Dougal rises to the challenge

Posted on 2018-01-05 07:12:34

image

Imagine putting on a furry dog suit on one of Durban’s notoriously warm mornings ... and then running five kilometres along a rough, single-track path and across a floating bridge without being able to see where you’re putting your feet!

Durban runner and triathlete, Dale Johnson, does this every year when he assumes the identity of our mascot, Dougal, to raise funds for the SPCA. He runs with a group of members who all belong to the “I wear red socks on Friday” movement. Members are dedicated to making a difference, being inspired and inspiring others, staying positive and remembering friends.

Because he travels so much, Dale doesn’t have any pets of his own, but he loves animals and is a big fan of the SPCA, which he says, “does a fantastic job, often in difficult circumstances”.

Along with thanking Dale for his wonderful efforts, we also thank everyone who sponsored him this year, collectively raising just under R21 000 towards the care of lost, abandoned and ill treated animals that find sanctuary at the SPCA. Thank you!



Animal Angle

Read the latest issue of our official Durban & Coast SPCA magazine online

Shirley's Blog

Shirley Bell, editor of Animal Angle, writes specially for us about animal issues

Subscribe to our newsletter







Recent Posts

  • Pilates for pets

    Join us for a pilates class this World Animal Day    Posted 2019-09-16 09:22:42

  • Calendar Competition is back!

    Our annual search for the best pictures to fill our SPCA calendar is on again now   Posted 2019-09-13 08:31:31

  • Smiles for you

    Thanks to support from generous animal lovers like you, our SPCA has some heartwarming rescue stories to share.   Posted 2019-09-12 09:15:36

  • How (and why) to adopt from the SPCA

    If you’re looking for a new pet, please consider adopting from our SPCA.   Posted 2019-09-12 09:11:26

  • Shy Lily blossoms

    Lily was living rough on the streets, too scared to trust a human, until Inspector Ramsamy’s patience won her over.   Posted 2019-09-12 09:08:12

Amanzimtoti: 031 904 2424/5

Dolphin Coast (Ballito): 083 659 5482/082 374 9905

Dundee & District: 034 212 2851

Empangeni: 034 792 9129/078 306 1439 (Emergencies)

Eshowe: 035 474 4169

Estcourt: 36 352 1476/083 555 9758 (Emergencies)

Greytown: 033 413 1181/033 413 1522

Howick: 033 330 4557/033 330 2672

Kloof & Highway: 031 764 1212

SPCA Inspector

Kokstad: 082 771 7229

Lower South Coast: 039 312 0962

Mooi River & District: 033 263 1526

Newcastle: 034 318 2346

Phoenix (Avonford Crescent) : 031 500 6452

Pietermaritzburg: 033 386 9267/8/9

Richards Bay: 035 753 2086

Sani: 033 702 1884