Food, family and furry friends – SPCA Randburg enjoys 40th birthday

Senior inspector Debbie Kegel watches over the Randburg SPCA goodies stall.

It was no ordinary day as hundreds of people flocked to the Randburg SPCA reception area covered in colourful ribbons, gold balloons and happy faces ready to celebrate their 40th birthday.

November, this year, marks 40 extraordinary years that the staff and team have been serving the community and their animals.

As a way of sharing in the festivities on 11 November, community members, friends, family and organisations were invited to have some fun while eating some delicious boereworw rolls from CLE Properties, gluten-free doughnuts from Wendy Kilroe, having their faces painted, and meeting some incredibly cute animals available for adoption.

Florah Seema, Betty Lephoto and Lebo Monyai help run the raffle stall.

HOT91.9FM broadcast from the event with DJ Mark Pilgram entertaining the crowd with awesome old-school music. Other organisations that have been long supporters of Randburg SPCA such as CLE Propertes, Million Hairs Club, Londoloza Protection Group and all helped make the day even more special.

HOT91.9FM’s Mark Pilgram hosts the show live from Randburg SPCA.

 

Shameel Mahadew, Cody and Sanisha Maharay celebrate the adoption of their puppy.

Lorna Sheldon made sure the doggies had their own special treats with Animal Allies partnering with SPCA Randburg to sell branded products.

General manager Craig Rudman said, “I am so grateful to all the organisations and companies that have helped support us over so many years. It is not easy running a place like this and it costs a lot of money, without the community’s support, we would not have been able to do so much in 40 years.”

Rudman sent a special thank you to his staff and committee for tirelessly dedicating themselves to the cause.

 

Isabella Jansen van Vuuren and committee member Kaylie Henderson have fun with some gluten-free doughnuts.

 

Children are delighted to have their faces painted at Randburg SPCA celebrations.

 

Raffle tickets sold help raise money for Randburg SPCA.

 

Randburg SPCA staff Lesley Smit and Bradley Hughes dressed-up in the cutest animal costumes to keep the children entertained.

 

For each virtual adoption of an animal each person also receives a lovely stuffed teddy to take home.

 

Families come to celebrate the day with lots of animal food.

 

The next celebration booked for their 40th birthday will be an awesome day out at Cabanga in Randburg on 25 November.

The day runs from 10am to 4pm and there will be food stalls, live music, craft beer and cocktails.

Randburg SPCA will have a stall where you can meet staff, buy fabulous Christmas presents and win prizes. Tickets cost R55 per person and may be bought online.

 

Each teddy goes home with an extra special 40-year tag.

 

Randburg SPCA turns 40 this month.

 

Malakai and Ella Steenkamp love their yummy 40th celebration cupcakes.

 

ALSO READ: Randburg SPCA needs your help

 

  AUTHOR
Ashtyn Mackenzie
Journalist

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