A milkshake for canine crusaders
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.
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
THIRSTY WORK: Anti-rhino poaching canine unit trainee Tyler Sims and Roxy visited Port Alfred last week