In May, the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA was alerted to the story of a young dog who stayed by his unconscious owner’s side for the two days before the pair were found, and who moved SPCA spokesperson Tara McGovern to tears.
McGovern said at the time, “A homeless man had sadly been found unconscious on a sidewalk in the Parow area having lain there for two whole days. When someone finally noticed that he was clearly gravely ill an ambulance was called to take this poor soul to a hospital for urgent medical attention.”
The dog was later dubbed Bilbo. When his owner was transported to hospital for treatment, “Bilbo was left behind and the SPCA were called to offer him assistance,” McGovern said.
“With help from many devoted fans of Bilbo we tried to find his owner contacting EMS and local hospitals, as well as canvassing the area to see if anyone recognised Bilbo,” she said. “After an exhaustive search for his owner, the trail sadly ran cold and we have not been able to reunite Bilbo with the owner he clearly loved so very much.”
“Now we need your help again – this time to find Bilbo a home where he can find the love and loyalty he gave so unconditionally,” McGovern said. “Bilbo has been a pleasure to know in our care. He is a mature adult male Collie X. He would thrive in a household with someone at home all day – maybe a person who is retired or working from home.”
Bilbo is friendly and playful, and is suited to older children. He will need a secure property as he is used to roaming freely.
“This special boy has the biggest heart and we can’t wait to see him find his happy forever after,” McGovern said.
Please contact the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Adoption Centre via 021 700 4152 or [email protected] to arrange a meet-and-greet to apply for adoption.
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