Ensure Ekurhuleni Metro continues to fund SPCA pound activities

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Ensure Ekurhuleni Metro continues to fund SPCA pound activities

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Ekurhuleni Regional Council of SPCA’s started this petition to Mzwandile Masina (Mayor of Ekurhuleni)

DISASTER - No more SPCA's in The City of Ekurhuleni?

The council has decided to put animal welfare at risk within the Metro by announcing it will be putting out to tender, the outsourcing of the Municipal Animal Pound Activities. It is a legal requirement that municipalities operate adequate Municipal Pounds for stray or abandoned Animals with minimum standards. Currently, it makes sense that the SPCA, an organisation authorised by law to deal with animal cruelty also carries out the duties of running the state pound. However, with a profit motive in place the responsibility of our animal welfare could end up in the hands of those that have no experience, manpower or facilities to undertake such a task.

Should the tender be awarded to some other individual or organisation, who will ensure the welfare of these animals and who will ensure the tender winner even cares about animals?

SPCA's who currently occupy municipal land are likely to be thrown off the properties that they have invested money in building kennels and clinics meaning that cruelty complaints may not be attended to in a timely manner and over 100 people could lose their jobs. Lets stop the commercialisation of animal welfare!

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