SPCA Tshwane recently reunited a dog that went missing almost a year ago with its owner.
Alex Ko Foko adopted his beloved Snoopy from the SPCA in December 2017. After a year, Snoppy dug a hole under his owner’s fence and ran out of their complex.
“The family drove around the area many times to look for Snoopy, and also put up notices but with no luck,” said SPCA Tshwane spokesperson Elsa Daniels.
On 3 September 2019, Foko received a phone call from an SPCA staffer informing him that his dog has been brought in by a member of the public, who found it on a smallholding in the Bashewa area.
“We were so surprised and happy when we received a call from the SPCA, saying that Snoopy was found. He was lost for almost one year. We didn’t think that we would ever find him again,” Foko said.
The SPCA Tshwane would like to give the public tips for when a pet goes missing.
Make sure you send a coloured photo of your pet to [email protected] In the email please include:
- Your name and contact details
- The area where your pet got lost
- Your pet’s name
- The breed, age and colour
- The gender and if the animal was sterilised
- Any unusual markings
- Any identification (Collar and tag, microchip or tattoo)
Visit both of the Tshwane SPCA branches to complete the necessary forms and to walk through the kennels.
Upload your missing pet’s details on:
Or post to the following Facebook pages:
- Lost & Found Pets Pretoria
- PawPrints – Lost and Found Pets
- Lost & Found Pets Tshwane
- Brainy Birds – Missing/Found Birds in South Africa (for missing pet birds)
Please visit the following places in person to look for your dog:
- Both of the Tshwane SPCA branches
- Wetnose animal rescue centre
- Wollies animal project
- Valley farm animal hospital
- Monument Park veterinary clinic
- Onderstepoort animal hospital
- All the animal clinics in your area
Things to keep in mind
- Make posters and place them in your neighbourhood, local schools and shopping malls.
- If your pet is microchipped, make sure that your contact details for the microchip are up to date.
- Note that while SPCA staff will do their best to reunite lost pets with their owners, the SPCA does not have a specific lost and found department and may not always be able to identify pets that have been reported missing.
- Remember to always have a collar and tag visible on your pet!
Disclaimer: The information produced by Infurmation is provided for general and educational purposes only and does not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your vet or other qualified health care provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you suspect that your pet has a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.