Starved, Chained and Urgently Needing a Home!


Ratty and Batty were found on outreach in De Doorns, living in filthy conditions, without shelter, food or water, chained with wires and ropes digging into their necks.

Fortunately hunger overcame fear and we were able to load them for Vet Point!

Both are suffering tick bite fever, malnutrition, mange (non contagious), anaemia and Batty was found to have an old break in his back leg. Having being left for over a year without treatment it is no longer fixable and will require amputation.

Siblings, small breed and approximately two years old, Ratty and Batty are looking for new homes! Behavioural assessment recommends rehoming separately to help them integrate with their new owners and animals!

If you can offer Ratty or Batty a forever home please email: 

If you can help us with their vet bills and operation costs please use the donation options below and ref: Ratty and Batty.

Sidewalk Specials is PBO approved and can issue 18A certificates for all donations recieved!

Massive thanks to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for your food donation and to Wag World ZA for the amazing comfy beds, many happy dogs in De Doorns tonight thanks to companies that care!

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