Pets can now choose their own preferred food brand with the novel tasting station at the new SPCA Vet Shop in Plumstead. The store officially opens with a bang on the 28th of October with plenty of opening specials, free gifts galore and discount vouchers but hurry – specials are only available while stocks last.
“Pets are welcome in the store, in fact bringing them along is encouraged” explains SPCA Retail Manager Dilshaad Dalvie.
“We love meeting them and we offer an exclusive “Choose Your Chews” taste testing station to enable pets with a discerning palate to let you know which food they prefer. When, if ever have pets had a say in which of our veterinary-approved foods they want to eat? We think it’s time they were given a choice!”.
“It’s also the only Vet Shop in Cape Town where the love you have for your pets extends to abused and vulnerable animals in distress,” says Dilshaad “this is because every cent earned as a profit is directed towards the fight against animal cruelty and the safe housing and care of its victims”.
Now we’re going for gold!
With cash-strapped donors feeling the pinch arising from the current economic climate and with the SPCA feeling the pressure of an increase in the demand for our services, we will be working harder than ever before to ensure our sustainability via our commercial activities with the opening of a new and improved Vet Shop. The store located on the Corner of Timour Hall and Gabriel Road in Plumstead will continue to offer all the familiar favourites that our dedicated customers have come to enjoy but additional space means we can introduce a bigger range, giving our customers a larger selection to choose from. The store also now features a vintage thrift shop where you are sure to find some wonderful goods and trinkets and a vaccination clinic where you can take your pet for their annual health check and vaccinations. A coffee shop and a dry pet grooming bar will soon be added to our service offering.
“The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has been around for 149 years”, says CEO Moyo Ndukwana. “There is no end in sight for the fight against animal cruelty and for that reason, we need to ensure that this SPCA can be around for as long as it takes to win the fight.”
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has been driving our sustainability by generating a portion of our funds commercially since 2010 when we opened our first Vet Shop supplying a range of veterinary-approved foods, treatments, toys, and treats from a store in Plumstead. We’ve come a long way since then, thanks to the support of our customers who know that when they shop at SPCA Vet Shops they further the cause of animal welfare and become partners in our fight against animal cruelty.