SPCA field worker bitten, support pours in

2018-01-25 06:01

SPCA Lower South Coast field worker Chris Bester was hospitalised after being bitten by dog at work this past weekend.

Bester, renowned on the South Coast for his selfless hard work and dedication to animal care, was reportedly bitten while responding to call to rescue a stray dog, resulting in him being hospitalised.

Residents sent out messages of support on Facebook wishing Bester a speedy recovery and complimenting him on his good service “Sitting here and just thinking of the dangers that SPCA workers really put themselves in. That stray dog that was reported could have rabies. The call-outs for an injured animal, who could and would bite at any second. There are really huge risk factors that you guys deal with on a daily basis yet you still put in an effort into for caring and looking after the animals. All of my best wishes and wishing you a speedy recovery,” said Rudolph Jones.

SPCA manager Lauren Ferreira said Bester, known to his colleagues as a bubbly character with an avid sense of humour, kept his high spirits even during these tough times.

“I went to meet Sabelo [SPCA inspector] at the hospital to help sort things, and regardless of any situation, Chris is always positive and in high spirits. ‘My boys’ are extremely important to me and I know first hand what they deal with on a daily basis. This job takes special kinds of people and I feel so blessed to have staff who always go the extra mile and give everything for the love of animals.

“My days are a lot easier having them around, as they always lift one’s mood and we all appreciate Chris’s wicked sense of humour. Love to you and your family,” said Ferreira.

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