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In Pics: From street dog on the brink of death to finding his forever home!

In Pics: From street dog on the brink of death to finding his forever home!

Meet Bruce, the Sharpei cross that was rescued from the streets in Durban by the Jordaan family who lives in Centurion, Pretoria.

 

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Bakenkop Animal Clinic shared an inspirational post about a couple who drove over 1200 kilometres to rescue a pup on the brink of death.

In September 2018, Jacque Jordaan saw a very saddening post on Facebook about a dog wandering the streets of Durban. He was emaciated, had a terrible skin condition and he feared any human contact. Kind people in the Durban area put some food and water out for him close to a building where he seemed to feel safe and spend some of his nights.

“The thought of this helpless dog living on the street really touched the hearts of the Jacque and his wife, Carina Jordaan. So 2 days later they decided to drive all the way to Durban, find the dog, get him in the car and bring him back home so they can love and take care of him. They did just that!”

After a very long trip and special efforts to get this dog to trust them, they were on the way back home with this sweet but scared dog resting on the backseat of their car.

With the drive back home, they decided to name him Bruce. He was in a worse condition than they initially thought. While driving, they phoned our Clinic to tell us that they will be bringing Bruce for a check-up afterhours as it was obvious that he needed some medical care.

“Dr Jeanine met Bruce later that evening. He was diagnosed with a skin condition (mange), a severe worm infestation, he was weak and had wasting of his body due to his poor condition. The Jordaan family was dedicated to help Bruce and they went home that evening with some medication and strict instructions to keep Bruce separated from their other dogs until he is healthy.

The family followed the instructions. They made sure Bruce knew that they were there to help him. Even though he was scared, he already started wagging his tail when he saw them on day 2. They checked up on him every 90 minutes and he was fed a high calorie diet 3 times a day.”

Only a month later Bruce was brought to our Clinic again for his castration and vaccination. His hair had started growing back and he picked up 8kg and he is busy transforming into a different dog.

He got introduced to the two other Jordaan Rescue dogs. And in no time the Jordaan family grew with an extra member.

“It is so heart-warming to see people with a true love for animals, willing to go through so much trouble to give a dog a second chance. Jordaan family, we salute you! We can’t wait to see Bruce for his next follow up and we know that he is already the happiest and healthiest version of himself.”

See the pics below of the pups inspirational journey.

Bakenkop Animal Hospital is a private, small animal hospital in Centurion with extensive diagnostic, surgery and consulting facilities. They also have an animal pharmacy for dispensing medication and an on-site and online Vet Shop.


Sources: Bakenkop Animal Clinic 
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