School principal who had dog buried alive fails to comply with sentencing conditions

2015-04-08 18:35

A Cape Town school principal who instructed janitors to bury a stray dog has apparently failed to implement a court-ordered animal protection awareness programme.

Teens arrested for clubbing 900 chickens to death

2014-10-03 06:13

Four California teenagers have been arrested and accused of clubbing dead 920 chickens, authorities say.


Social activism movement Speak! (Society for People, Environment and Animal Kindness) joined forces with Fur Free SA to hold a silent demonstration outside Erich Fischer Furriers in the Firs Shopping centre in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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Bail for dog fighting syndicate accused

2013-11-19 07:26

Thirteen men arrested in connection with a dog fighting syndicate have been granted bail and have had their domestic animals confiscated, the NSPCA says.

R1.5m waged on dog fight - report

2013-09-16 10:06

Dog fighting is believed to be more widespread than initially thought, with large bets placed on dog fights and links to drug trafficking and money laundering, an investigation has found.

Farmer fined for animal cruelty

2013-06-27 10:59

A North West farmer has been fined R30 000 for neglecting to provide food or water to a herd of 600 cattle, according to a report.

Vet probed for 'gruesome' dehorning

2013-05-16 09:01

A game vet is being accused of dehorning rhinos in a cruel and inhumane manner, by cutting too close to the nerve endings.

Neighbour confesses to killing cat

2013-03-22 08:48

A Johannesburg man says he is heartbroken after his neighbour in a residential complex admitted to beating his cat to death.

SPCA puts brakes on rabbit scheme

2012-02-17 14:52

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has stopped a scheme in which live rabbits were allegedly to be sold with loaves of bread to people in townships.

Dog stabbed, left to die in PE

2011-10-26 08:05

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League in Port Elizabeth is offering a reward to find who half-strangled a dog, sliced it open with a panga, broke its legs and left it for dead.


Anti-fur lobbyist goes to court over sticker

2015-01-22 14:12

If the charges stick, an anti-fur lobbyist could find herself with a criminal record for allegedly placing a sticker on a Johannesburg shop that sells animal fur.

Joburg woman throws puppy over spiked fence

2014-09-04 19:35

A woman has been arrested for allegedly throwing a puppy over a spiked fence in Daveyton on the East Rand, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Modise 'takes Sowetan to ombudsman'

2014-07-09 06:14

The National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise has lodged a complaint with the Press Ombudsman against the Sowetan, a spokesperson says.

Major rescue effort frees terrified puppy

2013-11-05 09:24

A hole has been excavated and a concrete pipe severed in a major operation to rescue a 2-month-old puppy which hid in a drain to escape the sound of fireworks.

Dehydrated puppy rescued from hot car

2013-08-02 09:06

Two KwaZulu-Natal animal lovers say they didn't think twice about calling the police and SPCA to help rescue a distressed puppy locked in the back of a hot car.

Pupils 'blow up doves with firecrackers'

2013-05-30 10:23

Reports of primary school boys boasting at school how they blow up doves and sometimes rabbits with firecrackers have shocked Bloemfontein residents.

Man meets dog he buried alive

2013-04-15 10:15

A man who buried a dog alive in Cape Town in 2011 has been reunited with the canine at an animal clinic where he completed his community service sentence, according to a report.

SPCA woman charged for keeping 125+ cats

2012-04-20 14:23

An employee of the SPCA faces criminal charges after she kept 125 cats in "putrid conditions" in her home in Underberg, according to reports

Shock over poisoning of 10 cats

2012-02-09 07:53

A Cape Town community has been shocked and upset by the poisoning of at least 10 cats at a Hanover Park apartment building.

77 cats living in 2 cars

2010-10-10 09:09

Two American women have been cited for animal cruelty in Vermont after police found 77 cats living in two cars.

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