Distressed dog trapped on a water hyacinth

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Amidst the pouring rain and chilling winds, a distressed dog was discovered trapped on a water hyacinth beside the busy N2 freeway near Old Faure. The current severe storms in Cape Town left many animals in danger, unable to find protection from the harsh elements.

Undeterred by the adverse conditions, the dedicated team waded into the cold water. As they approached, the stranded dog began to wag its tail and whimper with hope, evidently recognising the arrival of its rescuers. Inspectors Rowan Davids and Lwazi Ntungele, along with their colleagues onshore, coordinated flawlessly to secure the frightened dog. With great care, they navigated through the water and safely brought the dog to dry land.

Now under the warm and watchful care of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, the dog nicknamed river, enjoys a cosy bed and nourishing meals—a stark contrast to its recent ordeal.

This rescue highlights the vital role of our Inspectors and the critical need for community support. The SPCA’s efforts to save and protect animals rely heavily on your generosity. The team also requires essential equipment to conduct such life-saving operations effectively. 

We urge you to open your hearts and contribute what you can to aid in these noble efforts, ensuring that no animal is left behind in their time of need. Please donate now!

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