Posted on 2024-01-29 11:46:21
Losing a pet is a devastating experience – you only have to look at the heartrending posts on Facebook to feel what owners go through when their fur babies disappear.
Fortunately for dogs, Cody and Brody, who went missing from their Greenwood Park home on 11 January, the story had a happy ending.
Owing to the heavy rains and reports of flooding in some areas, inspector Sabelo Ngcobo (pictured above) was on standby to respond to any reports of animals in distress.
On Sunday, 14 January he received a call about two dogs that had fallen into a canal at the waste water treatment plant in Sea Cow Lake, and were unable to get out.
Sabelo went out to rescue them and brought them back to our SPCA. Luckily, they were none the worse for their adventure, and were obviously someone’s pets. But they were not microchipped, so we had no idea who they belonged to.
Next day, when our adoptions team arrived at work, they checked the Lost & Found book and found an entry matching the description of the two dogs. They called the owner who rushed here to see if they were her dogs – and yes, they were!
Happily reunited, the dogs were microchipped before going back home.
If your pets go missing, be sure to report it to your local SPCAs. Or better still, have your precious fur babies microchipped to make indentification quicker and easier!