Tshepisong residents take action against dog fights

2015-11-13 20:09
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Johannesburg - Residents of Tshepisong near Roodepoort have taken action against a group of people who have allegedly been involved in conducting dog fights, the National Council of the SPCA said on Friday. 

According to the NSPCA, five people were arrested after concerned residents first laid a complaint at animal welfare organisation, Community Led Animal Welfare (Claw). 

Claw referred them to the NSPCA. 

"Information received from community members included video clips of violent, bloody dog fights, addresses of dog fighters and the hiding places of injured dogs," the NSPCA said in a statement. 

"Intensive investigation based on these anonymous tip-offs was rewarded when during the course of the past week, inspectors from the NSPCA and SAPS officers from the West Rand K9 Unit arrested five suspects and rescued eight injured or grievously ill animal victims of dog fighting."

Kagiso police handling the case could not immediately be reached for information on when the five suspects would appear in court. 

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