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01 December 2017

Rustenburg – The Rustenburg SPCA used to have ‘receiving’-kennels, constructed to make it easier for the public to drop off unwanted animals in a safe, humane manner.

This concept has worked well, until the SPCA started experiencing break-ins where food would be stolen. The receiving kennels has also been vandalised and animals stolen from the kennels on a regular basis. This has become a major headache for the staff at the SPCA. 

With a soft heart for animals, Andre and Melony Liebenberg from Schnell Networks came to the aid of the SPCA. A closed circuit television (CCTV) was donated to the SPCA; Schnell Networks provided the installation and equipment, free of charge, to get the cameras rolling on Friday, 17 November.

“When we heard about the SPCA’s dilemma, we knew we could lend a hand. We installed cameras in an effort to put an end to this problem,” Andre said in an interview with the Platinum Weekly newspaper. 

Says Louise Du Piesanie, manager at Rustenburg’s SPCA: “We would like to thank both Andre and Melony, as well as Schnell Networks, for their most valued contribution. I’m sure it will go a long way to alleviate this challenge.”

From left: Andre Liebenberg and Melony Liebenberg, both from Schnell Networks; and Louise du Piesanie, manager at Rustenburg’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).


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