How could anyone do this to a puppy?
You will know the saying ‘Happiness is a warm puppy,’.
But for one abused and abandoned puppy, happiness was a warm blanket.
Shopping centre parking lots are well known as places where desperate people sell anything they can get their hands on. Tragically, this includes puppies from their own unsterilised pets. And from the look of this pup when someone noticed her dumped in a trolley and called us, she wasn’t saleable. So she’d been thrown away like a piece of rubbish.
Our field officer on duty, Eric Simamane, set out immediately in answer to the caller’s alert. What he found was a timid, shivering and dehydrated little creature. But what was worse was that she’d been disfigured. Her ears and tail appeared to have been cut with something sharp, and they were crusted and bleeding.
As soon as Eric got her back to the clinic she was put on a drip, given a nutritious meal with painkillers, and kept warm. Being wrapped in a cuddly ‘happiness blanket’ was probably the first experience of love and comfort for this little pup.
Once she was stabilised, our vet took over. Under anaesthetic, the true horror was revealed. Both her ears and her tail had elastic bands so embedded in the rotting flesh that they couldn’t be seen.
Once they were removed and the infected and decaying tissue was cut away, reconstructive surgery was done to save as much of her little tail and ears as possible. Our faith in her recovery gave the little pup her name.
And when Faith got the happy ending that she deserved, we just weren’t sure who was more smitten – the gentleman who chose her, or Faith with her new owner.
With winter coming, a warm blanket means happiness for all our animals. And a count tells us that we just don’t have enough to ward off the cold this year.
But if you’ll click here to donate now, you can help to ensure that every animal will stay warm – with fleecy blanket for the puppies and cattery, and hardy ones for all our outside kennels.
At a cost of around R200 for a blanket which doesn’t disintegrate at the first wash, this is already a big wish. But bigger, is our wish for an industrial or semi-industrial washing machine to keep up with the daily laundering of the blankets, towels, drapes and veterinary scrubs. And an accompanying tumble dryer would really help us get through winter when everything takes so long to dry on a line.
As someone who cares about animals as much as we do, we hope you’ll want to help by clicking here right now to send your gift towards winter warmth.
The Kloof and Highway SPCA provide a comprehensive service to a large community in order to fulfil our mandate in the protection of animals and to prevent cruelty, neglect and suffering. Our SPCA services a vast area from Westville to Cato Ridge and surrounding areas. Our team work tirelessly covering thousands of kilometers every year to rescue animals from abuse and neglect and bring those responsible to justice.
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- Freedom from hunger, thirst
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