(L to R) Deco with Kelsey (dog), Neville with Maggie (dog), Unathi and a pup, Steven with Sonny (dog).

 

Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, Nelson Mandela Bay’s original coffee roastery has donated over R17 000.00 to Animal Welfare Society Port Elizabeth (AWS PE) to bolster their vital transportation fund.

 

The donation is credited to the support received from coffee lovers across Nelson Mandela Bay and beyond who purchase hessian bags from the coffee roastery, who recently moved to their new home at 92 Main Road, Walmer. Green coffee beans are transported in these hessian bags from coffee growing countries around the world and can be reused for various purposes due to their sturdy nature.

 

This donation will cover AWS PE’s entire transport costs for one month, keeping them mobile and able to best serve our animals in need. Reliable transportation is required to carry out premises checks at adoptive homes and to facilitate the mobile clinic operating in Walmer Township. AWS PE is also required to transport stray animals collected from veterinary practices and members of the public and provide animal crematorium services to veterinary practices and the general public.

 

“The donation is much needed and will help us in our goals immensely”, stated AWS PE Manager Hannes Stander. Preparation is currently underway for their annual Shelter Sleepover fundraising event happening on the 13th April 2019. Funds raised are to be used for the purchase of a new or gently used vehicle.

 

“We’re always happy to assist AWS PE”, said Ryler Masterton, “and are positive that the donation will help them continue their selfless and much needed work in our community.”