Johannesburg – With all the bad news it’s great to finally share some good news. We can confirm that SA dogs are really “good boys” after setting a new world record.
In what can only be described as a scene of overwhelming cuteness, dog lovers from across Gauteng descended on The Big Red Barn Farm Venue in Pretoria on Saturday for the Doggy Day out with Guinness World Records and dotsure.co.za.
The aim was to raise funds in aid of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League-Johannesburg and to set a new world record.
Which they did effortlessly. South Africa now holds the title for The World’s Largest Gathering of Dogs Wearing Bandanas. Cute!
765 dogs and their humans pitched up for the event and raised a whopping R50k for charity.
The record was previously benchmarked at an intimidating 764 by the RSPCA ACT in Canberra, Australia in May 2015.
“The success of the record attempt was balanced on a knife-edge leading up to the deadline,” says Guinness World Records adjudicator, Pravin Patel.
“…but I’m happy to report that the final count of bandana-wearing dogs came in at , representing an improvement of 764 on the last attempt on this record. We congratulate dotsure.co.za for organising this attempt and for the raising awareness for the care and protection of animals.”
Funds raised through the participants’ entry donations totalled a whopping R24 500, which was doubled by dotsure.co.za; resulting in a total donation of R50 000 for the Animal Anti-Cruelty League.