Dog owner makes gruesome find

2011-09-02 08:43

Cape Town - A Somerset West dog owner has laid criminal charges after finding the decapitated body of his beloved dog at his home.

A devastated Mike Daneel said he went to the police after making the horrific find on Sunday, reported Eyewitness News.

The 15-year-old Jack Russell had been decapitated and his torso was found near Daneel’s house.

Daneel said he suspected someone in the area had been responsible for pulling the dog through the fence, slitting his throat and then shooting at the dog to sever the head.

The SPCA has condemned the incident.

  • shane.jacoby - 2011-09-02 08:52

    WTF! I live in Somerset West... What kind of sick person would do something like that!?!

      Fedup - 2011-09-02 09:03

      My folks do to and they are just as disgusted, they are worried for their dog now as well.

      Taboo - 2011-09-02 09:21

      It is quite sick -

      Lions Man - 2011-09-02 09:59

      Shane set them up somehow! Then mail me here and I will come down there to help dish out some justice! - 2011-09-02 10:05

      It's absolutely SHOCKING to say the least!! And to think this was done by a so-called 'human'????? More like a monster of sorts! It's always shocking to think that this kind of sicko walks amongst us.... Mankind truelly are their own worst enemy [with monsters like this breathing the same oxygen we do!]. There are'nt actually enough words to describe such a dastardly deed.....

      Joe Blow - 2011-09-02 10:05

      I live in SW too. Wouldn't mind getting my hands on this sick bastard.

      JERRY VAN ZYL - 2011-09-02 10:16

      I'm with Lions Man.

  • Nero - 2011-09-02 08:53

    Horrible. No excuses. I'm no bleeding heart but this is just wrong.

  • kaz - 2011-09-02 08:54

    Report the dog dont hurt the dog. sick person

      Boxxer - 2011-09-02 08:56


      christoffvz - 2011-09-02 10:12

      Please send me the number

  • Mandy - 2011-09-02 08:56

    Cindy what kind of a sicko are you to even say that. Yapping dogs are annoying but they are usually yappers because they're lonely, bored, cold etc. Some people love their animals as much as their children - how would you feel one day if your child was murdered ???

      i.r.muso - 2011-09-02 09:08

      so then surely if your reasoning is that the dog is yapping because it is lonely, bored, cold etc then the owner is technically mistreating the dog and should be reported?! im with cindy on this one...

      Lions Man - 2011-09-02 10:01

      i.r.muso do you slit your neighbours throat when they make a noise when they arguing? Anyone who touches my dogs will have a special ticket to hell waiting for them.

  • Bianca - 2011-09-02 08:58

    Cindy, what you just said was really uncalled for and actually disgusting. How can you say something like that, after someone's dog was brutally killed? Sis on you.

      Taboo - 2011-09-02 09:23

      I agree, and no where in the article does it even mention a yapping dog. Funny how dumb idiots jump to conclusion.....

      Bianca - 2011-09-02 09:31

      Exactly Taboo. If she didn't have anything nice to say then she should have just kept her comment to herself. She just assumed that the dog was being annoying which might not have been the case, and even if the dog was "yapping", it's no excuse for someone to harm it. Even though she said that it's no excuse, she still admitted to having those thoughts, which makes her just as bad as the person who killed the dog!

      Spaffy - 2011-09-02 10:02

      So Bianca you have no thoughts whatsoever of doing something that you in fact know you would never do? Like strangle your boss, sleep with your hubby's friend, beat up a taxi driver etc...

      Umfubi - 2011-09-02 10:09

      @Bianca: you tell Cindy not to be so 'nasty' - which she wasn't, anyway, yet you feel no pain calling her 'just as bad as the person who killed the dog'? You need to get hold of yourself and try to remain rational. Cindy gave an instance of something very common, namely yapping dogs, and wondered whether this applied. That's all. I know how she feels, I have THREE little yappers next door who don't only yap, they actually SCREAM for hours on end, just for the sheer hell of it. I have no plans to strangle them, and I'm sure Cindy doesn't either, but occasionally the annoyance is such that one uses such terms figuratively. Think hard about that and see if you can get on her wavelength, and then think some more before you post judgmental garbage.

