Peace, the dog that was abandoned on Third Street in Industrial Area during the festive season was their target.
PIC: Petride Mudoola feeding Peace
It was exciting to see a team of animal activists from the Uganda Society for Protection and Care of Animals (USPCA) responding to a distress call.
Peace, the dog that was abandoned on Third Street in Industrial Area
during the festive season was their target. He wagged his tail and he hang around Petride Mudoola, a journalist at New Vision who has been providing for his welfare before and after New Year's Day.
Alex Ocheng, the manager of USPCA made a quick examination, before unleashing a leash around its neck. Peace jumped and barked in resistance, but later submitted. Ocheng lifted Peace very fast and bundled him into the back of a waiting car.
Ocheng (making a phone call), Mudoola and another USPCA staffer feeding Peace
"I do not think that Peace is a stray dog," he said in a brief interview, adding: "Peace probably had a home and was abandoned on the street."
He said Peace was going to be sheltered at a home where 200 dogs have been rescued and they are now staying at Mbuya Hill. He said the problem in Kampala is the high breeding of dogs and failure to take responsibility.
Mudoola befriended Peace. She felt good that he was off the streets.
"I will miss him and I hope to visit him at his new home."