eMthunzini is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that seeks to assist in the healing of abused and hurting animals and people.
This young owl was rescued from a farm outhouse. His foot was broken and lacerated with occasional puncture wounds. It appeared as though he had a narrow escape from an Eagle who had tried to scoop him from the nest.
One such case in particular was a sheep that had been seriously savaged by
German Shepard Dogs.
He had been treated
but when maggots set in the owners told eMthunzini that if they did not
take him they would have to slit his throat because his condition was so
severe. By the time eMthunzini had been contacted literally thousands of
maggots were eating away at his body and the vast majority of the muscle
tissue extending from the hip down to the hoof of the rear of his right
hind leg had been eaten by the dogs and what little remained was rotting
and being consumed by the maggots. In addition to which he had
several other fist-size holes and smaller one in other areas of his body
that were also infected and maggot-filled.
He was named Bruce after Bruce Willis, the star of the movie Die Hard about an individual who just wouldn't die!
Bruce has made a remarkable recovery and has formed a firm bond with the horses. He feels so secure at eMthunzini that he even socialises with the dogs - now that is trust!!
This little fellow was found with his wing caught in a security gate. He was rescued by eMthunzini and after a day of TLC at the centre he was ready to be released.
A little laughing dove that flew into a window and couldn't fly due to the injuries caused by the impact.
Egyptian Geese, Donald & Daisy were both found as babies. They were both eventually rehabilitated back into the wild.
After being chained up every day Pepsi was let loose and left to fend for himself for two weeks when his owner went away. He was rescued and is now a permanent resident at eMthunzini.
This poor little Vervet monkey was bought as a baby and taken to a location. A gang decided that it would be fun to corner him up a tree and terrorise him with knives. Fortunately he was rescued before any harm came to him.
A sick little lamb that was abandoned by it's mother.
These gorgeous budgies were suffering from severe Scaley Face when they were found in the care of an unloving petshop owner. They were rescued, treated and given a wonderful, loving home.
Misty (on the right) was rescued as a day old chick with a broken leg. She grew up sleeping on Jessica’s (a rough collie) back and believing that the Red-winged Starling eMthunzini had rescued at the same time was her sister. Once the
Starling was released she still came every evening to visit Misty.