‘War dog’, Django, to meet and greet in PMB

2015-11-04 06:00

THE DJANGO Homecoming Cause is bringing “war dog” Django to ­Pietermaritzburg to meet and greet his fans and supporters.

Django and Holland were reunited in ­August after a two-year separation.

Holland, a former American K9 ­explosives handler, was paired with the ­German Shepherd in Kandahar, ­Afghanistan four years ago and the two formed an unbreak­able bond over the 18 months they worked together.

Before Holland returned to South Africa, he promised Django he would one day bring him to retire and live with him.

Holland underwent a mammoth struggle to get “custody” of Django and received great support from the public in fulfilling his promise.

The Witness

(Fevers sister paper)wrote that Django has settled into domestic life in South Africa happily, having swopped army troops for monkey troops in the garden he now lives in.

Holland said a percentage of the takings would be given to organisations that ­ support dogs in need.

“There is a Bull Terrier Foundation in ­Johannesburg and a German Shepherd Foundation for dogs that need homes, food and blankets. I think it’s appropriate that we support them.”

Django is friendly and approachable, and people can take pictures with him, said Holland.

- The Witness

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