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, I am Maree Koch and I live in a small village Bathurst Eastern Cape, South Africa. Fortunately we live on a large plot of land. Bathurst has a township, Nokohanyo, where many people live. Due to the current economic climate, many of the families have little or no source of income. Unemployment is very high. This results in abuse & neglect of family pets mainly dogs.
My passion is caring for and looking after abused dogs wich i have been doing for the past 3 years. Todate I have looked after and in the majority of cases I have provided a home for many of them. In some instances where mothers have had puppies I care for the mother and pups up to the puppy age of 6 weeks. Through my network, I've been able to re-home all puppies to good homes. The mothers stay with me as due to the abuse that they have endured, they require much attention. A example is that of a young mother who lived at the local rubbish dump. She found a broken water tank where she gave birth to 5 gorgeous puppies. She was brought to me when the pups were about a week old. I have other dogs included in my pack that have also been abused.
A example is that of a 6 month male young dog who was subjected to terrible physical trauma. Joey is his name. He was held down by a group of school children who tried to neuter him. His back right leg was so servely broken that it had to be amputated.
I currently have 15 dogs. My pack accept me as the pack leader. There is a tremendous sense of comradeship. There are older dogs as well as young ones. Each has special needs and surprisingly they have established a loving family relationship amongst themselves.
Now to care for and provide a home for an every increasing pack requires financial support. Todate I have supported my passion with the help of my husband who is a pensioner. Family and friends have also assisted. Unfortunately due to the economic climate, everyone is finding it difficult to assist. I'm appealing to everyone to assist me by making a small donation. Cash or food such as dog food, chunks, maize meal and meat. I need on the average R5000 per month. This also covers medical costs.
I truely value the donations received as each one contributes to a rescue dog being given an apportunity to live in a safe and loving environment. Many thanks.
- Maree Koch
The PetarkUpdate posted by Maree Koch at 05:06 am
Morning i just want to thank everyone who has donated so far, i can only draw after 20 days. Faith, Peaches and Rocky rock star went in yesterday to be sterilized, Rocky has been getting treatment for the horrible mange he came with, his skin was so bad but we