At this point, Caesar was 10. If he stayed in Blikkiesdrop any longer, Kunneke feared he wouldn't live another year. So Kunneke took Caesar away from Blikkiesdorp and placed him in foster care.
While Caesar recovered in his foster home, Hanekom learned that a 4-month-old puppy named Saskia from a neighboring part of Blikkiesdorp needed help. Saskia was severely malnourished and suffered from gastroenteritis, and Hanekom whisked her to the vet for emergency medical attention. When Saskia got better, Hanekom tried to take her back to her owners, travelling to the address they'd provided. But when Hanekom arrived at an empty plot, she realized they'd given her the wrong address, and probably didn't want Saskia back. "We decided then to get a foster mommy for Saskia," says Kunneke, "and to find her the forever home she deserves."