Last week our Inspectorate staff rescued a total of four dogs from a canal in Southfield.
We believe the dogs were dumped in the canal with no way of escaping. One of the dogs was found shivering in a bundle, surrounded by faeces. This dog clearly sat in the same spot, hoping to be rescued.
The other three dogs, on the other hand, bolted when they saw humans, making it extra hard for our Inspectors to rescue them.
Our Inspectors battled for three days to capture the dogs, and it felt like a victory when they finally managed to rescue them!
Through persistence, SPCA Inspectors managed to successfully rescue the dogs and bring them to the safety of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
It was evident that the dogs had been in the canal for some time as there appeared to be an area which they made “their own” – an excessive amount of faeces were observed under one section of an overbridge.
A special thank you to the person that contacted the SPCA and kept us updated on the whereabouts of the dogs in the canal. We cannot rescue animals without the ongoing support of the public.
We are calling on the public to come forward with any information if you recognise the dogs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any information to assist our Inspectors with their investigation of abandonment.
We are appealing to those that can no longer keep their animals to rather bring them to the safety of the SPCA.
The SPCA will never turn an animal away.
No judgement and no questions will be asked.