Butchered bodies of two dogs discovered

2014-01-17 00:00

THE police said yesterday they are investigating a case under the Animal Protection Act after the “butchered” bodies of two dogs were found in Lower Illovo, Amanzimtoti, last week.

Resident Kathy Naicker told police that their two-year-old dog, Hobbs, and six-month-old mixed breed, Paris, were last seen at about 11 pm on Jan­uary 11.

A thorough search, including at the Toti SPCA, yielded no result.

A family member who helped with the search, had to break the news to Naicker later that day that he had to bury Hobbs after he found her near a “neighbour’s house with her face smashed in”.

Paris’s body was found a couple of metres from where Hobbs was discovered, seemingly the victim of a hit-and-run accident.

“We can confirm an incident that occurred between January 10 at 10.35 pm and January 11 at 3.30 pm where a dog owner found her two dogs dead at Wesley Road, Lower Illovo,” police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said.

“A case under Animal Protection Act was opened … and no arrest has been made at this stage.”

What raised the police’s suspicion was that Paris’s back was cut open, which was not necessarily the result of being run over by a car.

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