Dog rescued from snare

2015-06-16 06:00

AN Africanis dog was given a second chance at life subsequent to it being rescued by the Kloof and Highway SPCA last week.

According to the society’s outreach officer Lisa Gadd, the SPCA received a call from a concerned member of the public about a dog that could be heard crying in Wyebank, down in the gorge.

She said Inspector Petros Simamane, Michael Mamela and volunteer dog walkers went to see if the dog could be located.

After searching for more than an hour in the bush, the Kloof and Highway SPCA team found the scared male Africanis with its neck in a snare.

“Petros quickly cut the dog free from the awful contraption and gave the dog water to drink - it is unknown how long it had been caught there for. The dog did not sustain any serious injury and has been given food, water and a warm place to rest at the Kloof and Highway SPCA kennels,” she said.

“If no one comes forward to lay claim on the dog it will be put up for adoption next week.”

Gadd warned the public against the use of snares. She said they are anchored cables or wire nooses set to catch animals.

“Snares are one of the simplest traps to make, cheap to produce and easy to set in large numbers and are a huge problem in many areas because of this. A snare traps an animal around the neck or the body and gradually tightens around the animal the more it tries to struggle and get free and eventually ultimately results in a long and painful death for the animal

“We warn the public against the use of this, and if caught, they can be fined.”

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