On 13 June 2015, the team from 15 on Seventh hosted an open day in aid of Ark Animal Centre, and raised over R10,000 for our rescue puppies!!!
It was a great family day that saw the beautiful Mrs South Africa 2015, Sarah Kate Scott arrive along with the elegant 2016 finalists who all had their share of puppy love!
As a charity, we are often approached with companies or people who “want to help us” but really they just want to piggy back off our fan base to promote their business, and we get R1/R10 etc per like/referral. There are very, VERY few people who genuinely will host an entire day in aid of our shelter, and not expect anything in return. We are so thankful to Dr Mark Steinmann and his team for being one of the few truly good people who gave without expectation or T’s & C’s. We feel so lucky to be surrounded by such incredible animal lovers. Thank you sooooooo much!!!
Big, big thank you to the following companies and people who made the day possible:
The Local Grill for sponsoring the delicious burgers
Holstein Meats for the boeries and pregos!
The beautiful Sarah-Kate Scott – Mrs South Africa 2015 and Mrs South Africa and all the finalists!!!
The uber talented Debra Lee Photography
Last but not least to SkinCeuticals, DermaQuest, Vita Liberata, Rogue Royalty, illy, Hotpod Yoga, and everyone that came to show your support!
Every now and then something happens that is proof that showcases the good and kindness in the world… Marika Gothlin is an Swedish immigrant, and last year for the first time in her life adopted a dog; a beautiful 6 month old Biewer Yorkshire Terrier (Noah) from Ark Animal Centre. To her surprise Noah molded into her lifestyle and stole her heart.
Often speechless as words cannot describe how amazing it is to have him in her life, Marika expresses how wonderful Noah is with her 3 daughters and husband, Noah has become part of their family. In December she cancelled her trip to Sweden primarily because Must Love Dogs, boutique hotel was fully booked and she couldn’t bear to leave him with anyone else.
Ark was lucky to have received 3 Basset Hound Puppies on the 26 April they were quarantined and the little male (Goerge) had a very strange eye condition, after visiting Palm Gardens Vet it was clear that the puppy was in need of an expensive operation to remove a Dermoid in the eye. On the second of May Marika and her family popped into Ark Animal Centre, for a visit, they had booked another little Yorkie as they felt Noah needed a friend. However whilst spending time with the pups in the kennels, they noticed little George and Tracy explained the nature of his condition. Marika asked if she could foster little George for a week. On the 6th May Marika returned to Ark and to our surprise had taken George for the operation on her account. An amazing lady with a very warm heart has given this little Basset Hound and opportunity to a beautiful life. He was adopted by a loving family and is now living in the lap of luxury. While Marika ended up adopting another one of our rescue pooches, Sammy. Big thank you to Marika Gothlin and her amazing family!!!!!!!
Noah and Sammy adopted from Ark Animal Centre, September 2014 and May 2015.