PORT Elizabeth’s bus-riding boerboel is still looking for a home.
After a Sardinia Bay woman offered to foster the adventurous four-year-old dog until she could find him a new home, it turned out yesterday that the SPCA did not allow fostering.
Dog trainer Donne Lucas, who had read about the dog’s plight on Facebook, was told yesterday when she phoned the SPCA to coordinate the pickup that fostering was not an option
"All I want is to give the dog what’s in its best interests – individual attention while we find it a good home.
"They just need to look further than their noses,” she said.
"There’s nothing I can do now. They won’t let me take him – and it’s not as if we aren’t a rescue scheme.
"We’ve done this for dozens of animals.”
SPCA chairwoman Christelle Erasmus said the organisation had been completely unaware of the offer to foster the dog.
"It’s news to us, and no, something like that is just not something we do.”
The boerboel boarded an Algoa Bus in Bridgemead two weeks ago, and hitched a ride all the way to the bus depot in Korsten.
He was taken to the Uitenhage SPCA where he was put up for adoption last week.