  • Jay - 2011-09-02 08:59

    at Cindy2810 - the method in which this dog was killed is sick, not only the fact that he was killed. it's gruesome and i am sorry to hear that you endorsed it for any reason whatsover. Also none of us know the facts, this could even be some ritual thing like satanism.

      i.r.muso - 2011-09-02 09:08

      well said jay...

      Umfubi - 2011-09-02 10:10

      Endorsed? Did you actually READ Cindy's comment? How did she 'endorse' what happened? You should think before you rush into print and make a fool of yourself.

  • Hurl - 2011-09-02 09:03

    If the dog did yap the whole day long then the owner is just as guilty as the person who did this to the poor dog. End of story.

      zan123 - 2011-09-02 09:23

      And make sure the cliff is high enough.....

      Donald - 2011-09-02 09:48

      I agree with you Hurl - Awol is obviously one of those dog owners who couldn't give a sh1t about his neighbours - dog owners must be accountable for their dogs behaviour just as parents should be responsible for their kids. Impossible dogs = bad owner, impossible kids = bad parents. I don't condone taking it out on the dog - blame the owner.

      Awol - 2011-09-02 09:59

      Youre right Donald, I dont give a sh*t about my neighbours......Cause I dont have neighbours...dummy...Assumption is the mother of all...?

  • Boxxer - 2011-09-02 09:09

    True story, my folks cat came home one day with sticky tape wrapped around its neck and a note saying "If your cat ever comes onto my property again I will kill it. Not long after that the cat disappeared and haven't seen it since. Sick bastard!

      GetReal - 2011-09-02 09:26

      I had an issue some time ago living in Durban with a person cat who insisted in coming into my house, stealing food off out kitchen table. We could never leave anything out to defrost cause it would be all over the kitchen floor. We battled for 2 years with this problem. Finally the cat disappeared and my only thought was good riddance!

      henk - 2011-09-02 09:30

      I did warn them, didnt I?

      Wezz - 2011-09-02 09:31

      Maybe the cat was annoying someone and they did not know to who it belongs? People who let their cats roam around freely in town are irresponsible and inconsiderate. Maybe whoever was "responsible" had the cat removed or caught it and took it to an animal shelter? Ive got lovely scratch marks on my car from cats that walk around outside. Ive seen the black cat that does it, and I do not know who it belongs to. Tell me, in your opinion, what should I do to protect my property from being damaged? And don’t get me wrong, I have two cats that live indoors, eat proper(Hills) food, get lots of attention and are happy.

      Samantha - 2011-09-02 09:55

      @GetReal-- did you ever think of just closing your damn door

  • BRONZE - 2011-09-02 09:13

    I'm no animal lover, in fact I hate dogs in particular, but why oh why would someone do something like this? What kind of a person would go this far in hurting anything that's living? I hope they find the culprit and make him/her weep, it's totally unacceptable no matter how one feels about dogs.

  • hjvanrensburg - 2011-09-02 09:16

    Goes to show what type of human monsters we've got roaming our streets nowadays! This is disguisting! I hope in this case the 'person' responsible for this gets to suffer the same death! Look after your pets people!

  • Dirky - 2011-09-02 09:22

    In Modderfontein JHB, our home owners association have just stuck a sign up that reads. 'Please be aware that dogs are being poisoned in Lakeside’ and not because of house breaking, it’s a blatant attempt to shut-up noisy dogs by crazy people. I hope we never find who’s doing this, cause you will go to jail.

  • allows - 2011-09-02 09:27

    Why would government assist the SPCA - they don't even assit their own human kind in South Africa? I have always said that you can tell the type of country/person by the way they treat their animals. This country has NO respect for animals!

  • SilentGenius - 2011-09-02 09:29

    Do you realise that that 95% of the comments are comments on Cindy2810 comment and not on the article??

