Have you ever heard a story that just warms your heart and makes you believe in the goodness of humanity? Well, this is a story about Ratatouille – not the famous rat chef, mind you, but a scrappy little pup who went from a life of misery to one filled with hope and love…
Just four months ago, brave little pup Ratatouille had no idea that his life was about to change for the better.
He was a stray dog, fending for himself on the harsh streets. Like most strays, his future looked bleak and hopeless.
His health was in a devastatingly poor state, with fleas and sarcoptic mange making him look and feel dreadful.
The life of a stray dog is a tough one – emotional and mental poverty, isolation, and deprivation are common. And sadly, their average lifespan is only between three to four years.
But on that fateful day, a kind-hearted woman was on her way to a client in Kraaifontein when she saw a frail puppy on the side of the road. She knew she had to help.
She gave him what little food she had – a slice of bread – and he ate it gratefully, wagging his tail in appreciation.
The woman then loaded Ratatouille into her car with the help of a kind gentleman, and they set off for Tygerberg animal hospital.
Once there, Ratatouille was given the care he so desperately needed. The hospital staff contacted Cape of Good Hope SPCA, and we took over the task of nursing him back to health. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it to see this little guy’s spirit lift with each passing day.
Soon, Ratatouille moved to the Adoption centre, waiting for his forever home. A healthy, happy pup, full of love to give. It wasn’ too long before his Rags to Riches dreams came true.
It’s amazing what a little kindness and compassion can do, isn’t it? So here’s to Ratatouille, and to all the animals out there who need a helping hand – may their stories continue to inspire us all.
Ratatouille – now “Archie”
An update on precious Ratatouille – he has officially been renamed to “Archie”.
Says new dog mom Melanie:
He is doing so well! You’d think he has lived here all his little life – super confident, feisty and food obsessed. He gets along with our other doggies really well too. Thanks so much! Melanie PS. Here are some cute pic updates
We are currently in desperate need of an industrial washing machine to help us wash the blankets and towels we use to care for the animals in our Adoptions Centre.
YES!! ! I will donate
towards a new Industrial Washing Machine for the Adoptions Centre
Your small donation can go a long way in helping us provide a clean and comfortable environment for the animals in our care.