SPCA offers pup new lease on life

2015-05-26 06:00
Bambi after the love and care by the SPCA.
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Bambi after the love and care by the SPCA. Photo: supplied

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A DOG that had little or no means of survival has been given a second­ chance thanks to the love and care by the Kloof and Highway SPCA.

Lisa Gadd, SPCA outreach officer, said the pup was brought to them two months ago by a concerned member of the public.

“In February, Nikki Mathios from Pet Rescue Pinetown received a call regarding a thin, frightened dog running down Bamboo Lane.

“The female dog was extremely thin, very scared and howled when Mathios tried to help her.

“Mathios had a leash, tinned food, water and a treat. She was then taken to the Kloof and Highway SPCA and it was then that Nikki named her Bambi, due to the fact that she had been found in Bamboo Lane.”

The dog was admitted to the clinic under the supervision of Dr Yesh Govender­.

Bambi was diagnosed with malnutrition, a low immune system and severe demodectic mange and blood tests were taken.

“Bambi was bathed, cleaned as she was covered in ticks, had hardly any hair and her body was skeletal. She was so weak and could hardly stand.”

“Days and weeks have gone by and Bambi has thrived on the love and dedicated care she has been received from the Kloof and Highway SPCA staff.

Mathios visited her many times during the weeks to give her treats and walk her.

Bambi has a condition called Entropian, where the eyelid folds inwards causing the eyelashes to scratch and irritate the surface of the eye thus causing an infection,” said Gadd.

Bambi has been recovering at the SPCA for 12 weeks and her rehabilitation has been remarkable. Bambi is now up for adoption and looking for a home to call her own.

If you are interested in adopting her, please contact Kloof and Highway SPCA on 031 764 1212/3 or visit her at the Kloof and Highway SPCA, 29 Village­ Road, Kloof

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