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The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa has compiled their ‘PAWsome Stories’ pocket book—a reminder of all the successful tales animal heroes have made possible:


South Africa (22 November 2023) — The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa recently shared its 6th edition of ‘PAWsome Stories’ — a virtual pocket book of heartwarming animal tales.

‘PAWsome Stories’ is a collection of 32 chapters where happy endings reign supreme and the efforts of animal heroes made differences for feathered, fluffy, shelled and voiceless South Africans.

From the three-legged Parrot-Beaked tortoise who was creatively fitted with a lego prosthetic leg to Cinderella the Chicken who was saved from more than a missing glass slipper and all the incredible stories in between, the pocket book is a must-scope for animal lovers.

Through the short but important tellings, the power of love for animals is as tangible as it is inspiring, especially considering that none of these second chance stories would exist in print or life without the kindness of people.

Take Trainee Inspector Sivuyile Kilwa who used quick-thinking to rescue a little pup from a daunting drain, or the team who took Khule’s story from dire straits to loving home. In every story, and on every level of need, kindness was the main character.

Handling around 4000 animals a month, the Animal Welfare Society does their best to make as many of these tales possible through a determined commitment to the animals of our country. This includes:

  • Nurturing sick/injured animals at their hospital
  • Microchipping
  • Inspections (which happen daily) in cases of abuse and neglect
  • Rescues
  • Taking in and rehoming animals

You can find the pocket book here, or even be part of the next good story by keeping up with the Animal Welfare Society. Spread the word, the love and most importantly, the kindness that makes these moments possible.

Sources: Animal Welfare Society of South Africa
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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