Source: Lowvelder (Extract)
Posted: May 13, 2021

A Border collie mix, Milo, has gone from living in an animal shelter to enjoying a glamorous life in an estate in Johannesburg. In addition to having a new family and being spoiled, Milo won the Best in Class in the Cute Pet South Africa Competition in March. His new owner, Seipati Kgoroge, won R10 000, making Milo’s rescue a rags-to-riches story.

“A motorist phoned me to help and rescue a Border collie that was tied to a tree branch next to the Roossenkal Road (R37). I found the beautiful Milo when I went to investigate. I am so proud of this adoption as not every one of them has a happy ending,” said Cathy Schutte, owner of Home for Paws Dog Rescue. The organisation Border Collie Rescue SA saw Milo on Schutte’s Facebook page and immediately arranged to come and collect him. After they did a home check Kgoroge and her family were informed that Milo would be placed with them.

“Home for Paws has been open for six years and I have done over 1 600 rescues. I am so proud of Milo and happy that he went to a caring, loving family. Border Collie Rescue SA sent me so many photos of Milo and he is ‘smiling from ear to ear’ on all of them,” said Schutte. Schutte proudly told Milo’s story at the Home for Paws charity shop opening on Saturday April 24. The store welcomes donations of books, clothes, CDs and other household items that are sold for a profit in aid of the shelter. The charity shop is located at the animal shelter on the Sterkspruit plots road. It is open between 09:00 and 12:00 every Saturday. Please phone Schutte on 082-462-5754 if a donation needs to be collected.