We have told you before about the terrible lives of street dogs in South Africa’s urban slums. Thousands of dogs live in townships where people have no idea how to care for animals or any money to do so. Street dogs are born, suffer and die without ever knowing happiness.
To make it worse, many uneducated South Africans believe animals have no feelings. Children are seldom taught to care for animals or love them. They treat animals the way they see grown-ups treat them and terrifyingly what they often see are adults torturing animals for “fun”.
Dogs live in daily terror of casual, heartless cruelty.
Dogs like Summer…
Summer lives in a tough area called Mitchells Plain. She was weak and hungry when she wandered on to a road, was mown down by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. Someone called our partner, Fallen Angels, saying the stricken dog was whimpering piteously as she lay dying.
All the flesh had been stripped from her foot, leaving broken bones exposed.
The vet saved Summer’s life, but not her leg
Poor Summer’s leg had to be amputated because of casual cruelty by a callous driver having ‘fun’.
This is the life of so many street dogs in South Africa. They are treated as if their lives mean nothing. No one paid any attention when this cruel monster rode over Summer and left her to die. Sadly, such cruelty is not unusual. We’ve seen dogs stoned, beaten, whipped and tortured for fun.
Network for Animals is on the ground fighting to help street dogs like Summer. We finance search and rescue missions and provide food and medical care. We can only do this if people like you and other animal lovers donate to make our work possible. Without, your help hundreds of dogs would die each week. Please if you possibly can, give today to Network for Animals.
For the animals,
Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Founder and CEO
P.S. Cape Town’s officials have admitted there are more than 230,000 street dogs in the city, but we believe the true number to be even higher. With your help, we will be there for as many of those 230,000 dogs as we possibly can. Please help us by making as generous a donation as you are able now.