GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Sometimes, something comes along that you simply cannot ignore...
My heart was extremely touched by
A few weeks ago, during a meeting with the designer of the cover of my book,
I heard about 'SALVIO' and his desperate need to find a forever home!!!
I am sure that, via this blog, we can perhaps help this little guy.
Here is Nolene's plea:
Salvio came into my life when I needed him most, now he needs me...
Four months later and I am still looking for a good home for this stunning young dog.
A while back, I had two beautiful Jack Russells: Sebastian and Arial, whom I was totally besotted with. They were my life. Unfortunately, on the 11 June I came home late at night only to find my house burgled and my dogs poisoned. Arial was dead already and Sebastian died in my arms at the vet the next morning.
As you can imagine I was totally devastated.
To help with my healing process, I phoned CLAW and asked them if I could foster a dog for a month. Jennifer sent me photos of Salvio - a stray that they found - and I immediately felt so sorry for him.
He was so thin and his skin had the worst case of mange I have ever seen.
Jennifer said that he would heal much faster in a home environment than at the vet. So off I went to go and fetch him. I decided to name him Salvio which comes from the Latin word meaning
... which was what the people at CLAW had done for him.
Salvio was a pleasure to have from the first day. He is fully house trained and extremely intelligent. Within the first week, I had taught him to sit, go down, wait, give his paw, and wait for his food. We are still working on roll-over :)
He is such a good companion, does not bark excessively and he loves playtime. He's not too fond of kids and I don't know how he is with cats. He is fine with other dogs. He has been neutered, micro-chipped and is up to date with all his vaccinations.
To my dear SOUTH AFRICAN friends...
Please would you look deep into your hearts to see if you can come up with a plan for sweet Salvio. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could help this sweet little guy to find a caring forever home?
Our paws are crossed here - for Salvio's plight.
Please help...if you can...