In South Africa, outreach workers with Sidewalk Specials frequently provide dog owners the tools they need to maintain their animals alive, healthy, and safe.
They provide families with services, medicines, and information for their dogs, including sterilization, heart guard, flea treatment, and more. The goal of Sidewalk Specials as an organization is to meet individuals where they are and provide them with information to help them be better pet parents.
Even while they make every effort to keep pets with their owners whenever feasible, there are frequently situations when the neglect is so severe that finding a new home for the dog is a far better choice.
Sometimes the dog’s owners are opposed to the notion, but other times they realize that their animals aren’t being cared for and they are grateful for the assistance – even if it means saying goodbye to their pet permanently.
Recently, while conducting outreach, staff visited a home where a little dog in severe condition was present. Pumpkin, a sad pit bull puppy, was trembling and struggling to stand on some rocks.
Rescuers wanted to take the 2-month-old puppy and give him a good home and medical attention, but they weren’t sure how the owner would feel about it. Thankfully, the owner agreed wholeheartedly!
In addition to giving up the little puppy, the owner also agreed to have Pumpkin’s mother sterilized.
They found Pumpkin to be “riddled with worms, anaemia, and tick bite fever” when they got back to the clinic. Sidewalk Specials is striving to locate Pumpkin a loving home while he receives medical attention.