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Shaka’s little life was nearly over – a colleague did a very brave thing to save him. She’s a tiny person and two burly tattooed guys were in the mall trying to sell two puppies. She demanded that they get water for the puppies who were barely moving, telling them she would not pay R150 each for dying puppies.
Bizarrely, both the men went to get water: at which point, she grabbed the puppies and ran!!!!
She trembled for about an hour afterwards. The men selling the pups are often seen about town, and are thought to steal the dogs to sell. Lisa felt it was Karma at work!! The pups were flea-ridden and nearly dead from dehydration, but we nursed them back to life. A friend took one, we kept Shaka.
So this is with great thanks to Lisa for her courage, and for the enduring joy of Shaka…

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  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    It kills me to think people are that evil to mistreat something so innocent. I’m so happy your friend was able to make it out with the puppies and give them good homes that they deserve!

  • Thanks Vigor, I know what you mean. We think the men are involved with dog-fighting groups as well, but we can’t be sure. In that respect, Shaka was lucky. However in all other ways, we were lucky, because we have this beautiful companion in our lives now.. :) thanks for your comment!!

    – Karen01

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    I have heard that they go around stealing small dogs to use for training their dogs to fight for blood. We use to live in a place that this happened and we could never leave our dogs in their own yard unattended. Such a sad world we live in.

  • Argh, that’s so terrible hey?? Its unthinkably cruel… better keep your fur-babies close and safe!!!

    – Karen01

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    Great job!
    9-26-12

  • thank you SO much.. I gave Shaka a beeno biscuit for being so cute!! :)

    – Karen01

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    How beautiful :)

  • :) thanks so much Ellen, he’s really a little darling!! :)

    – Karen01

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 2 years ago

    Your friend Lisa is a hero, a light in the darkness of uncertain circumstances for homeless animals, tell her we here at RB admire her actions and pray we would be brave enough to do the same! This is for Lisa

  • Awww, that’s WONDERFUL of you, thank you so so much – I copy pasted and sent her this, I know it will make her day. She’s really always doing things to help animals, she once even brought a pigeon with a broken leg into the office, then took it to the vet. Some of the girls in the office were teasing her and she said very calmly “If I was a pigeon, I’d like to like somebody would help me…” So your award is a very well deserved one – and thank you again for that!!! :)

    – Karen01

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 2 years ago

    Awesome shot and very inspiring story,Lisa is a real hero :)

  • Thanks so much – she’s a definite hero!! :)

    – Karen01

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 2 years ago

    Aww, such an inspiring story. Heartwarming and upsetting at the same time. Happy these pups were saved due to the actions of one brave lady. Beautiful capture too!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Thank you autumnwind – I know what you mean, its both extremes, I guess so is our world hey? And very very happy to have Lisa in this world!! :) Thanks, milko-pup every few hours, and so worth it, heh heh

    – Karen01

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargaralmost 2 years ago

    So precious…a great story—hurray for the brave lady who saved the two little lives!!!

  • :) Thanks Pam, she’s a great soul is our Lisa… and this is one special dog too! :)

    – Karen01

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Oh my gosh Oh my gosh!! I love this baby. So precious!

  • :) So do I, lol… thanks so much Donna19, he’s worth all the adoration!! ;)

    – Karen01

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairalmost 2 years ago

    What a touching story! Good on them for helping those poor little babies! How can people be so cruel? So glad those puppies are healthier and happy now! What a beauty♥

  • Thanks Maisie – he truly is scrumptious!!! :)

    – Karen01

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