Who can forget the run-around that Joy gave everyone until she was finally admitted into the care of the Animal Welfare Society of SA at the beginning of the month?
Well, the good news is that our gallivanting girl has joined her forever family together with her new best friend and kennel companion Sheena.
Her transformation was quite spectacular. She arrived nervously and used to walk with her tail tucked between her legs with that ready to flee look written all over her face.
Fast forward one month and Joy is strutting around with her tail up looking for a lap to keep warm.
Lassie was found lying in the gutter on the side of the road in Mitchells Plain. It appeared as though she had been hit by a car and suffered a broken leg.
Her finder was going to keep her, but after considering the many responsibilities of dog ownership and long term best interests of Lassie, he decided to surrender her to us. He also donated R2000 towards pinning her leg.
The operation went well and Lassie was soon up on all fours. A few hours ago Lassie jumped into the arms of her new owner and by the time you read this, she will have had her first meal in her new home and probably be curled up on the sofa in front of the fire.