Dog owner a shining example, says SPCA

2018-10-09 06:01
Lusiwe Bheko and his wife with his dogs, which he took to the SPCA to be sterilised.

Lusiwe Bheko and his wife with his dogs, which he took to the SPCA to be sterilised.

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The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA’s education team was privileged to encounter Lusiwe Bheko and his son who had travelled from Samora Michel, with their dogs secured in a wheelbarrow, to attend one of their education outreach sessions at Khanya Primary School in Phillippi.

Bheko knew the importance of having his two dogs sterilised to ensure they did not have any unwanted litters or health problems, but wasn’t able to pay for veterinary treatment.

“Thanks to the consistent efforts of our education officers in the local community, Mr Bheko had learnt of our free sterilisation service for people just like him and we were truly impressed with the lengths to which he had gone to bring his dogs to us for assistance. Pet ownership is a responsibility and we are indebted to people like Mr Bheko – a shining example of what a caring and dedicated owner should look like,” says CoGH SPCA spokesperson Tara McGovern.

Despite his own circumstances he chose to work with the SPCA to do the right thing for his animals.

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