Dog survives horrific trap ordeal

2013-01-28 09:40

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Pretoria - A Pretoria dog has made a miraculous recovery after his lower body was almost severed off by a trap in which he had been stuck for days.

Wetnose animal rescue’s Debbie Herselman said one of her inspectors had found the dog in Soshanguwe, reported Beeld.

“The wire cut him terribly deeply. The wound was about 3cm deep. All his front teeth had also broken off from trying to chew off the wire,” said Herselman.

The wound was mended on Wednesday during an emergency operation.

Kaiko, which means “forgiveness” in Japanese, is also being treated for tick bite fever after almost 300 ticks were pulled off of him.

“Some of our toughest inspectors got tears in their eyes when they saw him. It is a miracle that he is still alive,” she said.  

She said she believed Kaiko would recover completely within a month or two.

“I just hope we can find him a good home - where he will be spoilt rotten. No animal on earth deserves to suffer so horribly.”

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