A somewhat sad day today…
Recently, a stray female dog and her puppies seem to be have made friends with our guard dog Brownie. So they’ve been hanging round our house a lot. We even gave her a name: Cookie. Since we thought she was Brownie’s girlfriend.
A couple of days ago, our nightguard told us that one of her puppies was hit by a car. We thought it died the day after. But today, as I was sitting in the living room, I heard some noises from our garden which turned out to be Cookie and her puppy. We went to check on the puppy to find he was in a bad way.
So I called the LSPCA (Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals), not really expecting an answer because it’s a Saturday. To my surprise and relief, someone did answer!
I explain to them what happened and we took the puppy to the LSPCA office in Area 9 ourselves. I filled in a form and left it to the professionals for euthanasia, which was 100% the most humane thing to do.
Thank you @LSPCA.
Last Sunday, we hosted a food party in honour of Chinese New Year (31 Jan). There were lots and lots of food! Including plenty of leftover bones from the barbecued meats, which was shared amongst Brownie, Cookie and her puppy. So at least the little stray had a good feed before the accident.