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What we did in 2016

What we did in 2016

And the results are in! Here are some of the things we did in 2016 – our 10th anniversary year. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished with our handful of (part-time and unpaid!) volunteers – but more than that, we are GRATEFUL to all of YOU for supporting us in our work. Because of all of you, we could help all these animals and more. And, while we know there are many more out there that still need our…

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Make-over for Blackie

Make-over for Blackie

This little darlin’ enjoyed an impromptu makeover by volunteer Marty. 🙂These are the ‘small’ things that make a big difference to the animals – AND are an excellent opportunity to teach the youngsters how to care for and groom a doggy like this.

Saving Snoepie

Saving Snoepie

At the end of one of our sterithons (30 November), as we were dropping off sterilised animals in Fisantekraal in the late afternoon, we were called to help a little doggy named Snoepie.

Ocean

Ocean

Ocean’s owners brought him to us for help – they didn’t know what was wrong with him! His skin was bad, he didn’t want to eat, and he was depressed. Diagnosis: sarcoptic mange.

FAW shop THANK YOU!

FAW shop THANK YOU!

As many of you may know, we started a shop in 2012 at our premises in Fisantekraal. This shop runs entirely on donated household items and clothes, mainly 2nd-hand, and sells to the residents of Fisantekraal. We are eternally grateful to every one of you who have donated items for our shop; many of you do so on an ongoing basis and even collect from friends and family for us. THANK YOU! You really are angels. Contact details for shop…

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Dino

Dino

Meet Dino, a lovely older boy who is absolutely adored by his owner. Dino lives on a farm, where he is very happy! Dino’s owner contacted one of our friends, very distressed because he seemed to be in pain and was not able to ‘toilet’ (i.e. he was constipated). She had given him a ‘stroop’ (syrup) to help but it hadn’t improved things. He even had some blood! She was terrified Dino was going to die.    

Sterithon 21 September 2016

Sterithon 21 September 2016

Today, several of our fab volunteers headed off bright and (very) early to do some sterilisations! We’ve had a fantastic year so far with steris. THANKS to some awesome vets and very hard-working volunteers. Today saw 31 animals sterilised – of which 18 were female. Bear in mind that one female dog or cat can have anything from 1 – 12 (and we’ve seen dogs with litters of 15 and 16!) babies, and consider that the best way to prevent…

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Phoenix’s INCREDIBLE story

Phoenix’s INCREDIBLE story

After 4 years of waiting, our darling Phoenix was adopted. But it was an extra-special adoption… This is no ordinary home: Phoenix is one of 4 rescue doggies who live in a very special care facility which is home to 35 Alzheimers patients. Emsie, who runs the home, has a few rescue dogs herself and knows how fantastic they can be; she says that the difference these dogs make to the residents is phenomenal. Phoenix is now one of these special…

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An amazing story of one kitten’s survival

An amazing story of one kitten’s survival

Liam (which means ‘strong fighter’) is a very, very special little guy. He had a tragic start in life and survived against all odds. On the morning of 4 October, one of our volunteers was contacted by her housekeeper; the lady’s kind-hearted husband had rescued a tiny kitten in Elsie’s River. His mom and siblings had been killed (allegedly by kids) that night. 🙁 How he escaped this terrible fate, we don’t know, but then he had to survive the…

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Klipheuwel Outreach Sterithon 18/11/2016

Klipheuwel Outreach Sterithon 18/11/2016

Our first ever Klipheuwel Outreach Sterithon on Friday 18 November 2016 was a great success with 29 dogs being sterilised! 🙂 Consider how many pups each of those dogs could have had – and how many of those pups could have had – and so on… It adds up. So, 29 dogs is actually a lot. Klipheuwel is in desperate need of help – there is literally nothing out there – so we have added it to our ‘portfolio’. We’ve…

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