This is how the 9th Day was affected by the storm

The aftermath of the storm at the 9th Day Animal Shelter. Photo: Submitted.

Yesterday morning the 9th Day Animal Shelter – a rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing centre – put a post on their Facebook page thanking the community for their support in the form of Whatsapp and Inbox messages and phone calls.

“Many local residents were concerned that something might have happened to the dogs or that the kennels might have been destroyed by the tornado.

We are relieved to say that thankfully we didn’t have major damage to our kennels,” Charmaine Booysens, owner of the shelter explained.

However, she did mention that the dogs proved to be a bit stressed this morning due to yesterday’s howling winds and the massive ‘rocks’ that fell from the skies.

Read more: Near death experience as tornado passes

“Unfortunately we no longer have a single dry blanket for our babies and we just used the last bag of food we had left. We need at least 80 blankets to make sure our babies are warm for tonight. We would really appreciate any blankets and dry dog food, please,” she pleaded.

The donations can be dropped off at their kennels in 29 Engelbrecht street, Krugersdorp West or alternatively delivered to Roodekruin Vet, Roodekrans CPF OPS Room (Wilde Amandel street) or CatBox Hyper Krugersdorp. If you can help in any way, feel free to contact Charmaine on 082 924 9337.

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Alanicka Lotriet

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