Head­ing for the US of A

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WEEKEND ARGUS - JBJ Re­porter

WE’VE ALL heard of peo­ple em­i­grat­ing from South Africa, but here’s a happy story about a lit­tle dog that’s off to Amer­ica.

The Ka­roo An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion So­ci­ety (Kaps) found Lindi aban­doned in a poor area of Ladi­smith.

Kaps got her into foster care, and then dis­cov­ered that one of her hind legs was crip­pled – the hip joint would some­times come out of its socket.

This is a very painful con­di­tion and Lindi needed an ur­gent op­er­a­tion.

Luck­ily for her, a kind vet in Oudt­shoorn did the op­er­a­tion at a spe­cial low fee and Lindi was fine.

Then three qual­i­fied an­i­mal tech­ni­cians from Amer­ica ar­rived to work with Kaps for a few weeks.

They went around the Lit­tle Ka­roo spay­ing an­i­mals so they could not have un­wanted ba­bies.

The Amer­i­cans stayed on Klip­fontein Farm in Barrydale, where Lindi was stay­ing.

At night Lindi would creep into the bed­room of one of the Amer­i­cans, Rose Quinn, and sleep at the foot of her bed.

Rose fell in love with Lindi and de­cided to take her home to Amer­ica.

On Tues­day Lindi flew out of Cape Town for Fort Collins in Colorado, where

she will hope­fully live hap­pily with her new best

friend.

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