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Meet Gladys, a six-month-old puppy who will become a guide dog for the blind in South Africa. She needs your URGENT HELP if she is to fulfil her destiny. While most of us see dogs as loving and faithful companions, some dogs go one step further and save lives. Gladys is one of those extra-special dogs.

Guide dogs are dedicated to helping us. Now it’s time we help them!


Help us to take action by donating today!

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The challenge is that because of the economic meltdown in South Africa caused by the corona crisis, the South African Guide-Dogs Association is desperately short of funds. Corona has had a severe effect on donations because people are suddenly poorer. Gladys needs medical treatment that is straining the ability of the Guide-Dogs Association to pay.

Not every dog is suitable to take on the task of helping a blind person and so the South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind has a responsible breeding program, using sperm from US guide-dog organizations.

Glady’s was born in the program and underwent extensive medical exams. During a check-up, it was discovered that Gladys has a potential problem with an elbow joint. If treated immediately, it can be fixed - if not, Gladys will never become someone’s life-changing companion. The vet bill for this care is astronomical and Gladys will still need extensive physiotherapy to ensure that she makes a full recovery.

Gladys' treatment is crucial - but expensive.


Help us to take action by donating today!

Donate today

If we can raise $6,000 (£4,600), not only can we pay for the physiotherapy Gladys needs, it will help pay for the completion of her two-year-long training so she can give a blind person a new life.

Gladys is one of 23 dogs presently being prepared by the wonderful people of the Guide-Dogs Association. Each of these dogs gives a blind person the gift of a new life - and the joy of a loving companion.

At the moment, 135 blind people in South Africa are waiting for a guide dog, so helping Gladys is especially important.

Gloria, we cannot bear to let Gladys suffer. Please donate today.


For the animals,


Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Founders Network for Animals

P.S. At Network for Animals, we care about animals and people - just as you do. Our hearts go out to Gladys, but our thoughts are also with the blind person who will be given a new life if we can help heal Gladys. Please donate today and help Gladys be the life-changing dog she was meant to be.

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