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For the love of a dog, help us find his master.


Parow, Cape Town – There are moments when animals can teach us so much about unconditional love. From the legendary story of Hachiko’s immeasurable loyalty, cases of dolphins helping drowning swimmers, to brave dogs defending their families under threat, you don’t have to look very far to know how incredibly loyal dogs are – just think of your own beloved pet’s devotion to you.

A few days ago the SPCA received a call that moved them to tears.

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.

CoGH SPCA Pound Manager Jody Africa immediately collected the very friendly male Collie X for safe-keeping. Bilbo, as they have temporarily called him, is a charming, fluffy older gent around +-7 years of age and has been a delight to know while in their care.

“Bilbo is a very loving dog and we can’t imagine what he went through sitting next to his owner for 2 days – no food, no water and no idea about what was happening, “why is my master not talking to me or petting me or walking me like he normally does?”

We have seen firsthand just how incredible the bond between homeless people and their pets can be…
So often these dogs are the only source of unconditional love and companionship in their lives, and if this man has survived, we are sure he is missing Bilbo dearly.”

Bilbo showed utter devotion and loyalty to his owner and the team want to do all that they can to try and find his master– he clearly means the world to this little dog.

Should anyone have any contacts in hospitals around the Cape Metropole – possibly government hospitals near Parow – please share this post with them.

Please help us reunite Bilbo with his owner and submit any information related to this matter to the CoGH SPCA on 021 700 4158/9 or email inspectorate@spca-ct.co.za.

Pup stayed by the side of his unconscious owner for two whole days... until help came! SPCA Bilbo

Sources: SPCA 
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