Illegal to sell animals on the street

2016-04-14 06:00

NUMEROUS people have seen others selling cute puppies and kittens on a street corner or in parking lots at shopping centres. Recently members of the public have been approached in the streets of Jeffreys Bay by young men trying to sell very young pups.

Concerned citizens have mentioned to the Kouga Express that the sellers would try to elicit sympathy in order to sell the too young puppies.

However, it is illegal to sell dogs, cats, rabbits, birds or any animal in such a manner in public within the Kouga region or surrounding towns as such activity is regarded as hawking - which is against the law without a hawkers licence.

According to Jessie Naudé from the Jeffreys Bay Animal Rescue Sanctuary (ARS), animals can only be confiscated by law enforcement.

“ARS and the SPCA are also able to assist in confiscations and laying a charge against the ‘vendor’.” She advises: Stay nearby, watch the vendor and animal and, if necessary, call for support.

Residents can contact Law Enforcement at 042 291 0283, the SPCA at 072 292 3220 or the police at 10111.

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