Dog survives horrific trap ordeal

2013-01-28 09:40

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.”

  • WotzisName - 2013-01-28 09:45

    "dog made a miraculous discovery"???

      UncleShep - 2013-01-28 09:53

      eish... News 24, sometimes....!!!!!

      derek.phoenix.73 - 2013-01-28 10:08

      “The wire cut him terribly deeply"..... Come on who writes this stuff??

  • leatitia.ferreira.3 - 2013-01-28 10:01

    why was he there in the first place an no owener was searching for him!! People should NOT have animals if they can't look after them!!!!!!

  • richard.zanner - 2013-01-28 10:01

    I wonder what "discovery" the dog made. But I am glad he seems to have made a recovery as well.

  • embarrassedtobeblack.margret - 2013-01-28 10:02

    brings tears to my eyes ..... wish they would find the ppl that set the traps and put them in it

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2013-01-28 10:03

    Entering into the souls of animals and birds (including barking dogs) by listening to the sounds they make develops general compassion. Well done the rescuers!

  • gerald.parker.3956 - 2013-01-28 10:05

    He discovered that Soshanguwe is NOT the place to be if you are a dog

  • jenny.gontier - 2013-01-28 10:12

    Actually he did make a "discovery" of sorts which is a miracle for him - the people of Wetnose.

  • gail.joyce2 - 2013-01-28 10:16

    OMG... who the heck wrote this article? Did you pass ANY of the Grades at school?

  • Lenr0c - 2013-01-28 10:24

    Poor dog. The person who wrote this report should feel ashamed

  • margareth.roux - 2013-01-28 10:35

    Amazing 'RECOVERY", not discovery!!! Very unprofessional!!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-28 10:55

    God bless Kaiko and may he find a better home that the one he had before. What marvelous work these Animal Welfare people do. Support them in every way you can. They and the critters they look after deserve it.

  • Lukyan.Ahmedenko - 2013-01-28 10:56

    Glad the dog is doing better, hope it makes a full recovery!!! Shame on the people who set these traps, hope you find yourselfs in on of those!!!

  • gerald.umraw - 2013-01-28 11:00

    get well soon my little furry friend, and hope you do find a good loving home where you will be spoilt rotten.

  • ngoako.mathekga - 2013-01-28 11:02

    Well the good thing is that the poor dog landed in the good hands(Wetnose) else others were going to tell us that it will be put down.

  • jcvos - 2013-01-28 11:05

    The Wetnose Foundation does an amazing job. All the animals at their premises gets time to enjoy life. they get fed, played with, let out to run free on the grounds like all animals should. I think if everyone could be like them then all animals can live happy. So if you think you are man or woman enough contact them and see how you can help. Unlike SPCA they look after the animals and make sure they enjoy every moment. So stop seeing the fault in this article and do something to help atleast.

  • theresa.pickering.1 - 2013-01-28 11:24

    If this doggy is not toooo big for my home I would love to adopt him. My email is if it can be passed on to wetnose. I will spoil him rotten!

  • wicus.berg - 2013-01-28 11:29

    This is such a sad story, but also such a beautiful story of endurance and the will to live. I'm going to try to adopt this dog.

  • Fox - 2013-01-28 11:32

    This is such a sad story. I absolutely love my dogs as if they were my children! But its also such a beautiful story of a dogs will to live. I'm going to try my best to adopt him.

  • ranase - 2013-01-28 12:01

    Lol the last time I commented on a dog article, white people cyberbullied me and I nearly killed myself! I will refrain from commenting!

  • Rohin - 2013-01-28 12:17

    oh man i wish i could provide a home for this spirited dog. :-(

  • drienie.mayo - 2013-01-28 13:58

    Just don't send him back to the township again......They obviously don't know how to look after animals.

  • eduard.l.goldschagg - 2013-03-26 10:38

    Why are these moronic perpetrators not named and shamed. We would like to know who they are!! Barbarians ???

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