Pet Star of the month September 2019 – Freddy van Aswegen
Pet star of the month September 2019 – Freddy
Meet Freddy, a very brave Afrikanus x Collie boy that is about 4 years old. Freddy deserves our Pet Star of the month title for all that he has been through.
In July, in the middle of the Winter one of our clients, Ms Cindy van Aswegen found Freddy, next to the road at the airport in Port Elizabeth. She was on her way back to Pretoria when she spotted him lying in the rain outside, barely moving. She ran towards him and could not believe that he was alive. He was in a terrible condition. He was severely emaciated, full of ticks, he had mange and a fractured leg.
Cindy has always had a soft spot for animals and could not leave the dog and get on her plane. So she missed her flight and took him to the nearest vet in the area where they treated him and kept him for 4 days. Luckily the fractured leg was stable and did not need surgical intervention.
Cindy did some networking and managed to find him a foster home in PE for time being. He started picking up some weight and got used to human contact.
After a month, Cindy managed to get Freddy to Pretoria where he came to our Clinic for a full clinical examination. We diagnosed him with a TVT (transmissible venereal tumour). This is a tumour of the external genitalia that gets transmitted during mating. Freddy is currently on a weekly Chemotherapy program at our Clinic. During this time, Freddy also found a loving forever home with Adre.
Despite the horrible side effects Freddy has to endure with his weekly chemotherapy and his saddening street life, Freddy still wags his tail when he enters our Clinic and his eyes now sparkle with new life.
Thank you Cindy and team for giving Freddy a second chance in life. We salute you!