      Wezz - 2011-09-02 09:38

      Now its 96%

      Umfubi - 2011-09-02 10:15

      Exactly - and they're all yapping up the wrong tree. The emotionally incontinent puppyhuggers are out in full force. And no, I do not endorse the ritual murder of any creature on this earth, and the bastard who killed the dog should be condemned in every term imaginable. But let's try to remain rational.

  • Verbatim - 2011-09-02 09:34

    Daneel said he suspected someone in the area had been responsible for pulling the dog through the fence, slitting his throat and then shooting at the dog to sever the head. Well, im guessing there is more to the entire story than Mr Daneel is letting on. Maybe his dog was a bloody nuisance 24\7, and maybe he was asked to do something about the constant noise or whatever, but let me tell all you ppl who crucified Cindy WITHOUT READING her comment properly. No one just goes out and a. Shoots (??) a dog and slits it throat for no reason and b. if there were satanism involved, the dog's remains would not have been found. So i still do not condone the killing, but the dog was not just sitting there being a good boy and getting slaughtered for no reason at all.

      Sh@rks Fever - 2011-09-02 10:22

      @ Verbatim. Have you ever seen a 15 year old dog. I promise you when they bark you can't even here it. At that age they prety much sit around all day and do nothing. So it is defenitly not that the dog was a yapper. I believe this Daleen had some bad blood with someone he knew and that person got him where it probably would hurt the most. I feel so much anger for people who even think of killing an animal but animal cruelty has been around for a long time and just seems to not go away. By the way dogs communicate by barking. I understand it can irretate the hell out of people but it's like telling people to not talk or sing etc.

  • Estelle - 2011-09-02 09:34

    Hoop die persoon wat dit gedoen het word kom haal deur "hell hounds"!

  • Yolandi-Louise - 2011-09-02 09:34

    what a cruel world.the bloody idoit should be killed exactly the same way.

  • GuyverXT9 - 2011-09-02 09:35

    Really hope they catch the filth.

  • brookies88 - 2011-09-02 09:38

    Get over yourself Cindy.

  • Donald - 2011-09-02 09:43

    To all the self righteous dog ownners out there - I too am outraged that someone could have been so cruel to a dog that knows no better. If indeed the dog was a nuisance then take it up with the owner and, if the ownwer is half decent he'll do something about it. To all of you who are now afraid for your dogs life, don't be - just be a responsible pet owner and your dog won't become a victim. The biggest source of conflict in and neighbourhood is barking dogs - dogs that are properly trained AND receive love and attention are not nuisance dogs. So, if your dog is a nuisance it's because you're a pathetic dog owner.

      O-Kay - 2011-09-02 10:06

      So Donald, I work all day, if my dog barked all day (which isn't the case), what could I possibly do to stop it?? I used to have a dachshund who DID bark, and she would forget to stop. I had her vocal chords cut, appaarently cruel, but I had no choice as I was getting divorced and had to move into a townhouse complex. She could still bark, but it sounded like a whisper. My one neighbour still complained..... she is gone now, but what more can a 'responsible pet owner' do??? You will alwways get anal people, who have no life and try to make everyone else's life a misery. @ Cindy's comment.... I find that when I am busy I hardly notice dogs yapping, perhaps you should find something to keep you busy??

      Umfubi - 2011-09-02 10:23

      @Donald: well spoken. I would only add that it is always a good thing to be on good terms with neighbours because then such issues can be discussed in a non-confrontational way, before they escalate into rage. @O-Kay: I have bad news for you. If you had a dog that barked all day, you have two choices: one - figure out some way to stop it, or, two - get rid of the dog. There is nothing anal about not wanting your life and your peace and your concentration disrupted all day because some neighbour refuses to do his or her civic duty. Don't blame the victims - take responsibility. And I do know what I am talking about - I have dogs, I have had to find solutions to this problem, and I have done so. I have also apologised to one neighbour who complained to me, and I have kept in touch with her to ask if she's still happy. Tip to owners of barking dogs who receive complaints: empathise, explain, ask for feedback, take the complaint seriously. Even if nothing much improves your neighbours will at least feel they have been heard and that you are trying your best. And O-Kay - no need to be snide at Cindy. The way some dogs perform is simply not ignorable, no matter how much you would like it to be.

