Animal cruelty will not be tolerated

2017-09-26 06:00

KLOOF and Highway SPCA has warned against all forms of animal cruelty and urged residents to report all cases to the SPCA. This warning comes after a concerned resident contacted the Fever newspapers, after she visited Rottweiler breeder in Waterfall, who kept the dogs in dismal conditions.

According to the resident she was planning to buy a Rottweiler puppy however when she entered the premises she was appalled by the state of the "uncleanliness" all around her.

“As I arrived I found 12 Rottweiler adults in very poor conditions, in concreted, fenced cages. Even though the animals were not under nourished, they were infested with fleas to the degree that the tops of their ears were bare of hair and some were still bleeding.

“There was one male that had faeces in his hock that was clearly weeks old and the dogs that I could see, only had concrete to sleep on. One female was in a hock that was about 1m x 1m and was sleeping on a wooden crate,” said the concerned resident.

Barbara Patrick SPCA manager advised that the Kloof and Highway SPCA have been investigating and monitoring the property owned by the perpetrator and a case of animal cruelty has been opened and a case is pending currently. “Our Inspector visited the property this week and we will continue to monitor the welfare of any animals on the property, we will not tolerate animal cruelty. It would appear that this incident regarding this puppy did not happen this week. We would like to thank members of the public for reporting any concerns regarding animal cruelty and can assure that all cases reported are investigated and monitored,” said Patrick.

She urged members of the public to contact the SPCA and report such cases, on 031 764 12 12/13.

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