Photo Credit: PACT

Skippy was found during the KZN riots and taken to safety at PACT; today, he is still waiting for his forever home – could it be your home?


Phoenix, South Africa (03 August 2022) – While the riots were just over a year ago, the effects and fallout are still being felt today. Skippy, a rescue at Phoenix Animal Care and Treatment (PACT), is still hoping to find a home after being found wedged between the bars of a security gate.

The organisation received a call about Skippy and was told he had been found trapped between the bars of a security gate. He was terrified and badly bruised. Police officers saw him and went to the rescue, using their batons to pry the bars open to free Skippy.

“We rushed him to the vet, a very emaciated, sad and gentle boy. There was no permanent damage. We named him Skippy and waited for owners to contact us….nobody ever did.”

Sadly, Skippy has been at the shelter ever since and has yet to find a loving home. The team at PACT have taken him to several adoption days but has not yet found his furever family. The most recent adoption day saw many volunteers lending a helping hand. One volunteer took a shine to Skippy, trying his best to show Skippy that there was still love in the world.

“Yesterday (30 July 2022), at our Meet and Greet at Umhlanga Beach, he sat down with Sherwin and enjoyed each moment of being loved, being petted and being told how beautiful he was. Sherwin’s heart is so shattered for Skippy, so overwhelmed with grief and this photo tells a thousand words of how adult dogs are underestimated and overlooked. Volunteers try their very best to reassure them that they are loved but only the power of a loving home will ever mend their broken hearts.”

PACT estimate that Skippy is around 6 or 7 years old. Should you wish to find out more about Skippy, please chat with the PACT team here.

“Skippy will be your best friend, companion and best tennis ball catcher if he is given the chance. He is all ready and set just waiting to pack his bags to leave kennels and go to his forever home. He’s good with dogs, not tested with cats and amazing with kids.”

If you are not able to offer Skippy a home but want to help in some way, the PACT team are running low on dog food. They welcome donations of the physical kind, which you can drop off at the Ashburne Vet or funds via direct deposit. You can reach out to offer a helping hand using the details here.

Sources: PACT – Linked Above
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