Gloria Pucciatti who adopted a little puppy from Ark a couple years ago, has decided to run the Comrades Marathon in aid of our animal shelter!! This is her story…
Two years ago, I was blessed with a gorgeous little girl, Lily, who I adopted from Ark Animal Centre. She had never had human contact and the last two years have been a journey to hard earned love and trust from her.
My Comrades journey started in December 2009 when I was told that training for the Ultimate Human Race could not be done in six months, especially since I had never run a kilometre before. But despite the odds I completed my first and Comrades and have been hooked on long distance running ever since.
Comrades 2012 was a tough year, blood, sweat and many tears later, I came in with 1 minute to spare, a broken woman. It was with this in mind that I realised it was nothing in comparison to the journey of survival of my Lily and many dogs like her.
Ark Animal Centre and Comrades have changed my life in their own unique ways and this is why I ask of you to support the Centre through my journey to help raise funds and awareness for this amazing charity!!
Gloria is aiming to reach R10,000 for the Ark puppies – click below to donate and help her accomplish this amazing adventure!
Click here to donate via the BackABuddy website.
Gloria running the Comrades in 2013
Gloria and her fur children, Lily and Rafael
Lily and Rafael posing for a picture 🙂
Most of you who read the news will be aware of last weeks protests in Durban Deep, Roodepoort area where a few people were shot, while hundreds others protested over housing by throwing stones, burning tyres, tree trunks and causing a disturbance.
We receive a call from Jennifer who works at CLAW, asking us if we can take in any of their puppies as the protests were getting violent and they were fearing for the dogs and pups safety. Our manager, Tracy, obviously said yes and told Jen to bring as many as she could.
Jennifer said that while Cora (CLAW’s founder) had managed to get into the office early that morning, their other staff had to scale the walls to gain entry. While driving out on the way to Ark, they had to maneuver through the debris and burning barricades on the road.
Jennifer arrived at Ark a couple hours later, where we unloaded about 15 very confused but relieved pups. It was like a scene out of a wild west movie, but thankfully no pups were harmed and the other puppies have settled in too beautifully at Ark! Thanks to CLAW for making sure these babies were brought to a safe place, and may they continue to make a difference! As we always say -> Team Work Saves Lives…..literally!
Below are some pictures of the pups arriving at Ark:
Monkey our Ark boy welcoming the new arrivals
Tracy and Stacey helping Jennifer unload all the pups
Unloading the pups
They were a bit nervous but soon got over it 🙂
Casanova had just been sterilized s was a bit quiet and confused
Sheba also just sterilized and wondering whats happening
Angel and Pluto looking rather happy to be in a safe place
Emily couldn’t wait to get out the cage.
So many pups saved by team work
“Get us out of here” 🙂
Our Ark dogs sussing out the new guys 🙂
Emily and Olive got stuck into a yummy treat that was waiting for them.
Confused little faces
Confused little faces
Kyra was over the moon when she was put in her kennel with her new friends ❤
Our lovely Ark supporter and beautiful Ark Bikini Car Wash model, Myla is now selling these awesome easy to use toothbrushes for pets, dogs and cats.
The fingercap fits securely onto your index finger. This ensures control over the brush and you can easily get to the hard-to reach places. The handle attached to the brush is firmly gripped for the safety of the dog also.
They cost is R30 for one toothbrush, or R59 for a pack of 3.
To place an order please contact Myla on 072 659 3935