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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.

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.    

Zorro the farmdog’s makeover

Zorro the farmdog’s makeover

Little Zorro lives on one of the farms we assist with. He is a happy little chappy and his owner adores him. He was in real need of a proper grooming session – farm life can be quite grubby! As much as his owner would love to have him groomed more often, finances don’t stretch that far on a farm labourers salary – and that’s where FAW comes in… We took him to our fave doggy parlour and are verygrateful…

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Zee’s happy reunion

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 convinced his beloved dog was going to die.

Cindy the white cat’s ear op

Cindy the white cat’s ear op

Cindy’s owners – Fisantekraal residents – came to us a little while back very worried about their much-loved kitty. There was something drastically wrong with her ears, they said, and they were worried she was dying! 🙁 We went to their house and discovered a beautiful white cat – with badly damaged ears: skin cancer. 😮 Unfortunately, this is a risk of white cats in our hot South African sun! They didn’t know she shouldn’t be going outdoors much and…

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Casey’s eye

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 eye couldn’t be saved and had to be removed – but Casey isn’t bothered at all! A week after his op and he trots around as if he’s always only had 1 eye. Dogs are so amazingly adaptable. As you can see, Casey was very happy to return home (satellite dish…

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Grietjie and Bettyboy

Grietjie and Bettyboy

Meet Grietjie and Bettyboy. Grietjie lives on a farm near Fisantekraal and she adores animals! So, when a skinny stray cat arrived on the farm out of nowhere, she didn’t hesitate to take him in. At the end of June, Grietjie contacted our farms volunteer for help: Bettyboy had been bitten by dogs! 😮 Our farms volunteer, Rina, arranged for one of the horse-riding ladies – Stacey (who runs a programme called 2nd  Chance) – on the farm to get…

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Tiger ‘the corncob dog’

Tiger ‘the corncob dog’

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 worried because Tiger didn’t want to eat and was ‘just lying there’. Our volunteer went out after work to fetch him as the owner had no transport. What the vet discovered was going to need a big op and would be pricey to fix… So, we took him to Animal…

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Rex from Klipheuwel Informal Settlement

Rex from Klipheuwel Informal Settlement

Last week we were in Klipheuwel (a place in desperate need of help) and were called by a lady named Cookie who urgently needed help for her dog Rex. Cookie, who lives in a little yellow shack in the squatter camp, is completely deaf, and Rex is not just a beloved friend but also very important for her safety. He accompanies her when she visits people and is her trusted companion. Cookie cannot speak very well although she can lipread…

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