How You Can Help
Wet Nose needs to raise enough money every month to cover our overheads. It’s not just a matter of feeding the animals – every animal gets sterilized, de-wormed, vaccinated, microchipped and any other medical treatment they may need, including expensive operations from time to time. Telephones, petrol, salaries (although somewhat low) and electricity need to be paid, as well as constant maintenance to the property and kennels.
REMEMBER – ALL CASH DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND A SECTION 18A TAX CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED UPON REQUEST, DUE TO OUR NPO STATUS.
ABSA BANK RAYTON | CHEQUE ACC IN NAME OF WET NOSE
BRANCH CODE: 632545 | ACCOUNT NO: 407 6499 150
Kennel sponsors are the life line of our survival and a great way of supporting Wet Nose. A Kennel sponsorship is a monthly amount donated (as much or as little as you can afford) on a debit order basis, to assist the running of a specific kennel or cage.
Your contribution will go towards the feeding, caring and medical expenses of the animal that’s in your kennel. As a sponsor your name will go on the kennel and we’ll let you know all about the animal, including when it gets a new home. You’ll also receive a Kennel Sponsors Certificate and you’ll be able to visit “your” animal whenever you like and even meet the kennel staff member in charge of their care.
With the kennel sponsors, we can budget more effectively than we can on once-off donations. You may stop your sponsorship whenever for whatever reason – so, go ahead and become a sponsor and a hero!
One of the ways you can help us, is by including us in your will. If your will is already drawn up, you can add a codicil to your existing will without having to rewrite your will, in which you can bequeath funds, property or anything else you think may assist us to continue helping animals in need. Our current property was donated to us in this way, and we’re thankful every day for it!
Fundraising events for Wet Nose
If you have a way of raising funds for our furbabies and don’t mind giving your time and skills, let’s work together to help those that can’t do it for themselves! We’ve even had hairdressers cut hair and beauty therapists who’ve massaged their fingers to the bone all day in aid of Wet Nose – so if you have ideas for a fundraising event, let us know!
Education is of vital importance to Wet Nose, as we believe that the lack thereof is the reason for so many abused, abandoned and neglected animals, as well as for the millions of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in the world today. In South Africa we are faced with an enormous education challenge. Many families cannot afford to care for themselves, let alone their animals. There are a lot of myths and untruths told regarding animals, and even strange beliefs that certain animals are evil and should be stoned. Even the highly educated have some strange idea’s regarding certain aspects, (like sterilization).
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Wet Nose often visit schools to educate the children, who in turn often educate their parents. We recently opened our very own Education Centre for groups of up to 250 children or students at a time. These groups are given a presentation about responsible pet ownership, and thereafter can spend time with the animals or have a picnic. This makes for a fun and very informative day for both children and teachers.
Corporate / Social Development
Many companies get involved with charity organizations as part of their social responsibility projects. If you work for a company who has this kind of program, suggest doing something with Wet Nose – either through volunteering (this includes walking and playing with the animals, painting kennels/cages/stables and so on), fundraising events or donations.
Often companies bring groups of employees to Wet Nose for their team building exercises. Employees can walk dogs, fix kennels, paint or help with whatever we may need done at the time. You can even have a picnic under the trees and do something for a good cause whilst building team spirit.
Support our clinic and veterinary shop
Our clinic doesn’t only treat our rescue babies, but your pets as well (at an affordable price)! By using our highly qualified and experienced veterinary staff to treat your animal, you’ll be supporting our rescue centre. We’re able to diagnose, operate and treat most problems your pet may encounter and should your pet need specialist care, we will refer you to the right place.
SUPPORT OUR PET SHOP
One of the ways that Wet Nose generates a bit of income is through our well-stocked Pet Shop. We sell leads and collars, beds, food and toys – basically anything your dog or cat may need. You’ll not only get the best prices in our Pet Shop but you’ll also be supporting a homeless animal in the process – and if you don’t have a pet, you can still support us by buying one of our Wet Nose t-shirts!
BIRTHDAYS AND OTHER CELEBRATIONS
From time to time, people graciously request donations in aid of Wet Nose instead of gifts for their birthday (or similar celebratory party or event) from their guests.
If you choose to do this it’s also a great opportunity to tell people about Wet Nose. You can even invite them to Wet Nose for your party and have a picnic or a braai – spending the day walking dogs and supporting homeless animals instead of having an expensive party.
If you let us know of your plans in advance, we can accommodate you with tables, chairs, gazebo’s, braai’s, a jumping castle or even a marquis tent depending on the number of visitors.
Let’s have a great day together!
Since we don’t put animals down, some of our animals stay at Wet Nose for some time before they find a home. Although they get to play in exercise runs and get taken for walks by our staff, they’re always happy to see the volunteers who walk them, play with them, groom them and provide extra tender loving care.
You’re most welcome to become a Wet Nose volunteer: you’ll be required to complete a form and you’ll be shown the ropes. After that, you can come and spend time at Wet Nose whenever you like (when we’re open).
Children under 16 will have to be accompanied by an adult, as we do not want to lose an animal or have injuries.
So, come along and try it – you’ll love it and so will the animals.
Should you be planning a visit to Wet Nose, please take a look at our wish list and if you are able to donate any of the wish list items, our animals will be ever so grateful.
- Dry Adult Dog and Cat Food – any brand
- Dog and Cat Blankets
- Cat Sand
- Erogrostis or Teff Bales
- Red Top Fly Traps and bait
- Washing Powder
- Black Refuse bags
- Hosepipes and Connectors
- Rakes and Spades
Report abuse or neglect
If you know of any animal abuse or neglect, please report it to us so that we can help the animal as soon as possible. Your name will not be provided to the person in question, however WE need all your details to follow up on any cases of cruelty. Your report will go directly to our inspector, who will handle the case.