November 2020 issue
Would I be a horrible person if I said that I’m so thankful that this year is drawing to a close? I feel like people would understand. That said, I can’t help but count my blessings for all the lessons learnt this year. One of the most profound, probably being, that no matter how hard things seem, there is always a way to get through. I am astounded at the resilience of the welfare organisations that managed to not only keep their doors open but also home so many pets during lock down. With funding being at an all-time low, they somehow still managed to feed and rescue animals in need. We can only say thank you to those who still assist these organisations with donations and volunteering. You are heroes in every sense of the word.
From my side, I’m also very grateful to our team for staying on top of things even though we weren’t able to get together in person. Our writers are amazing, they never complain about deadlines and always provide us with such interesting articles, and between Gerhard, Emma and Sharnelle they managed to keep me sane and find ways to get photoshoots, layouts, and distribution done. A lot of the time, this means late nights and working on weekends. I really am blessed to have all of them in my life.
So, on that note. This issue features a lady by the name of Megan, with her two French Bulldogs, Sushi and Panda. They are the ambassadors for the Sushi and Panda Foundation. An organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of township animals. Even though the organization was primarily started as a sterilization project, they have managed to create a network of connections that assist with rehoming, feeding schemes, and general hospital services as well. They currently have a permanent clinic set up in Touwsriver and will be looking into assisting other communities in the future, as well. These are stories I live for. The stories of people starting something, not because it’s easy or because they have all the answers, but starting an initiative because they have the courage to dream. Check out page eight to find out more.
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Until next time!
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