Woensdag 7 Maart 2012
Leslie Krowie from Kuils River, with Snooty at last year’s WoefieWandel.
Pooches on parade JESSICA BOTES
The popular SPCA Woefie-Wandel will take place at Nitída Cellars in the Durbanville Wine Valley on Sunday, 18 March 2012 at 09:00. Walkers can choose either the familyfriendly 2km meander through low-lying vineyards or the longer 4km route with breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Robben Island. Afterwards, walkers and their dogs can relax and enjoy a picnic under umbrellas on the banks of the estate’s dam. “We are committed to discovering new ways to help pets lead healthier, happier and longer lives; this extends beyond just what we feed our animals and reaches into the realm of how we interact with them and spend quality time with them. The WoefieWandel is a great way to do this while also helping the SPCA protect and care for lessfortunate animals,” says Audrey Birkenstock from sponsor Purina. Being an off-road country walk, the SPCA encourages all entrants to wear proper walking shoes suitable for walking on dirt roads. “We also want to caution owners of shortnose breeds (i.e. bulldogs and pugs) and those with older dogs with joint problems, to consult their veterinarian before committing to taking part in the walk. Puppies under four months are not permitted to take part and owners of large breed dogs 18 months or younger, should consider walking a shorter distance, as extended walking can put undue pressure on delicate skeletal structures and muscles and can impact their growth plates and affect joint development”, says Juan August, SPCA events co-ordinator. Water points will be available along the routes. Entry forms are available at selected Pick n Pay stores in the northern suburbs and local veterinarians. Entrants who pre-register by email, fax, post or online at www.spca-ct.co.za will qualify for a discounted entry fee of R35 per person and R25 per dog and no cost for children in prams. Registration on the day of the event will open at 07:00 at a cost of R40 per person and R30 per dog. Visit www.spca-ct.co.za or dial 021 700 4141/80.
Kirsty Cooper from Kuils River, with her best friend Brutus at last year’s WoefieWandel.
TygerBurger Kuilsrivier Bladsy 11
Tygerburger Kuilsrivier 7 Maart 2012