NSPCA: No more Lotto funds to care for animals

NSPCA: No more Lotto funds to care for animals

The National Lotteries Commission is set to meet the animal welfare organisation, NSPCA, after the decision to withdraw Lotto funds.

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NSPCA describes this as a "detrimental loss to animals".

According to the NSPCA's Meg Wilson, the National Lotteries Commission has agreed on a meeting, following the decision taken on Thursday.

"In light of all the exposure that this matter received, we have received a letter from the National Lotteries Commission requesting a meeting to discuss this matter."

It's unclear at this stage whether the meeting will restore funding as "the meeting will focus on the concerns of the NSPCA around the funding."

For the first time since its launch 62 years ago, the non-profit organisation now faces the possibility of reducing its free services in caring for the welfare of animals.

Wilson says a plead has gone out to the public for support, while at the same time they realise most South Africans are already cash-strapped.

Wilson adds they were told the National Lotteries Commission reportedly cut the funding "to focus on the upliftment of society". 

The Commission could not be reached for comment. 

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