I must be honest, I thought this couldn't be, but I am alive, I feel light, i feel love and I have hope! I am still scared and unsure but my whole body folds up in curls and twirls with excitement when I feel just the softest hand caress my crusted head. My hair is growing and I have 'bum-fluff' all over, my skin is soft and without any burns with just a few itches but so I will learn. Read more...
He comes from the heart of Woodstock in Church Street. He is NOT a fighter but a VICTIM. He lived in a small courtyard of about 8 mts by 1 mtr with 1/2 a shelter (ie open front) which he had to share with Sa Sa, an extremely animal aggressive female pitbull, who mauled him continuously, undefended! I have known him for about 4 years and have tried for that length of time to get him away from the owners and Sa Sa without success until NOW! Read more...
Please can someone help me? My name is Bo. Bo, a dog, a male dog and a ray, a drop of golden sun, is what I need right now. Me, the name I call myself - far - I've had a long, long way to run. So (a needle pulling thread) I'm asking nicely for someone to please help me.
I was found one peak hour morning in the busy CBD, dashing between cars, oblivious to the danger I was in, until a kind lady saw me, stopped and called me hither. I'm a very friendly guy so I immediately hopped in the car with her, keen for an adventure, not knowing that my adventure would end up in a confined cage in at the SPCA.
What happened was that for a week, my kind lady rescuer from African Tails worked around the clock to find me the happily ever after all African Tails rescues deserve.
But everywhere I went, no one understood me. I was just so excited to be experiencing all these new things that I couldn't contain my excitement – and what's more, no one has ever really trained me or taught me how to behave properly or taught me any manners. So I was jumping up at people because I was so happy to meet all these new friends – humans, dogs and cats alike. Cats are funny creatures – all I wanted to do was play but they kept running away, so kept chasing them and when I got close enough for a game, they would swipe me with their sharp claws in my face and then I would yelp and retreat – only to try again! Read more...
Just a short update on Chrissie and a few new pics showing that she is getting better each day. Please continue supporting the Lucky Lucy Foundation and Uitsig Animal Rescue they need all the help they can get to cover the cost of Chrissie`s and many other dogs wellbeing and rehabilitation. Read more...
The Animal Rescue Organisations Four Paws, CLAW and Wetnose trying to rescue as many dogs as possible from the disastrous situation in Bapsfontein. The kennels of these pro-life organisations are now bursting at the seems, they urgently need your help. Please donate, adopt or foster!
This is what Four Paws reports:
On a recent visit to Bapsfontein squattercamp (outside Bronkhorstspruit), we discovered that a large section of Bapsfonteinhad been demolished and that the people had moved away and left their dogsbehind! The remaining residents told us that they were all informed that they have to move out soon. Read more...
Why Dear Human, Why did you throw me out of your car on the highway?
I was so scared, cars everywhere, big noisy fast things speeding past me missing me by inches. Was it because I looked different? I'm sorry I wasn't good enough, I'm sorry I am covered in sores all over, I'm sorry I was so shy. Was it my fault that you rejected me?
I hurt, my sores break and bleed from mange.
My soul is broken! What did I ever do to be punished this way?
The help I need now is so extensive but it could have been avoided, if only you loved me? My hunger stung like bees in my gut, my aching, burning, itching skin bled from mange and being eaten by fleas and flies! You hung me out your car door on the R300 highway and for what reason? I don't have strength now, but one day I hope I will.
I don't have much breathe left.....please help me!
We at Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre can't do what we do without the support of volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of our animal rescue centre and we need you to help us show our rescues a little compassion, understanding, love, affection and of course, to help exercise them.
One of the hardest and most challenging aspects of our rescue centre is to find volunteers willing to foster an animal in need. A network of foster homes is essential to both the animals and our rescue centre.
A foster home is a temporary home where an animal gets a chance to develop, socialise and grow within a safe and nurturing home environment. Foster homes are needed for animals used to a family environment that are not managing in kennels, for animals recuperating from operations and for puppies that require bottle feeding in the occasional instances where the puppies are rescued without their mom. Read more