Dog 'left to suffer' after acid attack

2013-03-26 09:21

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Pretoria - A Gauteng woman has appeared in court on a charge of animal cruelty after her dog was badly injured when acid was thrown at it.

The De Deur woman refuses to say who threw the acid at her dog, reported Beeld.

She appeared in the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court.

The dog sustained burn wounds to her back and buttocks and burnt her tongue as well as she had tried to lick off the acid.

“Acid was thrown at the dog because she was a nuisance. The owner didn’t take the dog for medical treatment and the dog was in a lot of pain for more than a week,” said SPCA inspector Marlien Pieterse.

Residents informed the SPCA about the dog’s situation and she was removed from the owner’s home.

An independent vet examined the dog, whose open wounds had become septic and began to smell.

The dog was put down and the owner arrested.

“We are calling on residents to contact the SPCA if they know of animals who are being abused. The callers remain anonymous,” said Pieterse.  

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