The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is committed to protect and provide shelter to strays and animals in danger, as well as to prevent cruelty towards animals. The SPCA deals with animal adoption and suitable pet care.
Keith Petzer from Fakazi Construction has a deep adoration for all animals and aids the Kloof and Highway SPCA in his personal capacity on a regular basis. In this instance Keith and colleague Alastair Giles wanted to get involved with a new project to revamp the dipping tanks on site. Fakazi Construction is a specialist applicator for Sika products and decided to proceed using its expertise to aid the organisation.
On approaching Sika to get involved, Paul Adams, MD Sika South Africa, was happy to donate products for the specific request. Sika donated two products for the restoration of the dipping tanks. Sikagard-720 EpoCem a three part, epoxy modified cementitious, tixothropic, fine textured mortar for levelling and finishing of concrete, mortar or stone surfaces and Sikagard-63N, a two part epoxy resin coating.
The Sikagard-720 EpoCem was used to refurbish the concrete and level the steps for the animals to walk down into the dipping tank. Sikagard-63N was then applied to the surface to serve as an abrasion resistant coating and protective lining suitable for aggressive chemical environments such as the dip tanks.
It is necessary for all animals to be decontaminated of diseases and parasites before being integrated into the SPCA grounds while sharing space with other animals. The Kloof and Highway SPCA offer a beautiful setting and loving environment for all animals that pass through the premises, and now they have one more area upgraded to ensure the safety and health of these creatures.