more money we get.

You may use your card at Woolworths, Engen, loot.co.za, Bidvest, Waltons and Flight Centre.

Your support will assist us in .......

RESCUING the mistreated, SAVING the injured, FEEDING the hungry and CARING for the abandoned.

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Become A HAWS Member Today

Become A HAWS Member Today

Visit our website for more details and see how you can help us.

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Think About Leaving A Little Something in Your Will

Think About Leaving A Little Something in Your Will

Help our animals through the years and leave a bequest in your Will to Haws .... PLEASE????