One day, a 13-year-old South African from Delft, one of Cape Town’s poorest neighborhoods, travelled 2 miles on his own to save his puppy.
He realized his dog had stopped eating and was experiencing bloody diarrhea, so he took action and went out to get assistance.
He walked two kilometers into town to an animal shelter that helps care for the community’s dogs and cats. Stöckigt, a member of the rescue organization, said:
“She was frail, and the youngster admitted that he didn’t have enough money to feed her. We promised him we’d do everything we could to save her life and find her a new loving home where she could be cared for. We expressed our gratitude to him for bringing her to us for assistance.”
It turned out that the pup, called Nanuk, was suffering from a lethal illness called parvovirus, and she wouldn’t have survived without treatment.
To cheer Nanuk up, she got regular visits from other foster kittens in the shelter.
“I think it’s a combination of the kittens and having one of us by her side the whole time, encouraging and loving her…” According to Stöckigt. Nanuk’s rescuers are looking for a loving forever home for him.
If she wasn’t going to eat, Nanuk was going to die.
Thank God for this young boy’s kind heart, which saved her life!