Man sentenced for beating his dog to death

2016-11-25 17:57
One of the other dogs that was confiscated. (KAPS)

One of the other dogs that was confiscated. (KAPS)

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Cape Town – A Ladismith man has been sentenced to a year in prison, suspended for five years, for beating his dog to death.

Chris Antonie pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty in the local magistrate’s court on Wednesday.

He beat the dog to death in August, after it killed one of his chickens, Netwerk24 reported.

His life partner Suzanna Flippies, was found guilty of assault with intent after she attacked Karoo Animal Protection Society (KAPS) inspectors with a branch when they dug up the dog’s carcass. She was sentenced to four years in prison, suspended for five years.

KAPS got a court order to allow them to confiscate three other dogs on the property. The dogs were emaciated and covered in ticks and fleas.

Magistrate Marius Nel ordered that the couple were not allowed to keep any animals for five years.

Antonie was declared unfit to get a firearm licence.

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