Winter has reached South Africa’s shores with a vengeance this year. The silvery sardines have graced the dinner tables well and even now, ardent fishermen can be see hawking them. The cold seems to be here to stay this winter. What also stays and is imprinted in the mind this winter, is the plight of the destitute without the basic necessities of life. Thankfully Mandela Day has come and with that social media recognition, renewed awareness and assistance for our human counterparts.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the animals. Yes, the organisations have spoken, implored for assistance and received some. Still, there is an overflow of animals at the local rescue shelters (most animals are destined to be euthanised) and worse still roaming the streets, cold and hungry. Such is their need that refuse bags have been attacked in search of food and with the waste…
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