Team Work in Action

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:

Cupcake fostered by the LIVEOUTLOUD Events team

The idea of staff bringing in a lethargic, abandoned puppy into the office would make most businesses cringe, but the people from LIVEOUTLOUD Events teamed up with their fellow colleague Lauri Hansen to help foster little Cupcake back to health.

On her first day at the LIVEOUTLOUD offices she was lethargic, malnourished and had pneumonia, biliary and worms. It was very much 50/50 whether she was going to make it through the day. Lauri was feeding her every 3 hours with the help of Kevin Taylor who would hold little Cupcake while Lauri tried to get some food into her mouth. Kevin would often do Facebook posts on her progress 🙂

By Wednesday, day 3 of Cupcake being fostered by the team, she was a different dog. Starting to walk and even attempting a tail wag! By now the events team was in total puppy loving phase. Cupcake was getting enormous amounts of loves, kisses, rubs, cuddles, treats, toys – even new jersey’s to keep her tiny body warm in the bitter winter wind!

She hit a rough patch when she had a bad reaction to an inoculation, it is very rare but it didn’t stop her. She got her legs bandaged to support her bones and after a few days was back to normal and improving minute by minute!

It’s now 3 weeks later and Lauri says for her it is an incredible feeling seeing her precious foster baby go from half dead to the energetic, fun loving puppy she is today! She loves the rewarding feeling you get from fostering a helpless puppy and seeing them grow into a strong, healthy dog ♥

Her colleagues feel the same, and say they are going to miss Cupcake when she gets adopted….we told them not to worry as we have no doubt there will be another fluff ball needing their awesome team work fostering skills soon!

From the Ark Staff we would like to send the biggest THANK YOU to the LIVEOUTLOUD events team for opening their hearts and making it possible to change the life of a helpless animal even if you work full time. Stephanie Scorgie, Lauri Hansen, Tanya Dorman and Kevin Taylor….you are amazing people – wish we could clone you!!

Below are some pictures from the last 3 weeks of Cupcake’s time with her foster team at the LIVEOUTLOUD offices

AWESOME opportunity for Ark!

Ark exciting news liveoutloud luxury magazine

Ark Animal Centre has some exciting news to share with everyone on Monday 25th June 2012!

We have been given an amazing opportunity to be featured in an exclusive magazine and will need your help to ensure we secure our spot! 🙂

Watch our page on Monday and be ready to work together to benefit our animals!


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