Hero's Name: Lali Dwyer
Accolade Type: Making a difference
Applauded for: Knysna's Local Animal Angel
Nominated By: Terri Pautz
Twenty-two years ago, Lali Dwyer accompanied a friend to Hornlee in Knysna for Bible Study and while there, she noticed there were a couple hungry-looking dogs hanging around.
The very next week, Lali took along some food to give to the dogs and before she knew it, it is 22 years later and she is feeding many, many, many dogs, cats, pigs and other animals weekly.
Locals started arriving for food for their animals too. Lali relies heavily upon donations to feed the animals and receives peels and other such perishables from local shops to cook and add to the pellets donated.
When donations are low, Lali has made a plan to generate revenue by mending and making clothes. However, this is a slow process and she really needs the donations. Lali has not missed a Wednesday feeding day in all of 22 years and when speaking to her, she simply says, "When you start something like this, you can't stop."
Everybody who would like to donate to this wonderful cause can deliver the donations to one of the food drop-off points at various venues in Knysna - Pet & Pool, Super Spar etc. Otherwise, please contact Lali for more information on 072 622 4608.