Late on the afternoon of Saturday, the 2nd of January 2021, when most people were still relaxing in the afterglow of their New Year’s celebrations and welcoming in the year 2021, Adora-Bull Terrier Rescue and Rehabilitation received a call for help.
In the informal settlement of Atteridgeville, on the outskirts of Pretoria, there was a Bull Terrier who was being kept inside a lady’s home (a humble little shack) for his safety and needed to be extracted as soon as possible before news travelled that he was being kept out of sight.
Adora-Bull Terrier Rescue and Rehabilitation leapt into action with our Pretoria Action Man, Riaan van der Merwe, making urgent arrangements to assist in securing the soul in need of a safe harbour. When he arrived at the home, the little Bull Terrier was lovingly wrapped in the lady’s own (and possibly only) blanket and kept warm.
When he was lifted into Riaan’s arms, he was truly just bones and open wounds. This tired, sore Bull Terrier had escaped terrible circumstances which had left him not only thin and dehydrated but with scab upon scab and large open wounds, due to bites marks and burn wounds, across his body. He also had extremely infected eyes, and one eye seemed like it might not have much function remaining.
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