Picket planned over delay in Howick animal cruelty case

2008-07-28 00:00

uMngeni SPCA supporters will picket outside the Howick Magistrate’s Court today over a two-year delay in prosecuting a couple found in possession of 117 animals kept in conditions said to be contravening almost all the clauses in the Animal Protection Act.

According to Wylie, the animals — several dogs and cats, four pigs, two horses and two birds — were seized under regulation 468, which gives the SPCA power to remove animals where there are signs of neglect and cruelty.

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