Brave rescue of burnt dogs

A SELFLESS act by an Arcadia man ended an otherwise cruel and disastrous night for eight dogs in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas this week.

Gordon September risked bites from the panicked dogs when he climbed into a drain where they had been left to die.

The mixed-breed dogs – all bitches, three adults and five puppies – were thrown into a drain on an open field in Arcadia, stoned and set alight.

The only spark of humanity in the tale was September, who was willing to risk his own safety to climb into the drain and rescue the dogs.

He was not available for comment, but according to Beverley Rademeyer of the Animal AntiCruelty League (AACL), he is a hero whose fearlessness saved the dogs’ lives on Tuesday night.

“This is not his first involvement with us: he saved a buck, that had wandered into the area, from being slaughtered and eaten a few years back.”

-Eleanor Douglas-Meyers

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One thought on “Brave rescue of burnt dogs

  • February 26, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Gordon, I pray from very far away that the God that created us all and gave us stewardship over animals, will in the fullness of time let His light shine upon you. Spell DOG backwards and perhaps you will know the significance of what you have done. Bless you Judy


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