Justice for Africanus pup

2015-04-30 14:10
The dog that was rescued.
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The dog that was rescued. Photo: supplied

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THE Kloof and Highway SPCA filed charges of animal cruelty against a resident after an Africanus was rescued from his home earlier this year.

According to Lisa Gadd SPCA, outreach office, on the 5 January Inspector Petros Simamane removed an emaciated, unneutered male Africanus that was chained to a fence on a one-metre long chain on the residentand#039;s property.

and#034;The Kloof and Highway SPCA was alerted after the community had reported it to the inspectorate department. Mike Dasebrook has been charged with animal cruelty, for denying the dog veterinary treatment,and#034; she said. and#034; The male dog was in an appalling condition, severely emaciated and had fly bites on both ears. The dog was suffering from old untreated injuries to its paws. Blood smears revealed that the dog also had Ehrlichia, a disease transmitted by ticks.and#034;

Gadd said the dogand#039;s condition was dire and the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanse it.

Dasebrook appeared at the Pinetown Magistrate’s court on Thursday however, the case has been remanded to 19 May

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