  • Claire Ran - 2011-09-02 09:43

    That is heartbreaking :( What a way for a beloved pet to die.

  • Rooi gevaar - 2011-09-02 09:44

    Yes, the thing is, some people treat their dogs well and give them the love and attention they need. Also I believe that you should teach a dog discipline same as a child (my dogs are like my children btw). If this was a "yapper" as Cindy puts it, the dog should have been reported, because there are serious issues. It was a Jack Russel and it is not known to be a serious "yapper". I think it is just a sick person who should be brought to justice for a crime.

  • Shana Leech - 2011-09-02 09:44

    Disgusting!! there was no need to kill the dog, and Im sure at the poor Jack Russells age, that he wasnt doing much barking or aggravating anyone! I love the breed and I love all animals and dogs. I have two Jacks, they are my children and if anyone did that to them I would demand Justice!!

  • tennilleg - 2011-09-02 09:50

    @ Cindy, maybe you should go and get a job in a nice quiet office park somewhere, or maybe you should go live next to a creche, then you can go strangle the screaming children?

  • meredith.r.pollock - 2011-09-02 09:52

    Cindy you need to choose your words better and pick your battles a little better to.. I hope for your sake nothing happens to your neighbours do because after this you will be the first and last suspect.

      Umfubi - 2011-09-02 10:24

      No, dear. YOU should choose your words better, starting with reading carefully what Cindy actually said. You people on the Cindy bandwagon are looking really silly with this kind of reaction.

  • JJ - 2011-09-02 09:52

    How anyone can hurt a dog, regardless of "being driven to do so" or not -it is sick. You have to be a certain type of cruel & so sadistic to not have mercy on such a small & defenseless being. Don't tell me that dog didn't scream from pain, even for just a second. I hope they catch this person , he probably won't even get any jail time , but I hope his conscience catches up with him one day

  • Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-09-02 09:54

    If anybody has anything against any animal then you deserve to die!!! Animals are innocent!!! Any animal!!! Why can't we just respect them and let them be??? What??? You wanna be the better species??? Is that it??? To tell you guys the truth, the animals in South Africa (don't know about any where else on this planet) have way too little rights and people don't even take them seriously. Cindy if you don't have anything constructive to say or helpful towards animals please..... Shut your trap!!! Condolences to the dog owner... I know how it feels to loose a pet after such a long time... It's heart breaking...

  • Anton Naude - 2011-09-02 09:55

    I hope those ****ers die a horrible painful death!!! Together with the Rino poachers... Sick country we living in. Cindy I don't think you are any better than those people killing innocent animals.

  • HappyGoLucky - 2011-09-02 09:57

    F***, this makes my blood boil!! The human race is in desperate need of a swift kick up the ar*e!!! that poor dog

  • Nkalakatha - 2011-09-02 09:59

    This is so very SICK !!! I hope they find the bastard who did this !!!!

  • woodifer - 2011-09-02 10:03

    i am an animal lover.have had dogs all my life.this is terrible,but wanting to kill someone for doing it?just shows how screwed our society is.

  • Ricrac - 2011-09-02 10:03

    Cindy cindy-shame on you.. Dog doesnt deserve to die like that..come on you sick woman.. If you have problem with yapping you go to owner and sort it out.. Police must 'name and shame ' that sicko.. Cindy do you also want to kill a crying kid??

  • - 2011-09-02 10:04

    anyway, we dont even know why the dog was killed. it could have been some sick person looking for something to do - we wont know until the guy is found (if he is found)

  • thabatao - 2011-09-02 10:04

    Agree with Fedup. Been robbed twice. Have 2 Jack Russells. Take them very seriously when they yap. Saves your life if you do.

  • Nkalakatha - 2011-09-02 10:07

    @ Werner Coetzer: You are wrong my friend very wrong !! Dont swear at people if they disagree with you !!

  • pokum - 2011-09-02 10:13

    yikes that is creey

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