The Crawford Preparatory School held their Cake and Candy sale recently where all proceeds made were donated to Ark Animal Centre. The day was brilliant and the school was absolutely delighted with the response. It was a huge success and they sold out of everything!
The final tally was R3958.05!!! Teacher, Jeanette Fuchs said it was “Not to bad for the efforts of 23 primary school children and one teacher.” :)
The school also did a presentation to everyone in assembly, included Ark in their newsletter and even popped into the shelter for a visit! They are an amazing group of kids, and Crawford can be proud to have such impressive students.
From all of our Ark puppies and staff we are so thankful to Jeanette and the students at Crawford Preparatory School for including us in their Charity Aid project. We are so grateful to you for thinking of us and showing such kindness to our puppies <3
Below are some lovely pictures from Jeanette of the Cake Sale and their visit to Ark :)
The Bi-Annual Ark Animal Centre Bikini Car Wash was a massive success once again! Almost R9000 raised from the day, which will go towards building the teenager housing sections at the shelter.
Thank you to everyone who arrived to support the day! We had over 100 cars, bikes and even a bus come through on the day. We also had Miss SA International 2012, Helga Barkhuizen and Jonathan Bonyton-Lee from Top Billing arrive to show some support :) We are so lucky to have such dedicated supporters and sponsors, big thank you for the following people and companies:
Launching with bang! This past weekend The Sequin Stylist – Pooch Boutique & #Smoothies (Freezocinno Bar) opened with massive success. Officially now a blog to brand name “The Sequin Stylist.”
Enlighten yourself to a world of dog loving, fashion obsessed individuals at the SS Boutique as you sip on one of the delicious #Smoothies signature Freezocinno (Chocolate, Coffee or Mocha) sodas, coffee, hot chocolate + much more guaranteed to have you feeling great from the inside out. Whilst shopping for both yourself and your pooch, accessories, apparel, collars and leads as well as designer ranges and lots lots more.
Visit “The Sequin Stylist” store and enjoy the out of town experience. Situated on the Ark Animal Centre premises in Chartwell. Spend the day or just for a quick pop-in for a takeaway and some puppy love SS & #Smoothies welcomes you.
Custom Cases has started a great initiative in aid of Ark Animal Centre.
For every cellphone cover sold R25 will be donated to Ark Animal Centre, and for every like they receive on their Facebook page a further R5 will be donated to our shelter. Please like their page and write ARK ANIMAL CENTRE on their wall :)
To order your case please contact email@example.com and use ARK as your reference in order for the donation to reflect.
Cases start from R275. All major phone brands can be done such as: Blackberry, iPhone and Samsung. Any image can be printed, see examples below:
Gloria Pucciatti who adopted a little puppy from Ark a couple years ago, has decided to run the Comrades Marathon in aid of our animal shelter!! This is her story…
Two years ago, I was blessed with a gorgeous little girl, Lily, who I adopted from Ark Animal Centre. She had never had human contact and the last two years have been a journey to hard earned love and trust from her.
My Comrades journey started in December 2009 when I was told that training for the Ultimate Human Race could not be done in six months, especially since I had never run a kilometre before. But despite the odds I completed my first and Comrades and have been hooked on long distance running ever since.
Comrades 2012 was a tough year, blood, sweat and many tears later, I came in with 1 minute to spare, a broken woman. It was with this in mind that I realised it was nothing in comparison to the journey of survival of my Lily and many dogs like her.
Ark Animal Centre and Comrades have changed my life in their own unique ways and this is why I ask of you to support the Centre through my journey to help raise funds and awareness for this amazing charity!!
Gloria is aiming to reach R10,000 for the Ark puppies – click below to donate and help her accomplish this amazing adventure!
Most of you who read the news will be aware of last weeks protests in Durban Deep, Roodepoort area where a few people were shot, while hundreds others protested over housing by throwing stones, burning tyres, tree trunks and causing a disturbance.
We receive a call from Jennifer who works at CLAW, asking us if we can take in any of their puppies as the protests were getting violent and they were fearing for the dogs and pups safety. Our manager, Tracy, obviously said yes and told Jen to bring as many as she could.
Jennifer said that while Cora (CLAW’s founder) had managed to get into the office early that morning, their other staff had to scale the walls to gain entry. While driving out on the way to Ark, they had to maneuver through the debris and burning barricades on the road.
Jennifer arrived at Ark a couple hours later, where we unloaded about 15 very confused but relieved pups. It was like a scene out of a wild west movie, but thankfully no pups were harmed and the other puppies have settled in too beautifully at Ark! Thanks to CLAW for making sure these babies were brought to a safe place, and may they continue to make a difference! As we always say -> Team Work Saves Lives…..literally!
Below are some pictures of the pups arriving at Ark:
Monkey our Ark boy welcoming the new arrivals
Tracy and Stacey helping Jennifer unload all the pups
Unloading the pups
They were a bit nervous but soon got over it :)
Casanova had just been sterilized s was a bit quiet and confused
Sheba also just sterilized and wondering whats happening
Angel and Pluto looking rather happy to be in a safe place
Emily couldn’t wait to get out the cage.
So many pups saved by team work
“Get us out of here” :)
Our Ark dogs sussing out the new guys :)
Emily and Olive got stuck into a yummy treat that was waiting for them.
Confused little faces
Confused little faces
Kyra was over the moon when she was put in her kennel with her new friends <3