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Kloof SPCA nurses unwanted, severely starved pooch back to health

The trainee inspector who found and rescued the pooch spent her free time rehabilitating the dog.

THE Kloof and Highway rescued a severely malnourished pooch, which was chained to a table and, through constant love and support nursed it back to health.

On 9 February,  trainee inspector, Sherri Radebe, was conducting a pro-active check at a property and discovered an emaciated black, cross-breed female dog chained to a table.

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The dog is believed to have spent her entire life on a short chain with almost no human interaction and was signed over as unwanted to the organisation’s inspector, who immediately brought her back to the NPO’s clinic for treatment.

“Our vet found that she was suffering from severe starvation and would have a long road to recovery,” said the Kloof and Highway SPCA’s marketing and find-raising officer, Brigitte Ferguson.

Sherri Radebe named the sweet soul, who had crept into her heart, Hope. “Hope was placed into our adoption kennels once she had received treatment in our clinic and started looking for a home. It was not easy as Hope was scared, didn’t walk on a leash and wasn’t as pretty or happy or confident as the other dogs available for adoption,” said Brigitte.

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Sherri spent every free moment with Hope, walking her and talking to her. “Hope’s transformation was incredible!” said Brigitte.

On Saturday, 10 March, Hope was adopted. “She couldn’t stop smiling and wagging her tail and knew- this was it. Thank you to the Hightman family for adopting Hope and welcoming her into your family. Go well Hope,” said a smiling Brigitte.




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