While the South Peninsula fires are still raging, stories are emerging of heroic firefighters and members of the public who are also trying to save wildlife in the affected areas. A group of concerned citizens are meeting today to go and place water for dehydrated animals. (See details below).
Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape says the fires have had a huge impact on wildlife in the area.
“At the moment it is still impossible to quantify the extent of the impact as the fires are still ongoing.” Bredell urges anyone coming across injured animals to call the Cape of Good Hope SPCA at 021 700 4159/8.
Noordhoek wildlife rescue effort 4 March:
Noordhoek Control Centre opposite Farm Villiage at 5pm. Wear sturdy shoes and bring some water – for yourself as well as +/- four litres for wildlife.
Picture: Gale McAll Photography