NSPCA struggles to keep afloat after Lotto funding cut

Earlier this month the National Lottery opened applications for organisations that need funding.

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JOHANNESBURG – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) has questioned the National Lottery's decision to exclude animal welfare organisations from funding.

Earlier this month the National Lottery opened applications for organisations that need funding, but excluded animal welfare organisations, saying they're objectives are not aligned to the lottery's strategy.

In a statement, the National Lottery said its primary objective was to protect the vulnerable, such as the elderly and the disabled, and reduce crime in communities.

The NSPCA's Marcelle Meredith says she understands that funding from the lottery is not guaranteed but says they’re now facing an uphill battle to stay afloat.