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ATKV Woordveertjie Award / ATKV-Woordveertjie vir leesbevordering

This year Pets as Therapy’s Lees-Ukufunda-Read Programme was honoured with an ATKV Woordveertjie Award, which came with a R10,000 prize. / Die Lees – Ukufunda – Read program van Pets as Therapy het onlangs die ATKV-Woordveertjie en ‘n prysgeld van R10 000 vir leesbevordering in Afrikaans ontvang.

This was awarded to PAT for promoting Afrikaans literacy in schools in the Western Cape. A very special thanks to Marieanna le Roux who is the driving force behind this programme. / Pets as Therapy het die toekenning vir leesbevordering van Afrikaans in Wes-Kaapse skole ontvang. ‘n Spesiale dankie aan Marieanna le Roux wat die dryfveer agter die program is.

For further information on the Lees-Ukufunda-Read programme please explore the website or contact Dr Marieanna le Roux on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Vir meer inligting oor die Lees – Ukufunda – Read program besoek gerus ons webtuiste of kontak dr Marieanna le Roux by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marieanna le Roux accepts her award

(Photos (clockwise) Nici Reed, Marieanna le Roux and Joana du Toit; Marieanna accepting her award; Nici Reed and Marieanna le Roux; the Veertjie trophy)



** Update - Lou-May completed the Botterkloof and raised R3800 for PAT **

Lou-May Immelman will be walking the Botterkloof Enduro this year, a distance of 120km, to raise funds (and awareness) for Pets as Therapy (PAT). The slack-packing hike starts on the 18th of August in Calvinia, via the Botterkloof and Pakhuis Passes and ends on the 23rd of August in Clanwilliam.

Donations – large, small or consider value per km – may be deposited directly into PAT’s bank account, with your name and “Botter” as reference. The details are as follows:

Name:                 Pets as Therapy
Bank:                  ABSA
Branch code:      632005
Account:             4060 497 683

(Donations are tax deductible – please request a S18A receipt)

For further information on the Botterkloof Enduro visit www.tankwacamino.com


Animal Assisted Therapy Conference: 27 & 28 September 2018

Jelly Beanz Inc in partnership with Equinox Trust and Pets as Therapy will be hosting a not-to-be-missed Animal Assisted Therapy Conference on 27 & 28 September 2018 at the Durbanville Conference Centre, Cape Town.

The cost of the conference is R2350.00 and CPD has been applied for.

Three PAT Committee Members will be presenting at the conference, Dr Marieanna le Roux, Dr Leigh Tucker and Dr Magdie van Heerden

The full programme is now available for the above conference here.

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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