Boomerang Boy Charlie Intro

A lengthy email was received by the rescue organisation we volunteer for Aniwell South Africa. The mail was from an irate adopter claiming that the puppy named Charlie he had adopted 2 months previously hasn’t turned out anything like he’d imagined and that he wanted to return him – pronto. Other than not appearing ‘pedigreed’ enough, the list of wrong doings and ‘crimes’ committed by the now 5 month old puppy painted a picture of an uncontrollable and aggressive dog that was putting the man’s children in imminent danger. The mail landed in my inbox in the late afternoon of 26th January and as Charlie had been homed in our neck of the woods, I volunteered to fetch him.

This is his story!

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PetPickings.com “No Kill” Revolution Starts Today!

Nothing happens without leadership. Current media reports indicate that over 10,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters across South Africa each week due to the lack of homes available for them. This equates to 40,000 per month and close on half a million every year. Simply because there aren’t enough homes to adopt them.

The difference between them being dead ... or sleeping ... is YOU!

So what can be done about it? We all need to quit sitting on the fence and thinking that there is nothing we can do to assist homeless dogs and cats, as there is ALWAYS something you can do. Achieving “No Kill” success in our communities depends on individuals willing to take responsibility. This does not mean looking for “someone to do something.” That “someone” is you. You need to make the decision to take the lead and recruit your family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Through this blog and our PetPickings.com Facebook Page, we’ll show you how to become a warrior and most importantly a hero in our revolution.

“Individually we are one drop, but collectively we are an ocean.” ~ Ryunosuke Satoro ~

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~ Mother Teresa ~

Due to the lack of available accurate and up to date collated statistics in South Africa, PetPickings.com is currently undertaking a study / research project to consolidate up to date information on the animals across shelters in South Africa. Once the study is complete, this information will be published in this blog.

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