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The Lacey Project

The Lacey Project

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This is the story about Lacey, a brown cross breed dog, who inspired the Lacey Project.

Earlier this year Lacey was brought into the Craighall Veterinary Hospital as a stray, she was petrified, neglected and had numerous medical issues. She was kept and treated at the Craighall Veterinary Hospital until the SPCA could collect her. Within a few days her big heart and gentle, goofy personality started to shine through and was so grateful for any attention given to her. There was something special about Lacey and everyone immediately fell in love with her! 

To everyone’s dismay, her owner never came forward to look for her, which is the case with most animals going missing.

Lacey was collected by the SPCA because it is a legal requirement in terms of the By-Laws of the City of Johannesburg for all stray animals to be taken to the animal pound.

Sadly, Lacey developed Kennel Cough during the pound period at the SPCA and had to be euthanised. While Kennel Cough is a minor and very easily treatable disease, it is a disaster in kennels with hundreds of dogs. Kennel Cough is highly contagious and spreads like wild fire.

It will be highly irresponsible of the SPCA to keep an animal with a contagious disease amongst others healthy animals. The sad reality is that without quarantine facilities the only other alternative is euthanasia to avoid spreading the contagious diseases.

The only way to prevent this from happening in the future is to raise money to build a separate quarantine kennel facility at the Sandton SPCA where animals with contagious diseases can be kept and treated during their pound period and while they recover.

Unfortunately, we live in a country where government funding cannot be relied upon, animals are not a priority and concerned citizens need to take matters into their own hands to save the lives of our animals.

PLEASE HELP the Sandton SPCA to raise the much-needed funds by supporting the #LaceyProject. You can buy a brick or make a donation to this worthy cause!

If you would like to make a donation, please click on the 'donate' button next to the barometer.

Donations

  • Apr 23, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the great work! " - Bronwen

  • Apr 23, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck with the fundraising! Astra" - Astra

  • Apr 23, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best for this very worthwhile project " - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "For all the Lacey's out there. From two rescues who were fortunate to find their forever homes" - Hannah and Nina

  • Apr 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks to SPCA for loving and caring for those needed animals. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "A good cause" - Anonymous

  • Apr 18, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "May Laceys death not be in vain" - Jennifer Pillay

  • Apr 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "In memory of Lacey" - Rui Jorge

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "love to a previous being " - Tal Reouveni

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "To Lacey. Your special journey has begun once you cross over the rainbow into a happier place." - Cecilia Jorge

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Wishing you every success with this project! " - Debbie

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Great job" - DE

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Thank you for all the work you guys do for our animals!" - Leigh Broad

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "My dogs name is Lacey and therefore from one Lacey to another in loving memory! " - Lacey

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 215.92
  • "In memory of Lacey" - Adrienne Gross

  • Apr 16, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Thank you for all that you do for our furry friends x" - I love Dogs

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Great initiative" - Simon

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "In Lacey's memory" - Nadine

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for helping animals" - Laurenne

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "In memory of Lacey " - Anonymous

  • Apr 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "In memory of all the furry family who have made my life richer." - Carol Beaton

  • Apr 14, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "In memory of Max, who stole my heart xxx" - Belinda Phillips

  • Apr 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "With love from Maddie who was adopted from Sandton SPCA" - Janine

  • Apr 14, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "RIP beautiful Lacey. We cannot allow this to happen. So sad!" - Sue

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "So worthwhile" - Dorothy Wheeler

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "From Jonah and Lolita to their Alma Mater" - Dave Ravenscroft

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Paying it forward - please join me" - Erika

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Please help with anything " - Anonymous

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Will help as I can" - Samantha Nortje

  • Apr 13, 2018 - USD $ 17.45
  • "I hope we've learnt a lesson from Lacey's avoidable death :( " - SebKnut

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "For Lacey and all the others " - Sorelle Gross

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "my beautiful Lexi came to us via Sandton SPCA and I am eternally grateful" - Bonita Behr

  • Apr 13, 2018 - USD $ 16.59
  • "For you Lacey!!! RIP" - Martin redpath

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "To man's best friend." - Nita Hazell

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "In memory of Lacey" - Jackie Payne

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Please all donate towards this worthy initiative." - Erena Karsas

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "A very important initiative!! All the best for the achievement!!" - Joern

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "lets DO this" - Diesel & Co

  • Apr 13, 2018 - USD $ 17.45
  • "Thank you for starting this project" - Mandy Burgess

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wish I could do more, hope you raise the needed funds fast!" - Samantha Perry

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Love the work that you do at the SPCA" - Faure

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Every drop helps........ hope you reach your target soon!" - Rika Bowman

  • Apr 13, 2018 - USD $ 8.73
  • "Keep up the good work! God bless" - Asbury

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "with lots of love and support " - Kayleigh

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 16 355.68

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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