A large number of pets have been trapped in snares around Hartbeespoort recently and Harties Feral Cat Rescue is now requesting animal lovers in the area to assist them in establishing a snare removal project.

A cat caught in a snare recently.

The idea is to organise regular snare removal days in and around Hartbeespoort.

“In light of recent events, we have decided to organise the first snare removal day in Hartbeespoort. This comes after a dog had to be rescued after being caught in a snare on the mountain. We regularly receive calls from residents about cats and other animals caught in snares in veld areas,” says Joanne Kontaxopoulos.

“There are two key focus points, namely to get the community involvement in the aid of snare removal that endangers not only the natural wildlife and ecosystem, but also, our pets. It is therefore in everybody’s best interest to assist in removing these snares, and any other items that should not be in the natural environment. It is time that we as a community show that we are actively busy in and around the town. This is one of the best deterrents to the unwanted elements that are responsible. A constant mass activity by the residents will hopefully deter them.” Joanne suggests that the snare removal day be held on a Saturday so that more residents are able to join in. “We urge residents to join us and spread the word to get as many animal and nature lovers as possible involved.”
If you would like to assist, join the WhatsApp group on this contact 072 681 5556.

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