Stolen dogs: Angola link

2012-08-23 00:00

CAPE TOWN — A network of people are looking for the owners of 63 dogs that were stolen in South Africa to be sent to Angola, presumably for dog-fighting.

Photos of some of the dogs, which include ridgebacks, German shepherds, boerboels and Rottweilers, have been placed on social networks like Facebook, Lost and Found Dogs South Africa and Namibia Animal Awareness.

The SPCA and Interpol are also involved in trying to locate the owners.

Interpol spokesperson Captain Dennis Andriao said yesterday some of the dogs were stolen from as far as Cape Town.

Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas of the Enhanana police station in Namibia, some 50 km from the Angola border, said police arrested men with 25 dogs on Monday and Tuesday after a a tip-off alerted them to three overloaded vehicles.

All the paperwork for the dogs was correct.

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