Boy arrested for sawing off puppy's ears

2015-03-06 11:15


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Bloemfontein - A 14-year-old Free State boy has been arrested for allegedly cutting off a dog's ears and attempting to saw off its tail.

Netwerk24's Marietjie Gericke reported that the boy's sister rushed to the Bloemfontein SPCA to tell them he was abusing the dog.

A senior inspector accompanied her back to the house, where they found the badly injured animal.

Both its ears had been cut off with wire and blood was running from the wounds. The injured areas were swollen.

The tail was cut in two places - almost sawn through in one area, while the other area was cut to the bone.

The inspector said the dog howled in pain when she touched it.

The boy ran away but was later found and arrested.

The dog was confiscated and is now receiving medical attention.

According to the report, the sister said she was not at home when the boy started abusing the dog, and he did not give her any reasons for his actions. He apparently took the dog from his grandfather's business premises.

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