‘Ugly’- the dog who stayed…Cape town URGENT foster/ forever home needed!


Does it look bad? Does it make me look ugly? I mean uglier..I know people’s think I look ugly and mean…

Does you think we could cover it with a bandana?

Then maybe some nice people will see me and take me home?! ..Maybe?

I didn’t mean to cut myself, I’d just waited so long! I waited and waited, my daddy said “stay” so I stayed!

It was hot and I stayed, I was thirsty and I stayed, I was so hungry and I stayed. I stayed when the kids threw rocks. I stayed when it got dark and scary. I stayed and I thought he’d be proud of me… I thought he’d take me home again…

I stayed so long that my rope got tight… I stayed so long I bled.. I stayed till I couldn’t stay no more then I pulled! It hurt me so much to pull free but I knew that my Daddy must’ve lost me and if I could just find him again he’d make the hurtie go away!

But I couldn’t find him, I couldn’t find a single kind face, people looked at me like I was mean, they yelled I was ugly and threw things, I’ve never had a name before..maybe ‘ugly’ is my name?…

After a few hours running I got to the highway, the cars were scary but not as scary as the cruel people, then a car pulled over and a man got out- it wasn’t my Daddy but he spoke softly, he seemed kind- so i wagged my tail real hard, so he knew I was kind too!

And he must’ve understood cus he rescued me, he put me in his car and took me home, I wagged my tail real hard for his doggies so they knew I was friendly! I played with their children and showed that I was a good boy, “a real sweetie” they said!

But then they said there was no room for me… they had full house already… I thought I’d been good enough that they’d love me… but maybe no one loves an ugly black dog with a nasty wound, maybe Daddy was right to leave me tied up alone?

‘Ugly’ (we call him Ollie ) is a 4+- year old male Staffy mix, he’s been brought up to date on his shots and sterilised,  he’s great with kids and other dogs but wants to chase cats.

He’s trusting and gentle and has nowhere to go! If you can foster/ adopt please contact Rachael on 0791 99 2253, if you can’t please SHARE! 

If you are able to help with Ugly’s medical bill, please donate.

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