A 13-year-old boy from Delft, Cape Town knew his little puppy was sick and knew if he didn’t get her some help quick then she might die.

The tiny puppy wasn’t eating or drinking and more seriously, she was passing blood.

Being from one of the poorest communities in Cape Town, South Africa, the boy didn’t have much. The homes in this area are small with very limited resources and gang violence is high.

Tin Can Town

Tin Can Town

The boy didn’t have enough money to look after himself never mind care for an animal – especially a sick one.

In a neighbouring town, Blikkiesdorp, life is even harder, with people living in metal shacks. In a bid to lend a helping hand to this community, three South African women Stöckigt, Rosie Kunneke and Clarina Hanekom — started Tin Can Town, an organisation that offers free life-saving treatment to local pets.

Tin Can Town

Every other Sunday Tin Can Town hold an outreach day in Blikkiesdorp to spay and neuter, give care and feed the animals in need.

This boy lived in Delft so he had to walk two miles in order to get his puppy help.