Update: May 30, 2017:
Cansa SA responds to the initial story regarding the campaign:
This campaign has unfortunately been arranged by our Polokwane branch without knowledge or approval from our head office, which we only discovered once the article appeared on the Review Online.
Subsequently, from our head office marketing’s side, we are trying to get the articles removed.
We have urgently ensured that this, and further events of this nature, is cancelled with immediate effect in Polokwane.
We have also sent out an urgent notice to all staff that this type of event will not be allowed.
Initial story: May 29, 2017:
Mobiliser for Cansa Corné Marais says the idea of arresting dogs instead of people is a fun way to get one’s friends involved by impounding their dogs or cats to raise money for Cansa, Review Online reports.
“The money we raise during these events is being used for a variety of things. We are constantly busy making your world a better place around you,” she says.
Apparently you will get a friendly phone call from a very friendly person, telling you your dog is going to be impounded unless you pay an amount. You have 48 hours to deposit the money into Cansa’s bank account. If not, your poor dog or cat will sit in a “jail” until you do.
– Caxton News Service