Fun in the Sun for SPCA

1000 Paws Biscuit with Tannit Hancock - Best Adopted Dog ed130 july

Tannit Hancock and Biscuit. Photographer: Carla Hardman

The sun shone brightly as hundreds of loyal SPCA supporters and their gorgeous pooches joined the annual Weekend Witness 1000 Paws Walk on Sunday the 30th June. The day began with everyone taking either a leisurely 2km stroll around the sports fields of Hilton College or a brisk 4km walk through the plantations, resulting in pink cheeks from the two legged folk and happy, panting pooches – all delighted to enjoy the perfect day out in the country.

In the events arena, there was plenty of entertainment to keep the spectators enthralled. The doggie demos from Funda Nenja, Bruntville and the SAAF were phenomenal. The Paws Challenge brought proud dog owners and their dogs together as they tackled the obstacles on the course. The winning duo was Jimmy Mallett and Jemma.

The arena also accommodated the event that we hold very dear to our hearts, the SPCA Dog of the Year competition whereby all dogs that are adopted from SPCA are proudly shown off by their owners. The competition was stiff as each and every pooch had their own endearing qualities that made them all rather special. Biscuit Hancock was pleased as punch to be announced the winner of the competition. Equally happy were Biscuit’s family, Dale, Tiffany, Tannit and Callum Hancock. Second place went to Liz Bull and Lucy Lieu and 3rd place was clinched by Bianca Horne and Lucy, all deserving winners without a doubt!

The sponsorships we received (cash donations and prizes) were absolutely amazing, ranging from lovely pamper goodies, luxury hampers, spa treatments, dinner vouchers, bed and breakfast vouchers, hair styling vouchers, doggie duvets, flea treatment vouchers, canopy tour vouchers and much more! We remain eternally grateful to our donors who gave so generously and supported our cause with such gusto.

Thank you every single SPCA supporter who shared the day with us. The PMB SPCA, uMngeni SPCA and the Mooi River SPCA remain indebted to you all and thank you all for being the fierce animal warriors you are.


A dog’s eye view of 1000 paws. Pic: Carla Hardman


A Funda Nenja pair do their thing! Pic: Carla Hardman