A 13-year-old from Delft, one of the poorest communities in Cape Town, South Africa, recently walked two miles to save his doggie. When the boy realized his puppy was sick and stopped eating, plus started having bloody diarrhea, he took it upon himself to find help.
He found it at Tin Can Town, an animal rescue that helps local dogs and cats. “She was very thin and the boy told us he didn’t have enough money for food for her,” Stöckigt who works at a rescue organization told The Dodo. “We told him we would do our best to save her life, and find her a new loving home that can take care of her. We thanked him for bringing her to us for help.”
They named the doggie Nanuk and put her on a drip. It turned out that the pooch had parvo virus, which can be lethal if untreated. If she wasn’t going to eat, there would be no hope for her.
The rescuers would cheer her up with the visits from foster kitties and, on the sixth day, Nanuk got better.
“I think it is a combination of the kittens, having one of us by her side the whole time giving her love and encouragement…” Stöckigt said. The rescuers are on the look for a loving forever home for Nanuk.