Little Lulu was found in a veld, thrown away with the trash. Her little body was bundled into a garbage bag with the rest of a household’s disposable waste but a hero heard her cries for help.
Cape Town, South Africa (19 February 2020) – In times of tragedy, always look for the helpers… they are the heroes we need to celebrate!
The SPCA called her Lulu because it means precious; pearl; calm, peaceful and protected and it represents everything she is now and everything she will be in the future.
Sadly it doesn’t represent her past.
Yesterday, Lulu was thrown away with the trash. Her little body was bundled into a garbage bag with the rest of a household’s disposable waste and dumped in a veld on Imperial Road in Eastridge, Mitchell’s Plain.
Fortunately for Lulu, a resident of the area, Mr Ricardo Daniel heard her muffled cries, found the garbage bag and opened it effectively saving her life. Mr Daniel reported the incident to a crime group on WhatsApp, and he was given the SPCA’s number to call. After getting in touch with our control room, he waited at Lulu’s side until our vehicle reached her. He is proof that not all hero’s wear capes!
Lulu – a small breed, adult, x wirehair – was admitted to their animal hospital last night. She is currently being treated for an infection, the likely result of the fact that her matted coat is infested with ticks and fleas.
“We couldn’t be more grateful to Mr Daniel for showing Lulu the first of many acts of kindness that will now be commonplace in her life. We can only hope that Lulu’s spirit will heal along with her body and that we will be able to see her living in a home with a family who recognises that pets are valuable, irreplaceable and a privilege to share our lives with.
We also want to hold someone accountable for this unnecessarily act of cruelty, and we are calling on the public to please assist us with any information that can lead to the identification of Lulu’s owners.”
Abandonment is a crime in terms of the Animals Protection Act No. 71 of 1962 and those found guilty of contraventions of the Act could face a fine of R40 000 and/or a prison term of 12 months. The SPCA accepts unwanted animals with open arms; they never turn any animal away. Please call them on 021 700 4158/9 during office hours or on 083 326 1604 after hours should you have any information that can assist us with this investigation or to report cruelty in general.
“To every single person who reports cruelty and chooses not to look away, we send you our heartfelt thanks, you are our eyes and our ears, and we so appreciate you for standing with us in the fight against animal cruelty.”
Lulu’s veterinary treatment, rehabilitation, shelter and care and the pursuit for justice for her will not come cheap, it will cost in the region of R 20 000.00, but she is priceless, valuable and most definitely worthy of it.
Please will you consider a gift from your heart to hers with your donation made here by clicking here.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA
Constantia Branch – 025309
Business Current Account No. 071832858