Stray cattle impounded at SPCA for safer roads

2016-09-07 06:00
Die polisie en munisipaliteit het saamgespan om loslopende beeste op Uitenhage van die strate te verwyder. Foto: GERDA SWART

Die polisie en munisipaliteit het saamgespan om loslopende beeste op Uitenhage van die strate te verwyder. Foto: GERDA SWART

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AT least 17 collisions between stray cattle and motorists in Uitenhage was averted last Thursday.

In an effort to reduce the danger of stray animals along the N2 and other busy roads in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, police officers and officials of the municipality’s animal control division impounded the cattle which were taken to the local SPCA’s pounds.

According to Deirdré Swift SPCA Chairperson, of the 17 cattle impounded only one had been clearly branded.

“The owners of the cattle are therefore not known,” she said.

Anyone who wants to claim the cattle will have to prove ownership and pay a fine of R540 per animal.

For every extra day that the cattle are kept at the pound and fed, an amount of R10,52 will be added to the account.

Swift, however, warned that the owners only have a period of 21 days to recover the cattle as it will be forfeited to the municipality after that time.

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