“#94 done, 6 to go. Another beautiful day. Lovely swimming with my bud, Frank Smuts on his 15th crossing. It costs the Cape of Good Hope SPCA R450 to assist one animal! Please click on “donate now” to contribute as we need to help as many as possible.” – Howard Warrington
“You were made for the place where your real passion meets compassion because there lies your real purpose” – Ann Voskamp
It’s not only marine life who are negatively impacted by the irresponsible disposal of waste!
Our Wildlife Department received a call to assist a Hadeda Ibis whose legs were so entangled in string that he was unable to walk. It was a particularly difficult rescue because while the Hadeda couldn’t walk – he could still fly!
If only wild animals could understand that attempts by SPCA staff to catch them is only in order to help them! Our team struggled for four days before finally returning back to base with Hadeda in hand.
His legs were severely entangled and the string was wound so tightly that it had caused strangulating wounds around his foot and between his toes.
After carefully untangling the string, the application of some topical ointment and the green-light by our resident veterinarian, the Hadeda was released back into the environment he had originally been taken from.
In fact the compassionate complainant was happy for him to be released on her property so that she could keep an eye on him.
Imagine our team hadn’t been there to assist this Hadeda? It’s too terrible to comprehend. Please support Howard’s Swim4Survival to keep our wildlife team in the field – And please remember that we share our planet with wild animals and owe it to them to keep their habitat clean and safe. Recycle your plastic waste!