On Monday, August 16, the Animal Welfare Society of SA tracked down and confiscated two dogs that were responsible for the death of a number of cats in Manenberg.
Two animal behaviourists confirmed that the two dogs were trained to attack on command. They were also confident that both dogs could be rehabilitated.
“Based on this optimistic outlook we have spent a considerable amount of time “modifying their behaviour” for the better”, says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
Two weeks into their training and both doggos barely take note of cats around them anymore. The resident Hospital’s cat takes more notice of them than they of her.
“We also invested in their overall health and are pleased to report that their once scarred faces and marred bodies are now almost devoid of their ugly and abusive past. The change in both dogs has been quite miraculous!”
Faith (the Pitbull Cross) no longer cowers in fear when you lift your hand to stroke her and has just started to enthusiastically wag her tail which was firmly wedged between her skinny little legs before. And Bobby – well where do we begin – he can “wee” without pain for the first time in ages and has developed a mischievous twinkle in his eye that’s reminiscent of a puppy about to explore the world for the first time.
“They really are earning their second chance and we hope that when the time comes there will be someone out there willing to invite them into their heart and home.”