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Well wishers raise 3.9 million kwacha for dog operation in South Africa

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Well wishers in South Africa are reportedly to have raised more than R70000.00 (about MK3.9 million) for a dog operation.

Local weekly newspaper Northcliff Melville Times reported that a dog was hit by a car in the south of Johannesburg and was rescued by Good Samaritan Johan Jorgensen.

The paper said Her story went viral after Jorgensen posted her photo on Facebook with the story of how he found her.

Later, after being touched by the post, a kind-hearted Linden resident offered to adopt her but it was seemingly not meant to be.

The report say On 9 October, Jorgensen was sailing miniature boats at Wemmer Pan Dam when he came across a dog on the side of the road. Initially, he moved her to a nearby veld, away from the road.

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After driving about a kilometre away to offloading his boats, he couldn’t help but go back.

Jorgensen then loaded her into his vehicle and took the to the Johannesburg SPCA (Vet clinic). Being a busy day at the SPCA, Jorgensen had to wait and he did so while talking to and stroking the dog in the waiting room.It was then when he named her Daisy.

After posting his encounter with Daisy, thinking she would be put down, it took over Facebook and captured the hearts of dog lovers from all over.

Due to the response, a fund was set up to save Daisy by gathering enough money for an operation to fix her front leg fracture, broken hip and dislocated leg she sustained during the accident.

Jorgensen told the paper that the goal was to raise R30 000 (about 1.7 million kwacha) for the dog’s operation and recovery but animal-lovers opened their pockets and raised over R70 000 (3.9 million kwacha) for her in less than three days after she was found.

Unfortunately, the dog’s condition was so bad that she didn’t survive the anaesthetic she was put under for her operation. The news of her death broke Jorgensen and Moss who thought they could give her a fairytale ending.

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