It has been nearly 3 months since the devastating fires swept through the beautiful Garden Route on the back of the angry winds that accompanied the Cape Storm in June. According to News 24 it took 985 firefighters, 78 fire vehicles, six Oryx military helicopters, four Working on Fire helicopters and two fixed-wing bomber aircraft, to kill the flames.
While the devastating loss of seven human lives and over a 1000 damaged properties have been greatly publicised, one of the other, tragic effects, of the numerous blazes around the region was the number of animals that we lost in the chaos.
dotsure.co.za, being local to the Garden Route, with the support of the Knysna Veterinary Clinic, were heavily involved in the relief of injured and lost animals like Sheeba, who’s doing extremely well after her treatment. We however are only one of the many groups who assisted with the injured animals.
Furever Cats also provided their much needed assistance during the fires by rescuing and helping to re-home numerous abandoned felines. One of these furry fellows was a large middle aged male cat with a black furry coat, white paws and bright green eyes. He was named Kwaaitjie Kat, because of the mean attitude that he developed on the streets.
On 20 July 2017 Kwaaitjie Kat, however, found a loving home with one of our caring dotsure.co.za client’s, Lianca Saayman. He has abandoned his street dwelling ways and has quickly become the adorable ball of fur that he was always meant to be. According to Lianca the burn wounds on his paws, face and tail is healing nicely and he is no longer hissing and spitting.
Shout Out to Lianca for opening her heart and home to a pet in need! We are proud to have you as a part of the https://www.dotsure.co.za/family.
Remember love is a four-legged word.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Pic above: Lianca giving Kwaaitjie Kat cuddles
Pic above: The Saayman family with the newest addition to the family, Kwaaitjie Kat.