Celebrate World Animal Day at first Soweto Dog Show


Mars Petcare, known for brands such as Pedigree® & Whiskas® along with its sister company, Royal Canin, have partnered with the Soweto Animal Rescue and Advisory Centre (SARAC), Takealot.com and Paws Petshop in Soweto to host an outreach programme in celebration of World Animal Day on 4 October.

Pet lovers in Soweto are invited to attend this community outreach programme planned to take place on 7 October 2017 at Mofolo Park, Soweto. The goal of the Soweto Dog Show is to engage with pet owners and talk about nutrition and how to care for your pet. Vets will be on site at the event to perform free health screenings, vaccinations and dog dipping for all dogs at the event. Mars and Royal Canin hope to vaccinate at least 200 dogs through the course of the day. Pet owners can expect a fun filled day, including a SAPS police dog unit demonstration, a dog breed show and lots more.

In addition to the Soweto Dog Show, Mars has partnered with Takealot.com to donate 10 000 bags of Pedigree® or Whiskas® pet food to the value of R2 million, between 25 September and 7 October 2017. For every bag of food sold on the Takealot.com platform, Mars will donate the same value and all proceeds will go to SARAC.

Royal Canin Marketing Manager, Tarryn Day adds, “Soweto pet owners will be happy to know that the first petshop in Soweto has just opened. We are thrilled to have helped in establishing Paws Petshop in Mofolo in conjunction with our sister company.  This is a first for Sowetan residents and one that we hope will grow further to ensure that cats and dogs receive the right nutrition and pet owners have a choice of foods to suit their pet’s age, breed and lifestyle.”

The Soweto Dog Show will take play on Saturday, 7 October at Mofolo Park in Soweto, starting at 10am.

Adults will be charged a R10 entrance fee; kids are free. All proceeds will be donated to SARAC. –Press release