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Rescued: Sandy / Sky

Rescued: Sandy / Sky

Sandy had a horrible start in life – given by a Boerboel breeder (we assume because she turned out to not be a 100% Boerboel) to someone who we know doesn’t look after their animals, and then chained up and neglected. She was skin and bone when we uplifted her. She went to our friends at UARC to be rehabbed and, although she did well, gained a bit of weight and came out of her shell, she really struggled with…

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Rags to riches: Wollie the farmyard Maltese

Rags to riches: Wollie the farmyard Maltese

Wollie was uplifted from a farm and, although he was not abused or uncared for, a farmyard is simply not the place for a fluffy dog. Around the farm is lots of bush and, without keeping him clipped short all the time (which his owners simply cannot afford), his coat was constantly matted and dirty. He was also being bullied terribly by the other farm dogs, most of which were much bigger than he is. ūüėģ His owner, who is…

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Phoenix in Happy Tails Magazine

Phoenix in Happy Tails Magazine

Thank you so much to¬†Happy Tails¬†for featuring our special boy, Phoenix, on their website. We’re SO proud of him! Please take 10mins to read his story – it will make your day!¬†He truly is an ambassadog for rescues everywhere. Visit the website (link below) for some beautiful, heart-warming pictures.) How Phoenix Rose From The Ashes Written by Jenni Davies of Fisantekraal Animal Welfare and photography by Andrew Waltman This is the incredible story about how a scared, unwanted dog who…

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Long-timer, rescue adoption: Baxter

Long-timer, rescue adoption: Baxter

Baxter and his brother, Rupert, were rescued from atrocious circumstances in 2014, where Baxter was short-chained to a rusty trailer, in the blazing heat, starved, and ignored. With loads of TLC from Uitsig ARC, where he stayed since then, Baxter blossomed into a charming little gentleman. And then he waited…and waited…and waited… For over 2 long years, Baxter waited for his forever home. He went from skin and bone to rather rotund and we appealed for a family to help…

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Rags to riches: Vlekkie

Rags to riches: Vlekkie

Vlekkie was dumped in Fisantekraal in August 2015 – after hours – by people who claimed he was a stray. Although our premises were closed, fortunately, one of our volunteers was working late. As she passed by our containers, people who were waiting¬†for a taxi called her over and explained what had happened: the woman had stopped, seen that we were closed, then handed the dog to the people waiting there, saying that she’d just found him wandering on the…

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Kenna the burnt kitten

Kenna the burnt kitten

Kenna and her siblings were rescued from Fisantekraal informal settlement. Kenna had been burned with boiling water and lost most of the fur on her right side. She was checked by the vet and given pain medicine so it didn’t hurt, and then she and her brothers and sister were off to foster mom. Every day, a few times a day, Kenna had calendula ointment (healing and antiseptic) applied to her burn wound. When it was finished, foster mom moved…

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Bennie: from backyard loneliness to beloved family member (with video)

Bennie: from backyard loneliness to beloved family member (with video)

Bennie spent his life chained to a fence in a backyard; he never got any attention and stood in the mud in winter and blazing sun in summer. His owner simply couldn’t care less (although the man actually works with horses on a nearby farm!). We did a lot of work at the house, trying to educate and improve matters. But to no avail. Then, just as we were gearing up to bring in ‘the big guns’, we got the…

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Healing Ocean’s Mange

Healing Ocean’s Mange

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.

Rags to riches: From mangey stray to gorgeous girl

Rags to riches: From mangey stray to gorgeous girl

Gabbi is a very special adoption as she had quite a metamorphosis, from terrified, severely neglected dog to joyful beauty.¬† Check out the full story on our Facebook page: @FAWAnimals In the midst of a¬†terrible storm, a man happened to look out of his office window. And what should he see, hunched up and shivering in the cold and rain, but this tiny little bald bundle of bones. Mr De Lange quickly headed out into the rain to swoop her…

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Phoenix finds his true purpose

Phoenix finds his true purpose

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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