JSPCA Inspector Ronald Ramalata is no stranger to challenge. He spends most of his waking hours dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals and to rescuing those animals who have been abused, abandoned, injured or lost. This year, Inspector Ronald is taking on a whole new challenge and will be scaling Africa’s highest peak as part of the SPCA Kilimanjaro Challenge; a climb dedicated to raising funds for the SPCA.
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest freestanding mountain on earth. Its altitude is 5,895m, offering beauty and challenge to those who wish to climb her. The mountain is situated 330kms south of the equator, close to the Indian Ocean. Her size and height strongly influence the climate and thus its vegetation, animal life and climbing conditions. As part of a group of 25 climbers, Inspector Ronald will venture forth up Kilimanjaro’s slopes with the SPCA Kilimanjaro Challenge will is lead by Adventure Dynamics.
The Kilimanjaro Experience SPCA Challenge style is like nothing one could ever have experienced; the camaraderie, the physical demands, the soul shifting enormity, not to mention the fact that one is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of animals. It’s this that motivated Ronald to take on the challenge. Inspector Ronald is no stranger to hard work, difficult situations and challenges and is determined to raise awareness for the good work of the JSPCA through the climb.
I have been at the SPCA for just over 28 years. During my time I have seen many terrible things happen to animals, and it makes me proud to say I have helped so many of those animals. But the more we help the more need our help. This is why I have decided to take up the Kilimanjaro Challenge to raise awareness and funds for animals. I am appealing to the public and our supporters to help me raise enough funds to make this dream of climbing Kilimanjaro a reality. Thus enabling us to help more animals.Ronald Ramalata