Plucky puppy back on Rocky road to health

2016-04-26 17:56
Rocky grabs a rest with his new family. (Photo supplied)

Rocky grabs a rest with his new family. (Photo supplied)

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Cape Town - A plucky pooch named Rocky, for his fighting spirit, has a new home after he was rescued from a man trying to sell him on the streets of Cape Town at the weekend.

This just days after a dehydrated and malnourished Rocky lifted his leg on death.

On Saturday, News24 reported that doctors from Mediclinic and ER24 paramedics had saved Rocky from the hands of a man who was trying to sell him for R10.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said Dr Jan Killop and her colleague, Geoff Bettison, were conducting a route inspection for an event being held in the city.

"While they were patrolling the route, they came across a man who tried to sell the puppy to them," Vermaak said. 

Speaking to News24, Killop said the puppy appeared to be extremely weak and dehydrated. 

"We could see that he was not well, so we stopped the car and tried to reason with the man. We eventually called for the police to help us negotiate with him and finally we managed to get the puppy and get him to a vet for treatment," she said.

Killop said the puppy had rebounded once he was hydrated and nourished, and had found a home.  

"Now we have something celebrate. He was named Rocky because he is a fighter and because he is famous like a rock star," she joshed.  

"He has been adopted and he has his own bed in a new room. He has an amazing and loving home and he doesn’t want for anything."

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