MANY HANDS

MANY HANDS

There is an attack on two dogs at 2.00 am on a Sunday morning. The dogs are female Greyhounds, mother and daughter, living in a house in the notorious Elf Street, close to Lulu’s Tavern. The daughter, Rover, barely a year old, is deeply slashed on the side of her...

A TAIL OF THREE PUPS

A TAIL OF THREE PUPS

Two puppies are brought to our Thursday afternoon Outreach by a child of no more than six. The pups have a fever, inflamed eyes, a watery discharge from the nose and a yellow, jaundiced appearance to skin, gums and ears. We are flummoxed. The signs are confusing. The...

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

He works under cover of night when everyone is sleeping. Except the dogs. The dogs are on duty, outside, protecting family and property, as dogs do. Our message to dog owners is simple. Bring your dogs indoors at night where they are safe, where they will keep you...

BIRD ON A WIRE

BIRD ON A WIRE

Late in the afternoon we receive a desperate message from a man confined to a wheelchair, reduced to sitting looking through a road-facing window. He has been listening to a bird screaming all day. “There’s a Giant African Heron hanging upside down, high in a tree in...

WE SEE YOU!

WE SEE YOU!

She came slowly plodding to the field, a makeshift lead around her throat, both eyes so badly encrusted with scabs, she was almost blind. She was also heavily pregnant, belly bulging with unborn pups. The boy who led her is one we know; a young gap-toothed child...