The loving and dedicated staff members at the Garden Route SPCA are passionate about finding the right home for their furry, scaly or feathery friends and regularly place pictures of adoptable cuddle buddies in local newspapers. These critters have so much love to give and simply need to find the right home and the right people to take care of them. What better way to shine a light on the plight of these poor deserted or abused animals than with caroling at candlelight at one of the South Cape’s most beautiful hotels, the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa. The evening will be filled with entertainment and candlelit loveliness, accompanied by the lyrical prowess of Voldi George and the South Cape Children’s Choir conducted by Jan-Erik Swart. Most of us grew up listening to “How much is that doggy in the window?”, and at one time or another we were all that little boy or girl, face pressed against the window of a pet shop, arm tugging on mom or dad’s coattails, and eyes mirroring the look of the puppy eyes staring from the other side. It was never about the “brand new” sticker or the label on the collar. It was the heart connection that made the question irresistible. If you are considering giving a pet as gift this Christmas, visit the Garden Route SPCA in George at Ossi Urban Road, Tamsui Industria or contact them on 044 878 1990. How amazing would it not be to see all the little faces in homes filled with love this Christmas? Make a heart connection and come and light a candle for caring on 2 December at the Hyatt Regency Golf Resort & Spa. Tickets are available at the event at R20 per person and include a candle. No bookings are necessary, so bring one and all so the merriment can increase whilst making a difference to the SPCA’s reach in the Garden Route. Pet gifts are welcome! For more information contact the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa on 044 851 1234.