Pitbulls are arguably the most abused and neglected dogs in the world. As things stand today they’re the number one breed admitted to and euthanized in animal shelters.
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On Monday, 7 March, the Animal Welfare Society of SA took a couple of decisions that will forever change the fate and fortune of a pair of severely malnourished and neglected two-year-old Pitbull brothers named Jakes and Hennessy.
The first decision they took was to swiftly remove them from their neglectful owner and the second decision was to save them.
“Despite the breeds’ unfortunate reputation, their pitiful condition and the worrying cost of rehabilitation we felt that they deserved a second chance and sincerely hope that everyone who reads of their plight and sees their haunting images will agree with our decision to save them and help us foot the bill,” says the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
Their owner was very angry when the Animal Welfare Society of SA told him that he was unfit to own them and promised that he would take better care of them but that was a chance they were simply not willing to take.
On Tuesday, 8 March, both dogs had a soothing bath, a few bowls of nutritious food, a comfortable kennel to call home, their hideously overgrown nails clipped and got to experience true compassion from our nursing assistants.
“In return, we got to be reminded of why we love doing what we do and look forward to sharing their recovery with you,” concludes the Animal Welfare Society of SA.
Donations towards Jakes and Hennessy’s care bill can be made to:
- Animal Welfare Society of SA (AWS SA)
- Nedbank Current Account
- Account Number: 114 822 258 8
- Branch Code: 19 87 65
Or through PayFast https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/animalwelfaresocietyofsouthafrica. All donations are tax deductible.