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Not to be sneezed at: cat lover with allergies crowdfunds for air purifier

The Cape Town architect in training is in desperate need of the device to keep her debilitating allergy spells at bay

Senior reporter

Most people with a cat allergy stay away from felines.

But not Zonika van der Riet, whose life would be “purrfect” if her beloved pets did not make her ill.

Faced with what she calls a “strange cause”, the Cape Town architect in training has turned to crowdfunding to help her live happily with the two cats — one of which she has had since 2018 — that make her sneeze, have a runny nose and teary eyes. ..

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