my family and i live in area with a lot of strays. The whole helping them..thing started when my mum bought home a stray cattle dog X puppy that she fond in woolies car park, we put an add in the paper that we found hoim, nobody claimed him, we tried to give him away because we already had 2 dogs and we live in town. but we ended up keeping him. he's just so special. Then their was the tiny maltese cross that just strolled into our kitchen on fireworks night because it was scared, when i came home the next day after putting upp...found posters... she was dog gone...i looked over the back fence and saw her wandering around about 50m away, hopefully she found her home. then their was a dog, pitbull X that got frightened and ran over to my sista and i when we were walking home, he stayed in our drive way for a couple of days while we fed him, he was covered in mange and ticks and he was only a few monthjs old poor thing. we took him to the vet and payed for his mange to get fixed, my mum was going to send him to the puond because she thought no-one would want him. but our pool man wanted a dog to look after his son and so he found a home. currently, their is a dog that lived in a house two doors down, she is a lovely floppy-eared cattle dog and her family moved out and left her their, we take her food and water because she refuses to leave her yard eventhough the gate is always open. our nxt door neighbour has now found someone that wants to keep her..another happy ending to another happy story.