Lappies went missing for seventeen days… she had been walking on a broken leg, but her journey has been one for the books!


Cape Town, South Africa – Terrified by humans, Lappies made a run for it the second she had the chance.

Lappies came in from Villiersdorp with a broken leg. She was taken to a rescue group to be treated, but when she arrived, she snuck out and made a run for it, broken leg and all!

Rescue organisations started the search and after a few days, realised that Lappies is cunning and knows how to avoid contact with humans. They were surprised by how resilient she was in spite of having a broken leg but the pup was eventually spotted on the Mowbray Gold Course, seen limping around on their cameras.

Lappies stayed on the run for seventeen days before being rescued once again. This time everyone was prepared for Lappies and made sure she couldn’t escape.

“Everybody answered the call to action and searched high and low but the ever evasive girl was nowhere to be found. We feared she had moved on and would not be found, but today a miracle happened when she finally became too tired to run. A kind person found her exhausted and terrified but Lappies allowed her close enough to contain and the chase was finally over.”

“The support that this amazing dog has received over the past few weeks have been overwhelming and every person who searched, shared and prayed have played a part in this phenomenal rescue.” – Aid 4 Animals In Distress

Once they got Lappies to the vet, they were horrified to learn that in her other leg (not the broken one) she had a bullet. It was an old, healed wound, but it gave everyone some insight as to why she is so terrified of humans.

“The most shocking discovery of all today is that when they did her x-ray they discovered a bullet in her good leg. It is old and so will not be removed. It is absolutely devastating what this discarded dog has been through in her life, thank you again for all the amazing support for her and we will keep you updated as she goes through her transformation”

Lappies has crept her way into the hearts of hundreds of animal lovers. She will remain with the “Aid 4 Animals in Distress” while she recovers and slowly learns to trust and accept love again.

You can follow her journey here.

Sources: Aid 4 Animals In Distress
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