Rescued from the flames of the fire that engulfed the Overstrand Region last month, Bambi, the young Cape grysbok has tragically lost sight in one eye from injuries he sustained in the blaze.

Bambi has been in the care of the Country Animal Clinic in Somerset West since being rescued by the Winelands Fire Services and ER24 paramedic teams.

The Country Animal Clinic announced on social media that Bambi lost his vision in one eye due to an ulcer.

“Sadly, he lost the sight in one eye as a result of an ulcer caused by the burns … but his ears and face are healing nicely and next week we’ll X-ray his feet to determine the next course of treatment.”

In terms of health otherwise, Bambi is recovering well and his burns are healing, and the clinic is working closely with CapeNature and wildlife experts to decide on the next steps to take.

The young grysbok continues to make friends at the clinic including a rabbit and other animals.

The Overgberg Wildlife Volunteers continue to help Bambi and have donated R1 000 towards his recovery.

In a social media post, the clinic shares its deepest thanks for the generous donation to the recovery and treatment of the endearing and spirited grysbok.

“Thank you so much Bernardus Groenewald, pictured here with EberVet Vetshop’s Marileze Francis, and your colleagues for your generosity.”

Donations can be made and sent to the following details: 

Account name: EberVet Community Veterinary Care
Nedbank
Savings a/c #2060160014
Branch: Somerset Mall, Branch code 106012
Please use BAMBI as reference

Account name: KAWS
FNB Kleinmond
Cheque acc #62689636458
Branch code 250655
Please use WILDLIFE as reference

Banking details for sending donations

 

Picture: Bambi feeding outside the clinic / Facebook

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.