SPCA thankful for adopted ‘furries’

2018-03-01 06:00
=Rover was adopted by a farmer in the Steytlerville region.        Photos:SUPPLIED

=Rover was adopted by a farmer in the Steytlerville region. Photos:SUPPLIED

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Although each and every animal homed is cause for celebration at the Uitenhage SPCA, two adoptions in particular, those of Milo and Azlan, really warmed the cockles of staff members’ hearts.

“We are extremely proud to report that our 2017 adoptions totalled 833, which clearly reflects a caring and supportive community for which we are incredibly grateful,” said Deirdre Swift, chairperson of the Uitenhage SPCA managing board.

Rover and Milo, two Airedale type terrier brothers, were surrendered to the Uitenhage SPCA in August, both gorgeous but huge, and the staff knew it was going to be a challenge to get them rehomed.

Azlan, a Rottweiler type male came in as a stray in July and was never claimed by his owners. Days turned to weeks, weeks to months. Then finally, Rover found his forever home!

“Although sad to separate the two Airedale brothers, Rover’s new owners could not take both of them as they already had a very large companion for him at home,” said Swift.

Three turned to two and the waiting continued for Milo and Azlan to find good homes.

“Fortunately, we have some very committed volunteers, and both were showered with love, attention and lots of walks while they patiently waited.”

Finally, at the beginning of the year, adoption papers were filled in for both of them, from two separate families, within 24 hours of each other.

“Excitement filled the air at the kennels and we all waited expectantly, while the adoption process took its course.

“We were not to be disappointed, and neither were Milo and Azlan – the waiting was over and they were finally gifted with their much deserved forever homes.

“The Uitenhage SPCA would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every family who crossed our threshold and made success stories such as these possible.

“We, and all our adopted furries, are forever in your debt,” said Swift.

  • Rover is out at a farm in the Steytlerville region, Azlan on a farm out at Elandsriver Valley and Milo found a loving home in Despatch.

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