Charity

Animal Rescue Organisation needs your help after devastating fire

ARO fire

The Animal Rescue Organisation, which was established to address the suffering of animals in informal settlements around Cape Town, is appealing for help after a devastating fire damaged its offices. The fire, which was caused by a defective light fitting in the ceiling of the administrative wing, destroyed valuable office furniture, computer equipment and educational literature, causing thousands of rands worth of damage. Water and smoke damage caused even more losses. The Fire Department arrived soon after tenants on the property smelt smoke on 16 April, and the blaze was extinguished shortly afterwards, but not before the fire had caused the damage. Fortunately, they prevented it from spreading further and engulfing the