Pitbull becomes heroine, again

2015-10-13 06:00
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Barbara Patr, Kloof and Highway SPCA manager with the male Africanis that was rescued from a snare in Molweni.

Photos: supplied Barbara Patr, Kloof and Highway SPCA manager with the male Africanis that was rescued from a snare in Molweni.

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CRESTHOLME resident Alaine Crawford and his Pitbull, Isis, were the duo that helped save the life of a helpless pup who was caught in a snare trap near their home last week.

According to Crawford he heard a dog whimpering and suspected that the dog had been caught in a snare in the bush close to his house, so he started searching for it.

However, the crying soon stopped and Crawford had to give up searching, as it was dark.

“I had previously contacted the Kloof andamp; Highway SPCA when I heard a dog crying and was instrumental in finding and rescuing a dog caught in a snare,” he said.

When Crawford visited the SPCA later that week he explained to Inspector Syd Nkomo that he suspected another dog was caught in a snare in the same area. Inspector Nkomo and Doctor Nthombeni followed Crawford.

He said that upon arrival Isis ran into the bush and led them straight to the dog caught in the snare.

“Even though Isis was still recovering from surgery, she saved another dog’s life and once again is the hero of the day,” he said.

The Kloof and Highway Inspectorate would like to thank Isis and Crawford for contacting them in both cases and urges the public to report suspected cruelty to animals or animals in distress to 031 764 1212 or after-hours on 073 335 9322.

Barbara Patrick, SPCA manager said: “We are always so grateful for the amazing community who are always there for animals in distress.

“To Alaine and Isis, a big thank you for yet another happy ending for a poor dog caught in a snare.”

- Supplied

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