Johannes has no earthly possessions and lives in a veld, but he is rich beyond measure because he has a loving and faithful companion cat that he named Lady.
Sandton, South Africa (13 February 2020) – On this eve of Valentine’s Day, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) shared a heart-warming story of LOVE with South Africa.
“Meet Johannes … one of the most caring and responsible people we have had the pleasure of assisting. He has no earthly possessions and lives in a veld, but he is rich beyond measure because he has a loving and faithful companion cat that he named Lady.”
Lady had a litter of kittens recently, and Johannes realised that he could not care for both Lady and all her babies, so he took them to the Sandton SPCA. He surrendered the babies (they will be up or adoption in a few weeks) and asked if the team could sterilise Lady.
“WITH PLEASURE”, we said. After Johannes said a tearful goodbye to Lady, assuring her that he would be back to collect her soon. Our Kennel Manager and Vet Clinic staff took her off in the cat carrier to get comfortable in the clinic.
OH. MY. WORD. Lady turned out to be a real feral, feisty kitty. She hissed, spat and fought, making for a very challenging patient. No one could get close to her without full riot gear on, but we won the fight and, Lady was sterilised and treated.”
Johannes returned the next day to collect Lady and what the team witnessed was pure love and devotion. When Lady heard Johannes, she jumped up and literally flung herself onto the cage door to greet Johannes.
“The two of them ‘spoke’ for a short while and then, without any fuss, Johannes took her out of the cage and cuddled and kissed her. The purring was unbelievable. These two have a very special bond that is for sure!”
The Sandton SPCA has committed to giving Johannes a bag of cat food every month to help him take care of Lady. They are also setting up a box in their reception area where anyone can drop off donations for Johannes himself.
“Clothes, blankets, shoes, toiletries, non-perishable food and whatever else you could spare would be greatly appreciated. Our inspectors will deliver the goods to him regularly.”
Please also remember that they have a Backabuddy Valentines Campaign where all donations received will go towards the feeding of the special dogs and cats in their care. The link can be found by clicking here.
“Thank you for caring!”