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Sipho in Hermanus is #LargerThanLife


Facebook Link: Hermanus Animal Welfare Society

About 8 months ago, a little chap marched into our reception area, stating “N’difuna i-band!” (Isi Xhosa for “I want a leash”) and then he said “N’difuna i-dogmor!” and we kind-a went “HUH?!?!?”
Well, he got his ‘band’ and his ‘dogmore’ and proceded then to come and visit us just about every week, each time bringing his dogs along with him.
Time passed and lots of ‘dogmor’ later, we learned that his dogs names were; “Government”, “Policeman” and “Social Worker”.
And more time passed and we learned to know each of the 3 dogs pretty well, as this young fellow brought them to us when they needed help.
But then we noticed something odd….the little guy, who’s name emerged as “Sipho”, was bringing us waaaaaaaaaayyyyy to many different dogs and puppies.

So we began asking questions.
At first, Sipho was having none of it.
But then, slowly, the story began to emerge…..

Sipho had made it his self-appointed task to round up EVERY SINGLE SICK DOG in his neighbourhood, and see to it, that the animals came to HAWS to be treated and healed.
But Sipho went even further, and rounded up every single puppy and its owner in his local area, insisting that they come to HAWS and get the puppies dewormed, kitted out with fancy leashes and collars, and generally health checked (for the puppies) and healthy handling checked (for the owners) by us here
Obviously all of this “care” has cost quite a bit of cash and Sipho, bless his little generous heart, has thought it’s all been for free. Sadly, though, economic realities must intrude for most of us and they have done so with Sipho. This poor fellow is devastated that he can’t have free “muti” anymore. We simply cannot afford to keep carrying the costs for Sipho, despite his stirling efforts cleaning up our forecourt, and trying to “earn” all his animal care.
Thus, we’d like to ask the folks in this town of ours, if there are any out there who’d be willing and able to help us start Sipho’s Fund, to which folks can contribute so that this little animal warrior can carry on being the shining example he is trying to be.
Folks in the fortunate position to be able to help us, please either call Lenke on 0283121281 or email her at so that we can help this future leader of ours succeed.
The Hermanus Animal Welfare Society, Standard Bank Cheque Account No.: 082263310, branch code 051001 and use “Siphos Fund” as your reference

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