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Ronnie and Nellie, dogs of the month

From this month Weslanderwill be doing a regular feature on man’s best friend called, Dog of the Month.

Ronnie and Nellie are July’s Dogs of the month for their amazing transformation after arriving at Langebaan Animal Care (LAC) nearly two years ago from Leaps, another local animal welfare organisation, in a dreadful state.

They were covered in mange, which is a skin disease in mammals caused by parasitic mites, and is characterised by severe itching and hair loss.

The dogs were called “the hyenas” because of the state they were in, so bad they had to spend five weeks in the pen together.

They could not be touched and were in severe pain, according to Brett Ellway, the chairperson of Langebaan Animal Care (LAC).

“They were scared of people, as they had been badly mistreated, and we had to take the lid off the kennel to get them out.

“With much love we started carrying Nellie along the walking route, as she would not leave the shelter of the pen and Ronnie followed.

“After a while, we got them to walk happily but they were still very nervous of people, Nellie in particular”.

The shelter’s Angel Gerty offered to take them home and care for them, while LAC looked for a permanent home. Ellway believes Ronnie and Nellie will make very good, loyal pets.

“They do need space and love walking on the beach,” he said, “but I am sure if you loved them and walked them anywhere they would be happy. They do need to be in a reasonably calm environment”.

For more information, contact Ellway on 083 3967 198.

Local animal shelters are also encouraged to send their dog of the month to Weslander at KeananLee.Harmse@media24.com.

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