Who can forget the Magnificent 5 and Champ who the Animal Welfare Society had the pleasure of meeting and helping almost 8 months ago?

Their heroic deed reverberated positively around the world resulting in them being generously rewarded and the Society received a record number of adoption applications for Champ, who has since been adopted to a wonderful family and gone on to become a star of a local television production soon to be released on Netflix.

Champ’s new dog mom, Sueanne McLachlan

Cassandra Bright

Picture:  www.happytailsmagazine.co.za and photography by Cassandra Bright

The Animal Welfare Society managed to hand over most of their gifts last year, but were waiting for an opportune time to present them with their Santa Shoeboxes kindly gifted to them by the Santa Shoebox Project and a hamper of nutritious food sponsored by a donor from the UK.

Champ enjoys a special Easter long weekend

“The Easter long weekend presented us with an ideal opportunity to surprise the boys who were super-excited to receive their spoils from Animal Care Centre Supervisor Lawrence Nkotha and Trainee Inspector Sivuyile Kilwa on Wednesday last week.

“It was great to catch up with the boys who still can’t believe their good fortune and we owe each and every benefactor a massive thank you for enabling us to reward their kindness.”

Picture/s: Cassandra Bright, Allan Perrins, Jackie Wernberg

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