2 smuggled puppies euthanised

2011-11-25 22:28

Johannesburg - Two of the 24 large breed puppies confiscated from Angolan nationals in the Northern Cape have been euthanised, the National Council of SPCAs said on Friday.

"They were confirmed as suffering from the highly contagious parvo virus," spokesperson Christine Kuch said.

"The others are in quarantine. It is noted that diseases have incubation periods and although the puppies may not currently be showing symptoms, this is a precaution to protect them and all other animals in the surrounding area."

She said there were various possible reasons why the dogs were being taken to Angola.

They might have been taken for fighting purposes, as breeding stock or to be used in the security industry, but it could not be overlooked that there was an increased demand for dog meat in parts of Africa, she said.

She said the whereabouts of the puppies could not be disclosed for security reasons.

Two alleged cross-border puppy traders were arrested at the Vioolsdrift border post in the Northern Cape on Thursday.

They were transporting the puppies.

Northern Cape police confirmed that two Angolan nationals were arrested.

Sergeant Andrea Cloete said they were expected to appear in the Springbok Magistrate's Court soon to face charges of smuggling.

  • sean.looney - 2011-11-26 00:09

    so not only are we smuggling people over the border now but we're also smuggling animals? talk about being porous!

  • Neil - 2011-11-26 01:21

    So dog is now on the menu. Is there no level too low for Africa. This continent is the showcase for human depravity.

      Maximus Odinidus - 2011-11-26 05:27

      Soon humans will be on the menu too with the way things are going.

  • Ian - 2011-11-26 06:39

    so now its murder, hang the savage bastards

  • Aaron - 2011-11-26 07:37

    pliz Africans give us a break! Where are all these coming from? Dog meat?SHAME...

  • ana.curcic - 2011-11-26 09:13

    Eutanize the bastards.

  • Shirley - 2011-11-26 09:50

    This is a sad fact of where we are as a society today. Let us educate our children to respect all life on the planet and report any abuse. This should be taught in schools as well. All life is precious and if you teach a child from an early age he/she will show kindness and compassion to humans and animals alike. There needs to be an overhaul in sentencing on animal abuse in S.A. as the culprits walk off with a slap on the wrist. That is why poaching rhino is so rampant-these basta*ds know that there are so many loop holes,a serious sentencing is unlikely!

  • CarolynDewrance - 2011-11-26 11:49

    deport all illegal citizens back to their own country, and then if that does not work bring back the National Service give them some guns and allow them to shoot anyone that comes over our border into South Africa. Time to get rid of the rubbish invadeing our shores.

  • velastardust - 2011-11-26 12:28

    Humans can be such slime balls!

  • ricky.cockcroft - 2011-11-27 11:10

    these things cannot be made civilized,hence the story does not surprise me!

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