First there is Nina – a dear old lady in great physical health but love-starved because of neglect. For nearly a decade, Nina led a solitary life outside. She was never allowed in the house by her owners and they eventually surrendered her. A foster parent took her in and the two grew very attached – so much so that Nina was distressed the whole day when her foster dad was at work. Because of her constant pining, he reluctantly returned her to the kennels where she lost a huge amount of weight due to the stress of kennel life. The staff at Animal Welfare Stellenbosch say Nina is a gentle soul who thrives on love and affection. She’s a smallish mixed breed between eight and ten years old – the ideal companion for an older person or someone who works from home.
And then there’s Mickey who is currently being looked after by the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha. Found just in time, this mixed-breed stray with the gentlest of personalities was just skin and bone when first found wandering the streets. The staff at Mzananda initially thought Mickey was a girl because of his beautiful, gentle nature. His tail never stops wagging and he just adores being loved – something he clearly is new to. Not too energetic, Mickey would be the perfect friend and companion for someone who leads a quiet life and who truly cares for animals.
If you’re interested in adopting or fostering, please contact:
Animal Welfare Kennels Stellenbosch
Marcelle van Zyl
Mzananda Animal Clinic (Khayelitsha)
021 433 1942