Volunteer boy appeals for help after bullies burned down his shack

Volunteer boy appeals for help after bullies burned down his shack

- Smanga volunteers his time at his local SPCA

- However, some boys in his neighbourhood bully him because of his animal volunteer work

- He now needs help after the bullies burned down his shack

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Well-wishers are rallying to help a 14-year-old boy whose shack was burned down by bullies because of his animal volunteer work.

A Facebook user, Kaylee Featherstone, shared Smanga's story on the "Amanzimtoti Neighbours" Facebook page, Briefly.co.za gathered.

She said Smanga walks from his township every Saturday to volunteer at the Amanzimtoti SPCA's Edu-Paw programme.

Smanga (left) pictured with other young animal volunteers. Source: Facebook/Amanzimtoti Neighbours

Smanga (left) pictured with other young animal volunteers. Source: Facebook/Amanzimtoti Neighbours

What makes his volunteer work remarkable is that his dad passed away when he was just three years old. His mom is not working because she has tuberculosis.

Smanga also lives in a tin shack outside his mother's house. However, some boys who were not happy with his SPCA work burned it down.

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Kaylee therefore appealed to well-wishers to help Smanga by donating, or sending money to buy, items such as clothes, shoes, and school stationery and bag.

Cathy Rhoda Keegan, who runs Amanzimtoti SPCA, has already bought him school uniform and shoes. Commenters praised Smanga's compassion and indicated their willingness to help.

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Below are some reactions from well-wishers who commented on the post.

Source: Facebook/Amanzimtoti Neighbours

Source: Facebook/Amanzimtoti Neighbours

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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