Giving back and making a difference

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Giving back to communities is something that has always been close to Rogz’ heart. Through Rogz Academy, Rogz is able to give back to under-resourced communities through education, youth development and nutrition. 

Being a pet brand, the welfare of pets and animals is also important. Rogz gives back to animal welfare organisations through various donations. 

Learn more about some of the organisations and causes that Rogz has donated to.

Vet Books for Africa 

Vet Books for Africa is a student-run organisation that distributes textbooks, journals and veterinary supplies to rural communities and schools across Africa. Vet Books for Africa received Rogz pet as part of the Rogz Turns 27 internal staff LinkedIn competition. Rogz employee Louise Gradwell won this competition and nominated Vet Books for Africa to receive this prize. 

The team from Vet Books for Africa spent nine days in July travelling through Zimbabwe and Zambia. They donated Rogz gear to Twala Trust, a non-profit animal shelter situated outside of Harare.   

To learn more about the work that Vet Books for Africa does or to make donations, visit https://www.vetbooksforafrica.org/ 

The Vet Books for Africa team with the donation made to Twala Trust

Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) Cape Town

Animal Anti-Cruelty League provides shelter for abandoned animals, prosecutes animal cruelty cases, runs welfare hospitals for lower income groups, visits underprivileged areas with fully equipped mobile clinics and educates communities about the challenges of animal welfare.

The Cape Town branch of the AACL received Rogz pet gear as part of the Rogz Turns 27 social media competition. Marise van Der Merwe and Dex the Yorkie won this competition and nominated AACL to receive this prize. The gear was used as part of a raffle to raise funds.

To learn more about the work that the team at Animal Anti-Cruelty League does or to make a donation, visit https://www.aacl.co.za/branches-cape-town/  

Dead Animals Walking (DAW)

Dead Animals Walking is a non-profit animal welfare organisation that takes in and rehabilitates abandoned animals. They provide rescue, rehabilitation, relief, primary health care and sterilisation in impoverished communities and farms in Cape Town, while also educating communities on animal care and welfare.

Rogz staff made dog biscuits and dog toys as part of Mandela Day 2022 celebrations. DAW were nominated to receive all biscuits and toys that were made by staff.

Learn more about DAW, the work that the team does and how you can make a difference by visiting https://www.deadanimalswalking.co.za/ 

Robyn Shulver of Rogz handing over biscuits and toys

Sophakama Primary School 

Sophakama was the first school that Rogz Academy started supporting in 2013, and we have a long-standing relationship with them.  Rogz Academy has worked with Sophakama  in improving their IT, setting up a library, giving advice for their vegetable garden, facilitating a school shoe donation, and donating fruit and vegetables from Rogz Urban Farm to support their school soup kitchens.

Rogz donated old catalogues, old sample sales tools and old digital frames to Sophakama Primary for the children to use for projects and learning. 

Mrs Nel, Vice-Principal of Sophakama Primary, with Rogz donations

Spaniel Welfare South Africa

Spaniel Welfare South Africa rehabilitates and re-homes spaniels throughout South-Africa. They actively network with other shelters and help place spaniels in foster care until a forever home is found for them. 

Rogz donated pet gear including toys and bowls to Spaniel Welfare. The team used the gear to raise funds through a raffle. Raffle tickets were sold at Pet Expo and SAINTs 10th birthday bash. 
Find out more about the amazing work this team does and how you can support them https://www.facebook.com/SpanielWelfareSA/

Winner of the Rogz hamper, Vanda, receiving her prize

Honey’s Garden for Medical Alert Dogs

Honey’s Garden is a non-profit company that trains and places quality service dogs with people within South Africa who are under privileged and or fighting with disabilities or diseases. The trained dogs that Honey’s Garden currently train and place include Diabetic Alert Dogs, Seizure Response Dogs, Psychiatric Service Dogs, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and TheraPets (Facility Dogs).

Rogz donated toys, Roglites, bowls, leads, harnesses and some delicious Munchies treats to Honey’s Garden.
If you want to find out more about the great work Honey’s does, or make a donation, visit  https://medicalalertdogs.co.za/

Diva, Diabetic Alert Dog in training, with Rogz donation

Pietermaritzburg Animal Rescue and Rehome (PARR)

Pietermaritzburg Animal Rescue and Rehome is a non-profit animal rescue organisation that rescues, rehabilitates, sterilises and rehomes stray and abandoned animals. Rogz assisted PARR by donating new bowls for the dogs and cats to enjoy their meals in.

To find out more about PARR and how you can help their cause, visit  https://www.facebook.com/pmbanimalrescueandrehome/   

A PARR dog enjoying dinner in their new Rogz bowl

Rescue is Life 

Rescue is Life rescues, rehabilitates, rehomes and sterilises as many dogs and cats as possible within the City of Cape Town. Rescue is Life fights for every animal and is guided by the notion that each and every animal deserves a chance at life. They also educate and empower pet owners to give their pets the best life. 

Rogz donated leads, harnesses, toys and Munchies treats to the team at Rescue is Life.
Find out more about the amazing work this team does and how you can support them https://www.rescueislife.co.za/

The Rescue is Life team showing appreciation for the donation received

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels dedicates itself to rescuing any animal that is forgotten, abandoned (abused), lost, lonely, emaciated and neglected (FALLEN). They aim to save and improve the living conditions of animals in their community, while maintaining rehabilitation. Rogz made a donation of Munchies treats for all the dogs at Fallen Angels to enjoy!
Learn more about Fallen Angels, the work that the team does and how you can make a difference by visiting https://www.fallenangels.org.za/

Getting excited for some treats dropped off by Rogz

Making a difference 

As a pet brand, animal-based charities are close to our heart. Rogz will always strive to give back to animals in need, whenever and wherever we can, by giving donations and sponsorships to animal welfare organisations.

Through the Rogz Academy, we are able to support under-resourced communities in education, youth development and nutrition. Find out more about the Rogz Academy and the work that is done through the academy.

 In addition to these two areas, Rogz is involved in donating to ‘passion projects’. Passion projects are causes that do not necessarily fall into these two areas, but are very close to the heart of Rogz. Being a proudly South African company based in Cape Town, the ocean holds a special place for most Roggerz. Because of this love for the ocean, Rogz has been supporting The National Sea Rescue Institute through donations for years.

 Another passion project that Rogz supports is K9 Units. Rogz donates pet gear to the K9 Units for Table Mountain and Law Enforcement, as well as anti-poaching K9 Units that keep our Rhinos safe. Keep an eye out on our Rogz News page for special write-up on these organisations!

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