PICS: 'Manky' dog spared a sad and lonely death

2015-11-06 18:32
Manky sometime after he had been rescued gets a cleaning. (Photos supplied by SPCA)

Manky sometime after he had been rescued gets a cleaning. (Photos supplied by SPCA)

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Durban - A puppy, malnourished and covered in mange, was saved from a lonely death in a sugarcane field near Kosi Bay by a philanthropic couple who spotted him wandering alone.

The once aptly named 'Manky' was spotted by a couple as they passed through a crop of sugarcane on their way back to Durban after holidaying in Zululand in August.

Now, three months later, after some serious rehab at the Empangeni SPCA, Manky has been transformed from a "stinking wreck of a dog" to a playful happy pup.

Empangeni SPCA spokesperson, Cheryl Whittaker, said the dog was in a bad way when he arrived.

“His whole body was covered in mange sores and infection. He had no fur to speak of,” she said.  

“His rescuers drummed up the support of friends and colleagues who have funded much of Manky's treatment as well as funding special food for him.”

In colder weather, Manky had four jerseys to keep him warm because he was unable to regulate his own body temperature.

“He is such a happy little dog and plays with the kennel dogs on our property and is much happier around people. He is now being socialised and taught to play and to trust,” she said.

(Pictures provided by SPCA)

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