The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS) has called on residents to not turn a blind eye when it comes to pet abandonment. This comes after a desperately sick adult Boerboel was left for dead in a puddle of foul-smelling water in the backyard of a ground-floor Hanover Park on the Cape Flats. The dog was then brought to AWS hospital on Friday, May 28, by a mother and her son.
The canine’s almost lifeless body was wheeled into the hospital, and it was clear that his life was hanging on a thread. The dog was too weak to stand or even lift his head, he just laid still almost begging for someone to mercifully put an end to his pain. He also tested positive for Canine Distemper.
The flat where the dog was found allegedly belongs to a 90-year-old lady, who was admitted into a care home several days ago. According to a statement by AWS, several flats overlook the backyard and no one saw or heard anything.
” The odds of us being able to save him looked very bleak.”
“Maybe if someone had alerted us to his plight earlier we could have saved him.”
Pet abandonment is considered a serious offence so if anyone witnesses acts of animal cruelty to contact AWS on 021 692 2626 during office hours or 082 601 1761 after hours or as soon you see or notice anything which puts animals in danger.
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