On Saturday, 19 September 2015, Montego Pet Nutrition proudly revealed their brand new housing facility, Montego Town, at Dogtown SA’s new property in Hartbeespoort. Guests were treated to an exclusive tour of the property and invited to help plant some soothing lavender on the outskirts of Montego Town.
Montego Pet Nutrition is pleased to unveil their brand new housing facility at Dogtown SA’s new property near Hartbeespoort. With the sponsorship of a new R160 000 ‘octagon’, Dogtown SA’s furry residents can now enjoy country living at its best.
Dogtown SA Founder Tracy McQuarrie and her team of volunteers have set up the new facility from scratch, building a network of ‘octagons’, on their brand-new, custom-built 50-acre home for misunderstood dogs. The new Montego Pet Nutrition octagon will form an important part of a network at the new facility, and will house pooches which are being rehabilitated after tough starts to life, in the hope of rehousing them with loving families.
Octagon Style Enclosures
Each ‘octagon’ comprises of 8 separate enclosures, each fitted with a beautiful wooden kennel house. Special care has also been taken to leave at least one indigenous tree within each unit. The ‘octagons’ are secured by fencing to allow the pets to live in a safe environment whilst still enjoying the beauty of their surroundings.
7 Years of Support
Montego Pet Nutrition Marketing Manager Wilfred Cawood says the brand is delighted to be able to continue their support of the worthy Dogtown SA cause. “We’ve been supporting Tracy and her team’s work for seven years now, and we’ve seen the difference that they make in the lives of these misunderstood dogs,” he says. “Many of them would have led a life of suffering or even been put down if it wasn’t for Dogtown SA, and through changing the lives of thousands of dogs, they’ve made a difference to the lives of thousands of people too.”
Eventually, the new Dogtown SA facility will be home to a number of walking trails that will give the caregivers the opportunity to really exercise their charges – as well as providing a safe facility for visiting dogs and their owners to get out into nature. “Space is really important for our dogs,” says McQuarrie. “When they’re spread out in their new octagons or on the walking trails around the property, there’s less chance of them upsetting each other – we want to keep them, happy, calm and maybe even a bit tired!”.
“Montego Pet Nutrition have supported us since the start and we’re eternally grateful to them,” says Tracy. “We only feed our dogs Montego – quality food plays a massive role in modifying their behaviour and we don’t skimp on this”.
More about Dogtown SA:
To be able to complete the facility, McQuarrie and her team need help – and there are a variety of ways to assist, which are accessible via the Barking Mad (www.barkingmad.co.za) website. There are many ways to get involved:
- Sponsor A Pet
- Click To Feed
- Adopt A Pet
- Rehome A Pet
- Sign up to train as a volunteer
'Networking' Website Facility for South Africa
The website itself is a networking facility which helps the public and shelters to responsibly rehome the animals in their care, across South Africa. Amongst a host of other canine-focused features, the site provides a central point for shelters and the public to find homes for abandoned pets and reunite lost & found pets with their families.
Corporate Sponsorship Requests
Cawood has urged other companies to follow Montego Pet Nutrition’s lead in stepping up to help Dogtown SA make the most of the amazing opportunity that the new property brings. “Even if sponsoring an octagon of their own isn’t feasible, work with your partners to share the costs, or even donate to the feeding scheme, which helps keep the dogs in the best possible shape”.
Visit www.barkingmad.co.za to find out how you can get involved and help the Dogtown SA team rehabilitate and rehome their amazing dogs.