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Saving Kei

Saving Kei

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In 2020, the Lamont family drove through to the Boksburg SPCA to meet a young crossed Malinois dog named Kei. Benoni, Gauteng

 It was love at first sight. Little did they know that, within a year, this dog was going to save their lives. 

In the early morning hours of the 3rd of October, two armed robbers broke into the Lamont home in Lakefield Benoni. The intruders made their way upstairs to where the family were sleeping. One intruder entered the main bedroom where a terrifying shoot out took place, and he was shot dead. The second intruder entered the eldest daughter's bedroom, gun in hand, not knowing that Kei was also on the bed, watching over her best friend. Kei recognised danger immediately and flew across the room before the intruder could get through the door, attacking him with a force he wasn't expecting. The intruder retreated back into the hall and down the stairs leaving a trail of blood behind him. As he was fleeing, he shot and killed the family's Biewer Yorkie Holly who, as small as what she was, gave her life to protect her family. 

Kei chased the intruder down the stairs and into the kitchen where he opened fire and shot her through the face. Leaving Kei wounded and stunned, he made good his escape. 

Kei knew she had to get help and, despite her injuries, made her way out the gate to alert a neighbour she knew well. Surveillance footage shows her pacing up and down the gate trying to get help. She couldn't bark because one of the bullets had shattered her jaw. With no luck, she ran down to the lake, a place she's familiar with, looking for help. 

Back inside the Lamont home, the search for Kei became frantic and the family drove out into the streets looking for her. Forty minutes later they found her lying on the grass by the water. The owners contacted the Boksburg SPCA who attended the scene immediately and assisted the Lamont family. Kei was rushed to an after-hour vet where they stabilized her and gave her plenty of morphine. Things didn't look good for Kei. 

Later that morning, Kei was x-rayed. It was found that the bullet had entered the side of her nose, shattered two top mollars, severely injured her tongue and broken her jaw. Surgery was done a little later to repair the tongue and bullet wounds. 

Kei is currently being tube fed and medicated every 3-4 hours and has 24 hour care. She has been such a superstar through her recovery process and sits there as good as gold and obediently while being nursed. On Thursday she has to go back to Onderstepoort where a professor specialising in maxillofacial surgeon and possibly have to have another scan done. Once they're certain there's no shrapnel left in the jaw bone, they can proceed with the reconstructive surgery. Kei's overall treatment is going to reach an estimated cost of R60 000.

Donations

  • Nov 10, 2021 - USD $ 2.33
  • "The kind of dog all parents wish for - get well soon " - Lauridsen Family, Denmark

  • Nov 02, 2021 - USD $ 31.73
  • "Amazing!" - Wagner

  • Oct 20, 2021 - USD $ 34.44
  • "What a hero and RIP Holly x" - Sam

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You and your sister were the smallest heros with the bravest hearts." - Love Kei

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Feel better soon little hero! " - Anonymous

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get Better Soon! " - Cristina

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Speedy recovery!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Feel better soon Kei. Xxxx" - Lana

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon Kei" - Victor

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "You got this my baby kei" - Ciara

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon Special Kei! " - The Mahers

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "To the bravest girl in Benoni. Get better soon xx" - Yolanda

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get better soon Kei" - Opperman family

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Ons wens hom/haar die beste toe. Die lewe is maar wreed" - Care59

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Sending you light, love and energy. " - Anonymous

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Beautiful baby, praying for a speedy recovery" - Marley Brown

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Wishing her a speedy recovery <3>" - Anon


  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon" - Esther

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Best wishes precious one." - Tandi Nel

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Speedy recovery you little hero!!! ️ " - Rentia

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well Done Kei Hope you Recover Soon " - Liam Walters

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Speedy recovery Kei" - Desiree

  • Oct 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for giving Kei the care back" - Dawn

  • Oct 16, 2021 - USD $ 17.12
  • "Well done Kei." - Carey

  • Oct 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon, Kei. You are a true superhero" - Darren

  • Oct 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best Kei." - Trent

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "b" - bren

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sending love" - Simone

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Get better soon Kei. You are a super hero xxxx

    " - White Family

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Mans best friend

    " - W van der berg

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Speedy recovery, brave Kei

    " - The Chocolatiers

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    SPCA dogs are the best!! You are a hero Kei!

    " - Jenny

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    For a true hero

    " - Fiona

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Such a brave boy!

    " - Wendy

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Praying for Kei and the Lamont family" - Donna & Bruce

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    Always loved, always a hero!

