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Meet Ubuntu! 🐶

His last owner called him Ladin, but it’s safe to say his last owner can go F%#* himself..anyway..😡

Whilst aimlessly trawling Facebook as we do, there was a picture of Ubuntu laying in the dirt of of Gugulethu with the caption:

“Township life- in every corner there’s a cruel dog!”

There was a lot of cruelty in that picture but it had nothing to do with the dog! 😢

A few Facebook messages later and voila- a rendezvous on Long St- me & three cool guys from Gugulethu who’ve convinced the ‘owner’ to let his dog drive off into my little ginger arms. 🚗🙎

A quick vet check up and Ubuntu is pronounced healthy (as far as a half starved, dehydrated, mange ridden dog can be) 🐶💕

I took him home and he ate, I even got a tail wag! Then he went and hid in my garden in a shivering ball to sleep. Didn’t enter his head to come into the warmth 😢

An hour, half a chicken and some enthusiastic lead work later I finally convinced him to come in from the cold! ❄️❄️❄️

Amazingly I’d had two offers of foster homes before I’d even got Ubuntu to the vets, which was an answer to prayer as DARG was closed due to a Distemper outbreak & I was having to head to the UK for a visa renewal (thanks Zuma!) I chose the Barry family- simply as they were lovely and had offered first! 💕

My original post had asked for financial help too, something I hate doing but after 8 months of rescue my finances were dead beat, my small but fierce following on ‘DARG Foster Mom’ stepped right up & saved the day though: R2750 in two days. Medical costs covered!💰💷

The morning after the rescue I took Ubuntu past another vets, to get a second opinion and pick up his Mange medicine. 💊💉 Curtly I was told, “I hope you told this new family he’s never going to be a fluffy puppy!”…🚫🐶🚫

“….well you dont say Sherlock?!” Sometimes you find cold hearts in the oddest of places! 😡

I was going straight from this charmer to drop the seriously shut down Ubuntu to the Barry’s- I was now worried over the reaction he would get. 😷😷😷 He was crawling with fleas and ticks, smelled like death and his farts could have knocked out a small town (deworming has lovely side effects- his poo looked like an escaped extra from ‘Alien’) 💩

The Barry’s had sent a text saying they were excited to meet him- would they turn their nose up like the vet had?! 😧

The moment had arrived, the Barry children came out to greet me, opened the back door of the car and….well to see how the story unfolds watch the video below 💕

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