A milk­shake for ca­nine cru­saders

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PORT Al­fred was graced with a visit by some ca­nine cru­saders last week, when an anti-rhino poach­ing unit stopped for a milk­shake at The Olive & Bean.

Ca­nine in­struc­tors Ai­don Lipp­streu, and his fa­ther An­thony Lipp­streu, from the Sibuya Game Re­serve anti-poach­ing ca­nine unit, stopped by with their trainees Bon­gani Fu­nani, Eric Dick­son and Tyler Sims.

Each trainee is learn­ing how to han­dle the dogs. Fu­nani han­dles Sammy the Bel­gian shep­herd, Dick­son han­dles the blood­hound Ella, and Sims han­dles Roxy the Ger­man shep­herd.

Ai­don and An­thony Lipp­streu have been train­ing and han­dling dogs for the past 25 years, the younger of the two said.

“We’re ac­tu­ally on re­serve, train­ing these three,” Lipp­streu said.

The Olive & Bean was an apt place to stop as owner Jo Wil­mot is a big sup­porter of rhino con­ser­va­tion and is in­volved in fundrais­ing and aware­ness of the plight of rhi­nos through Ken­ton Ro­tary.

Pic­ture: LOUISE CARTER

TUK TUK, AND WE’RE OFF: The Port Al­fred Har­courts branch re­cently pur­chased a state of the art Tuk Tuk to help add some­thing unique to their ser­vice de­liv­ery. Dealer prin­ci­pal He­len Pur­don said the team was burst­ing with ex­cite­ment as the Tuk Tuk ar­rived on Fri­day, and they are plan­ning on us­ing it to de­liver items to clients’ houses and to take clients to view houses. From left are Pur­don, Carol Booth, Lize Mil­lard and Mario Fer­reira. ‘It’s all about adding to the Har­courts ex­pe­ri­ence. We are com­mit­ted to con­stantly grow and ex­pand on grow­ing Har­courts and build­ing the cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence,’ Pur­don said

Pic­ture: LEBOGANG TLOU

THIRSTY WORK: Anti-rhino poach­ing ca­nine unit trainee Tyler Sims and Roxy vis­ited Port Al­fred last week

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