    " - Lindsy Taylor

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "RIP Holly, and good luck to Kei." - Molly

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Be better soon Kei and thank you for being such a brave doggy

    " - Richard

  • Oct 14, 2021 - USD $ 13.67
  • "Goer better soon sweet, brave girl" - Nicky Pothas

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Hope you get better soon sweet girl" - Jen

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I’m so sorry Lamont Family ️ Praying for you all and especially for your baby Kei. " - Rochelle

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery beautiful dog!!" - Mike

  • Oct 14, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Sending best wishes to the family and praying for a full recovery for Kei" - Shelley

  • Oct 14, 2021 - USD $ 675.90
  • "Get well soon Kei" - Mike and Lynn

  • Oct 13, 2021 - USD $ 33.41
  • "So proud of you. You have the heart of a lion" - Anonymous Is

  • Oct 13, 2021 - USD $ 67.55
  • "Get well soon precious girl! " - Becca

  • Oct 13, 2021 - USD $ 100.22
  • "Love to you all. Anthea " - Anthea

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sending hugs - speedy recovery" - Cara

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Recover soon, sweet brave girl ️." - Lydia Marais

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "I hope there is some money left after the vet bills to spoil this special puppy" - Jesse Goosen

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Bravest of the brave - my heart prays you recover well xx" - Michelle S

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Kei! " - Ivan & Jo

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Heal up soon beautiful Kei xxx" - Nix

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Speedy recovery Kei, you deserve lots of treats" - Cailynn

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck Kei. Get well soon! <3" - Etienne Janse van Rensburg

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "With our love for your precious Kei" - Lorraine

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All the best Kei!!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Hero dog. Get well soon." - Lizelia Engelbrecht

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Here's to your recovery, brave Kei." - Linette D

  • Oct 13, 2021 - USD $ 66.81
  • "Get well soon!" - Anon

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Praying for a full recovery" - Charmaine

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Kei" - Anonymous

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Get well soon hero Kei " - Robyn M

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sending love to Kei and the Lamont family" - Gia

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "RIP Holly, wishing you a full and speedy recovery Kei " - Isla

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "From one furrie to the other - get well soon!" - Emma Jane

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I wish all the best for you KEI such a brave puppy thank you" - Keree and Lara

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Kei! I know it's not much, but I hope it helps!" - Charlize G

  • Oct 13, 2021 - USD $ 3.34
  • "Sending love x x " - Leigh

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "We have always supported the work done by the SPCA and stories like these warm our hearts. Get well Kei. We are rooting for you!" - ADC

  • Oct 13, 2021 - USD $ 13.36
  • "In memory of Holly and the self-sacrifice of her and Kei." - Dane

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "so brave dear Kei - get better soon!" - Susan

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon!" - Adri Botes

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "And this is why we love our fur babies ever so much , hope you recover soon beautiful Kei " - Anonymous

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "GET WELL SOON KEI!!!" - Zelme

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You are a hero Kei. <3 " - Jakkie Botha

  • Oct 13, 2021 - USD $ 33.41
  • "And that is why we love dogs. All the best Kei. You are a superstar!!" - EVB

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Speedy recovery Kei!" - Janet

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing Kei a total recovery. What a brave pet. Part of the family for sure" - Rossana

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "All the best for Kei's recovery" - Yvette Baudewig

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon Kei" - Stefani

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get better fur friend" - Bekka and Frasier

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "speedy recovery Kei - you are a true hero" - Natalie Sanders

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 19.91
  • "Sending love. " - Lindy

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Because you deserve a second chance Kei! Speedy Recovery x" - Liana

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 132.74
  • "Thank you to Kei for saving our friends " - Curtis Read

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 33.18
  • "Thinking of you guys. Give Kei a bit cuddle from us!" - Bonita Muller Burke

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Speedy recovery brave Kei!" - Nicole

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get better quick " - Kei = Love

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck!" - Paul

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing a speedy recovery to this brave baby" - Hugo Taljaard

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 66.37
  • "Get well soon " - Lauren

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Speedy recovery " - Victoria W

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 199.11
  • "Get well soon you brave girl! " - Jaco

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "Thinking of you all through this tough time.Stay strong." - Brendan

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well brave Kei" - Shyanne

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 250.00
  • "You go girl! " - Riaan Smit

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I pray for Kei's full recovery. Such a good girl! " - Carin

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Get better soon, sweet angel. You are magnificent!" - Jodie

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon Buddy" - Kobus Lategan

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery Kei! What a brave angel! " - Preshal

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Take heart, little hero, and heal." - Atta

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Kei!! Hero dog! " - Lara

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sending you love and strength." - Jonathan Everitt

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "#savingkei" - Andre De Lange

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Love you Kei ️" - Quinton Ford

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon brave girl! " - Natalie Buser

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Truely a hero! Get well soon " - Lerine

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 13.27
  • "All the best" - Andries

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Heros don't always wear capes!" - Go AnyWear Adventure Clothing

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "xxx" - Anonymous

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing Kei a speedy recovery " - Clare

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "For our hero Kei, thank you for helping our friends " - Kyle, Kerry, Kian

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you guys!!!!" - Neil Mclellan

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Fundraising target

R 60 000.00
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In 2020, the Lamont family drove through to the Boksburg SPCA to meet a young crossed Malinois dog named Kei. Benoni, Gauteng

It was love at first sight. Little did they know that, within a year, this dog was going to save their lives. 

Kei's was injured during a break-in and needs funds for the overall treatment, which is going to reach an estimated cost of R60 000.