Lizzy is Lovely
pls take Lizzy. I don’t want her anymore. I have now baby
Katie gave birth to her 10 beautiful puppies at Vaalpets. Your financial support made it possible to rescue, restore and rehome all 10 puppies. Katie remains at Vaalpets waiting for her forever home, sterilised and healed from a horrible eye infection, she is now in perfect health, awaiting her perfect home. Please see her advert on Vaalpets Adoptables Facebook page.
Katie today and a few
of her beautiful puppies
We see your true colours
Three dogs were brought into Vaalpets at the beginning of the year in such a sorry state. These photo’s don’t do justice to their state of neglect. With love, dedication and care Danielle nursed them back into the beauties they actually are.
Ella is one of Coco’s pups that developed Cherry eye in both her eyes. The Eye Institute quoted R11 000 for both eyes. Urgent fundraising began.
THE STORY OF COCO (MAMA) AND HER OLDER PUPS SASHA & SHUMBA
Owners moved out and left their 5 dogs on the property. Two weeks later Vaalpets got a call to help rescue them. All we had was a pin drop
On arrival we first met a highly pregnant Sharpei who was nothing but skin and bones. Alongside her, were her two pups from her last litter. We carefully loaded the sweet-natured pregnant mama, Coco, first. Then Sasha and Shumba (Approx 9 months old now). Whilst loading them, we were rather rudely introduced to the very Big and impressive father of the pups, whose ferocious bark sent us inelegantly flying back into the car! Seconds later he exchanged the bark for a cuddle. He belonged to a neighbour. Oops….we nearly loaded him too. On the way back to the Vaalpets rescue centre, the one young pup vomited in the back of the car. It was not the vomit that horrified us, it was the fact that it only consisted of sand. How had they survived for two weeks without food? How could people do this?
Rescued just in the nick of time! A few days later Coco gave birth to eight puppies of which two were stillborn. Well done girl!
Sadly we could not save her paw
The new Shelley
Not all superheroes wear capes, some have four paws
Duke… our SUPERHERO
Read about him giving blood to save a life, surviving a fire tragedy, and becoming a celebrity.
Yesterday Duke just knew that he had to step up to try and save a life. Without anesthetic he lay dead quiet on the table while Dr Christa from Animaland drew blood from his main artery. What a trooper!! Shebas came to Vaalpets with advanced tick bite fever and the only way to save her life was with a blood transfusion. Sadly, she did not make it and died late last night. RIP Shebas.
Duke came to Vaalpets after the tragic fire at Purrpaws in 2019 (when Vaalpets took in 89 dogs). All 4 his paws were badly burnt, and the bones were exposed. His paws were bandaged up for 4 weeks and with the loving care of Danielle he slowly started walking again. Duke is a magnificent boy, with the face of a lion and a “marshmellow” heart. He loves cuddles and rubs. Next time you are at the shelter pat him on the head and say: “well done boy”.
He features in the Kwela Kyknet shoot airing on the 28th of February – be sure not to miss it! During December he was part of the Duck Point shoot and is becoming a real star with his charm and good looks.