Smuggled dogs freed in Angola

2012-08-24 14:40
One of the smuggled dogs. (Photo supplied)

One of the smuggled dogs. (Photo supplied)

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Cape Town - About 20 dogs that were smuggled into Angola have been released by that country and, after a health check-up in Namibia, will head back to South Africa.

Both the SPCA’s Wendy Willson as well as animal rights activist Marlene Hugo confirmed to News24 that the hounds had been released by Angolan authorities.

The dogs were released into the care of a veterinarian who is on his way to Namibia with Marghitta Visser, her daughter, Marchell, and husband, Dirk, a family of animal rights activists.

Willson said once the dogs reach Namibia, they will get a health check and be micro-chipped.

Visser reportedly encountered some trouble when trying to get the dogs released.

The dogs’ smugglers were not charged.  

Owners who believe their pets might be one of the smuggled dogs, are advised to check for photos.

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