Man appears for dragging dog behind car

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Johannesburg - A Western Cape man who allegedly dragged his dog behind his car appeared in the Knysna Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Western Cape police said.

Petrus Meyer, 65, was released on a warning and the case was postponed to 11 July.

Knysna Animal Welfare Society chair Martin van Leeuwen said two Brenton on Lake residents laid an animal cruelty charge against Meyer.

Police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn said the case was opened at the Knysna police station on Friday.

"On 12 June [Thursday] at about 16:00 a dog was allegedly dragged with a rope around its neck behind a vehicle in Galjoen Street."

Meyer was arrested on Saturday. He allegedly dragged the dog in a fit of anger after it escaped from his house.

The dog was admitted to the Knysna Veterinary Clinic on the same day.

- SAPA

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