Photo Credit: Pet Rescue Pinetown KZN / Facebook

A little sausage dog was in the car when it was stolen… her mom was left distraught and started a community-wide search but thankfully some young men came to the rescue!


Durban, South Africa – Shelly Philipson Moore had her beloved dog Lucy in the car when it was stolen, distraught, she reached out for help and a community-wide search was launched to find Lucy the little sausage dog.

A WhatsApp group was started and pictures were shared all over social media while a group of people spearheaded the community-wide search.

Their efforts in getting the story out really paid off well as the message reached a group of young kids from the Ngani Yami youth centre in Dassenhoek. Little Lucy was found by the young kids, who immediately took her to Tracy, a woman who works at the centre. Tracy had seen the posts and quickly contacted Shelly to let her know Lucy was found.

Shelly then rushed over to get her little Lucy and they were reunited with smiles, tears and tail wags.

Shelly was so thankful for the kids who rescued her pup, and to every person who helped her search for Lucy.

“I do not know where to begin or how to thank all of the people who reached out without hesitation to join the effort to find our beloved Lucy!! Close friends, community leaders, total strangers – there are no words to explain how humbled and grateful we are. Lucy is safe and home thanks to the massive efforts of each and every special person who cared and joined the search (in person and online) and ultimately brought awareness about our plight, with Tracy sharing her picture with one of the local counselors who in turn shared it with the children he was working with and found our precious baby! To each and every single person who played a part and especially Andreas , Lee, Tracy and the young boys – Thank you!!!

We will be working with Tracy, Andreas and Lee to do something appropriate to recognize these young men for their outstanding act of kindness and responsibility, and hopefully be able to help make a difference in their lives and their community just as they have today made such a difference in our lives – love Shelly and Lucy”

Everyone following the story praised the young men for saving Lucy and taking her to a safe place. As you can see pictured below, they were all happy to help reunite Lucy and Shelly!


Sources: Facebook
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