Sad but true. We see so much neglect and cruelty on a daily basis, but then there are always that 1 or 2 that can actually reduce us to tears – partly from anger, partly shame for the human race, anger, pitty and even just a sense of relief. And Dia is one of them.
Just one more poor soul that no one saw, no one heard, cared , no one bothered to help...... Dia (meaning butterfly), an unsterilised female boerboel cross, only about 4 years old, was found in the most horrendous state yesterday while we were collecting animals for sterilisation in Gugulethu.
As our field workers sifted through the informal settlement, they spotted a bundle huddled in a heap of rubbish in the cold, literally a bag of bones, laying in her own faeces, swarms of flies covering her, no shelter and not a bowl in sight to even suggest that she had ever been fed a meal.
The owners could not explain why they had left her in such a mess and neglected her so terribly, and were quite happy to just sign her over to us to be put to sleep.
Because the response to our pleas for fosters have been slow, it was initially decided that we would rather put this beautiful girl out of her misery and send her over the rainbow.
But once we looked into those haunting eyes, received a few pleading licks, and saw the hope shining through, there was no way that we could even think of letting this girl leave this world now.
So she was sterilised instead, and is now looking for her foster home. This is where you, our suppawters are so important in helping us to save lives. We are needing a foster home for Dia.
Someone that is home during the day to make sure she gets 4 meals a day to start building her up (she weighs a mere 18kg, and should in fact weigh around 28kg), and give her all the TLC she needs and deserves.
So we have put our belief in you, and are waiting for a response from a fairy dogmother out there that will help this beautiful butterfly’s wings to spread again.
Please contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (021) 510 7360.