Danie Toerien
2 minute read
12 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Animal rescuers are the real heroes in my eyes

Danie Toerien

Becoming a hero – in my book – doesn’t have to involve a life-threatening danger, a war or an extreme sport.

Like many other animal shelters, Tears is also expecting calls from people who will lose their jobs and will not be able to feed their animals, so they have appealed for donations too to help tide these pets over. Image: Facebook

Call me slow on the uptake and knock me out with a feather, but I just don’t know what it takes to be a hero nowadays. In the past – recent and distant – it was so much simpler to become a hero. Most often, earning a bravery badge – or whatever token was bestowed on the bravest of the brave – involved dying. Let’s be honest, the bar can’t possibly be raised higher than that. Soldiers dying in battle are all heroes if, of course, they were fighting on the winning team. The defeated dead are inevitably just casualties...