Man in court for dragging dog behind car

2014-07-11 15:41


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Johannesburg - A man accused of dragging his dog behind his car appeared in the Knysna Magistrate's Court on Friday, a court official said.

Petrus Meyer, 65, would be back in court on 14 August after the matter was postponed for consultation with his lawyer, district control prosecutor Johan Engelbrecht said.

At his previous appearance on 17 June, Meyer was released on a warning.

Knysna Animal Welfare Society chairman Martin van Leeuwen said at the time that two Brenton on Lake residents had laid an animal cruelty charge against Meyer.

Police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn said the case was opened at the Knysna police station on 13 June.

"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 14 June. 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.

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