SPCA are calling on the public to help find Bilbo a forever home!

The pup who stayed by the side of his unconscious owner for two whole days… now needs a home.


Parow, Cape Town – You may recall the incredibly special story we shared a while ago about this loyal little dog. Bilbo – as the SPCA named him – stayed by his homeless owner’s side for two whole days while his owner lay ill awaiting help.

Thankfully his owner was collected and taken to a hospital for treatment, but Bilbo was left behind, and the SPCA were called to assist him.

“A homeless man had sadly been found unconscious on a sidewalk in the Parow area having lain there for two whole days. When someone finally noticed that he was clearly gravely ill, an ambulance was called to take this poor soul to a hospital for urgent medical attention.

During this time a security guard patrolling the area had noticed a small, black dog patiently stationed by its owner – the dog had not moved for two whole days and stayed by his owners’ side while he was immobile – not even hunger could persuade this loyal companion to leave his master.

The security guard, not knowing where the ambulance had taken the man, asked the SAPS to help the dog and it was taken to the nearest vet.” 

With help from many devoted fans of Bilbo, the SPCA tried to find his owner contacting EMS and local hospitals, as well as canvassing the area to see if anyone recognised Bilbo. After an exhaustive search for his owner, the trail sadly ran cold, and they have not been able to reunite Bilbo with the owner he clearly loved so very much.

Now they need your help again – this time to find Bilbo a home where he can find the love and loyalty he gave so unconditionally!

“Bilbo has been a pleasure to know in our care. He is a mature adult male Collie X. He would thrive in a household with someone at home all day – maybe a person who is retired or working from home. He is super friendly and playful. He will suit older kids and very secure property as he is used to roaming freely.

This special boy has the biggest heart, and we can’t wait to see him find his happy forever after.” 

Please contact Adoptions on 021 7004152 to arrange a meet and greet to apply for Bilbo.

Sources: SPCA 
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