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A private security guard has been praised for his compassion after assisting an injured monkey in Dawncliffe recently.
Fidelity ADT security guard, Welcome Dwayisa, who patrols and monitors the security at a localised security scheme in Mkhula Road, was on patrol when he witnessed a juvenile monkey get hit by a car.
“The poor, little monkey dragged himself off the road towards a property filled with dogs,” explained Dwayisa.
Realising there was no time to waste he carefully caught the little monkey and with the loan of a neighbour’s cat box secured it in a box. Monkey Helpline’s Steve Smit and Carol Booth were contacted.
“Such a special, alert and compassionate man,” said Carol Booth. The monkey has been taken to the Monkey Helpline vet.
This is not the first time a Fidelity ADT officer in the UVRA area has shown such initiative. The guards along Maryvale road often act as babysitters for stray dogs until someone collects and takes them home, or to the vet or SPCA.
In a separate incident, after a particularly loud night of fireworks, the Kingsmead hut guard helped catch a terrified Husky that had been on the run for several days from its home in Berea West.
The guards based at Mkhula Road have also called Nick Evans to safely remove snakes seen around their hut on a few occassions.
“We commend these guards for being so vigilant, proactive and compassionate whilst on duty. These localised security schemes are all about making a positive impact in our communities. We are delighted by the recent positive feedback from the community following the officer Welcome’s latest act of kindness,” says Fidelity ADT’s District Manager for KwaZulu-Natal, Ivan Govender.