Category: Happy stories & rescues

Rags to riches: Simon

Simon’s owner called us one day as we were driving down her street: she wanted us to take her dog and put him down because ‘he is old and his...

Rags to riches: Patsy

When Patsy was rescued, she was in an appalling state. Her owners clearly didn’t care about her at all as she was emaciated and was so severely infested with ticks...

Zee’s happy reunion

Poor little Zee was attacked by another dog in Fisantekraal and badly injured on his belly and leg. Off he went to the vet with his panicked owner who was...

Casey’s eye

Casey was injured (bitten by another dog) and his eye was badly damaged. 🙁 His owner was very worried about him, and we rushed him to the vet. Sadly, his...

Rags to riches: Truffle

We were alerted to a neglected and unwanted dog in Morning Star by someone in the neighbourhood who said that the owners didn’t want her and that they don’t look...

Rags to riches: Jessica

Jessica’s is a real ‘rags to riches’ story: her owners in Fisantekraal said we must ‘take her and put her down’ because of her bad skin (which was caused entirely...

Never feed your dog corncobs!

Meet Tiger. This isn’t just the story of a dog who needed our help. It is also a cautionary tale.  In February, Tiger’s owners, a family from Fisantekraal, called us terribly...

Sweetheart’s tale has a happy ending

In April 2015, we shared the tale of a little dog we named Sweetheart and her son, Scout, who were handed to us in an atrocious condition. These two were...

Ruby

A lovely lady named Albertina, who lives in Fisantekraal squatter camp, noticed a tan-coloured dog wandering around. She noticed her several times and was extremely upset at how she was...

Bibi’s Christmas Miracle

On 8 December 2015, one of our volunteers was called by some children in Fisantekraal: they had seen an elderly Boerboel being dumped in the streets near the police station...

Wollie and his ‘cherry eye’

Meet Wollie. When we met him, he had a slightly swollen red bump on his eyelid which looked like a cherry eye (a disorder affecting the 3rd eyelid when the...

Bruno’s foot saved

On 08 Aug 2015, after we’d already closed, a sad, sorry boy was brought to us; fortunately, two volunteers were still doing their rounds and arrived at the containers just...

Sweetie’s leg is saved

On 7 May 2015, one of our volunteers got a desperate call for help from a family on Shiraz Ebrahim street in Fisantekraal: their beloved little dog Sweetie’s leg was...

Senior Dachshund rescued from squatter camp

Update 17 May: ADOPTED 25 April: We picked up this little elderly fellow yesterday in the squatter camp. We saw him noodling around amidst the trash (not to mention the...

Sweetheart’s tale

“My name is Sweetheart, although, until two days ago, I had no name. My son, Scout (also a new name), and I were just things, living with a man who...