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Puppy saved from Khayelistsha dumpsite by NPO animal hospital

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A puppy’s life was saved from imminent death at a dumpsite in Khayelitsha after the Mdzananda Animal Clinic found the dog debris. During a routine run of the organization’s animal ambulance through the community to attend to dogs in need of medical assistance, a group of the City of Cape Town workers signalled the ambulance to a stop.


The City workers arrived at the site, to clean the debris-laden area when they stumbled upon the nearly lifeless puppy. Despite her critical state, she was still hanging onto life. The clinic reported that the dog was allegedly discovered just in time, mere moments from taking her last breath.


The puppy, merely three months old, was swiftly transported to the nonprofit animal clinic for urgent care. A medical evaluation revealed that she was suffering from severe mange and severe malnutrition. The clinic initiated a comprehensive treatment plan, including mange treatment, vitamin supplements, pain relief medication, deworming, flea and tick control, and essential vaccinations.


“On arrival the puppy looked like it had given up,” says Sr Heidi May, General Manager. “But once she started receiving love and care from our staff, she started showing a bit of spirit again.” The puppy received a gentle bath and nutritious food and is now recovering in the clinic’s hospital under observation.



“She is not aggressive, very passive and very lovable. It is very heartsore to see her in this condition and yet, she does not hate humans,” says Lynton Adams, Operations Manager.


According to the non-profit organisation, Nala has been steadily improving during her stay at the hospital. The clinic says she is now deemed ready for adoption through it’s stray program, having officially joined their care. She still requires some medication but is otherwise in good health and eager to find a loving forever home.


For any enquiries contact info@mdzananda.co.za or visit www.mdzananda.co.za 

Danielle Mentoor
Danielle Mentoor
Danielle is Smile FM's PM drive news reader. She has been in the radio industry since 2020 and started her career at a community radio station. When she's not keeping you up to date with the latest news, she's exploring the outdoors.

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