On Thursday morning, November 4, a much-loved family pet owned by Nadia de Bruyn named Zoe from Hanover Park narrowly escaped losing her right eye after being attacked by a drug-crazed loiterer who lobbed a dangerous chunk of marble at her face.
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The jagged shard hit Zoe almost square between the eyes leaving a gaping bloodied hole just below the right eye socket. The impact was so severe that Zoe collapsed in a pool of blood and Nadia who witnessed the incident thought that her best friend had been killed.
Her screams for help went unanswered and the perpetrator (who has since returned to apologise) staggered off in a stupor down the road. Nadia knew that she needed to get Zoe to us as soon as possible and the thought of losing her spurred her into action.
Zoe is no ordinary dog.
She means the world to Nadia and the pair have developed an inseparable bond that has helped her to cope with several major set-backs and domestic traumas including the unexpected loss of her job.
“We vividly recall our first meeting. Nadia was inconsolable almost hysterical and Zoe who had lost several pints of blood was barely alive. But we sensed the special bond these two share and assured her that we would do our level best to save Zoe”, says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
When Nadia received the news that Zoe had survived surgery and that the Animal Welfare Society of SA had been able to save her eye she almost collapsed with relief and could not wait to take her back home.
“Despite the perpetrators’ apology Nadia is adamant that there must be a consequence for his actions and will be providing us with a detailed Affidavit that will form part of the SAPS Case File. Nadia we salute you for your bravery and wish you and Zoe many more happily ever-afters!”, concludes the Animal Welfare Society of SA.