Stupe (also known as Lazarus) was was happy to be reunited with his family.
He was named Lazarus after he had a cardiac failure, stopped breathing and his body turned blue during the sterilization procedure.
The cardiac failure was caused by his allergic reaction to the anesthetic drug.
“Even the fleas rose off his body as happens when animals die,” said the SPCA Senior Inspector, Ms Jenneth Geel.
Dr Wandile Mbethe, and 2 Vet Nurses was said to have not given up on Stupe, but decided to resuscitate him.
His heart started to beat, stopped and beat again until he showed vital signs of stability and was then moved to recovery room where he remained unconscious.
Highveld Ridge SPCA employees joined hands and Thembinkosi checked on him the whole night.
Wednesday morning of 28 March, Chanae was put on full time duty to monitor his vital signs every 30 minutes, while Dr Wandile and Dr Gemma Kusel were on the end of the telephone.
SPCA staff filled with mixed emotions, tears, compassion and frustration kept on checking on his progress.
“This whole situation was new to us and all we could do was to follow the vet instruction and wait….,” said Ms Geel.
On Wednesday, 28 March Thembinkosi took the night shift again to monitor Stupe.
Stupe finally recovered completely and was ready to go home.
Seskhona Newspaper accompanied SPCA to Charl Cilliers where Stupe was reunited with his family again on Tuesday, 10 April.
Stupe’s grandmother Ms Lindiwe Hadebe was excited to have him back.
The little fella was running around with excitement, jumping on Ms Hadebe and running towards the neighbor’s houses as if he was reporting that he was back. He then went into the house to meet his owner Thokozani Dlamini.
When Nonnie (SPCA employee who returned Stupe home) was ready to go, Stupe did not want to stay behind as he ran towards the car and wait for her.
Stupe received a house and a bag of food from SPCA.

Nonnie saying goodbye to Stupe.