Dog's body dragged behind bakkie

2013-01-08 08:32

Pretoria - The SPCA is investigating an incident in which the body of a sausage dog (dachshund) was dragged behind a bakkie on New Year’s Day.

A Rustenburg resident told Beeld he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the body of the sausage dog tied with wire to the back of the Isuzu double cab and being dragged through the streets.

Harry Liebel said it looked like the driver was heading for a dumping ground in the town to get rid of refuse bags in the back of the bakkie.

“That's not the way to do it. The person could surely just have put the dog in a refuse bag to throw away with the other bags,” said Liebel.

The dog was already dead when he took the photograph of it being dragged in the road. It was not clear if the dog was alive when it was tied to the bakkie.

Beeld sent the photograph to the Rustenburg SPCA, which is trying to trace the owner of the bakkie. It visited the address linked to the number plate on Monday, but could not find the owner and will try again on Tuesday.

  • vark.nek.90 - 2013-01-08 08:37

    Publish this pig's registration number.

      tim.gordon.5011516 - 2013-01-08 08:54

      Does anyone else think Zuma's comments relating to dogs are to blame?

      jj.jeno.1 - 2013-01-08 09:00

      No Tim...and those kind of thought are only going to lead to trouble here. Please don't, this is a case of animal abuse/cruelty and the guy should be punished even if the dog was dead before being tied up.

      Lyndatjie - 2013-01-08 09:14

      I AGREE!

      john.silver.3572846 - 2013-01-08 09:22

      is it perhaps possible that the driver was unaware of the situation? An angry mob is incapable of rational thought.

      matewis.jubilai - 2013-01-08 09:24

      Don't be so quick to blame the driver. It makes a lot more sense to me that this is someones sick idea of a joke on the driver. At least if that were true it would mean that the poor dog was already dead and simply put underneath the bakkie with a wire attached to the back of the bakkie. Judging by the comments you can see how effective such a sick joke could be - everyone thinks it is the driver's doing. Just sickening is what it is...

      jessie.bezuidenhout - 2013-01-08 09:28

      It on Beeld's website - looks like FSP 894 NW

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-08 09:33

      Absolutely shocking! Give the driver of the bakkie the same treatment!!!!!

      thando.gqabaza - 2013-01-08 09:34


      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-08 09:35

      John, do you think the dog tied itself to the bakkie?????

      silenta.solly - 2013-01-08 09:43

      Tim always looking for an excuse to blame the ANC, for once this idiot must take responsibility of HIS OWN actions

      pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2013-01-08 09:43

      Yes it is horrible and sausage dogs are really nice dogs. However I think it is not as sinister as is made out to be. The dog owner probably tied the dog to bumper and then forgot about it. Is very very sad, but realise how the owner must have felt when he/she got out and walked to the back of the car.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-01-08 09:44

      White trash, someone must do the same to this imbecile i.e. drag him behind his bakkie. People are unbelievable, Zuma's comments on dogs are not helping. Maybe if he didn't have 24 kids he could actually see the benefit of owning a dog...

      silenta.solly - 2013-01-08 09:45

      matewis do you have a drivers license? the law requires you to do a 360degree check of the vehicle before you get on it........if the driver had done that sure he would've seen the wire at the back and investigate

      heathway.master - 2013-01-08 09:53

      If I had come across this atrocity, I would have tied the driver behind my bakkie, then dumped his body in a shallow grave, well into the bush, so it would never be found.

      Randomhero6661 - 2013-01-08 10:47

      silenta, do you do this? and a 360 is around not underneath... do you think you are capable of rational thought? i mean i regurly check under my car for things, yesterday i found a big nothing...

      jonathan.dutoit2 - 2013-01-08 12:43

      FSP 894 NW

      frank.kistler.31 - 2013-01-08 14:24

      Yes please publish....i live in Rustenburg angry now!!!!!!!!

      Wish EaTwice - 2013-01-09 08:17

      Whose the dog now?

      anneri.orrenswanepoel - 2013-01-09 08:32

      Yes. NAME AND SHAME!!!!!!!

      thadelphukem.completely - 2013-01-09 11:53

      The registration number is FSP 894 NW I hope someone ties him to the back of his bakkie and drags him down the road!!! This is beyond sick and disgusting!!!

      marcelminnaar - 2013-01-09 14:03

      FSB 894 NW, I Got the pic on fb with the full REG number...

  • nicole.h.thorn - 2013-01-08 08:39

    I am absolutely at a loss for words. What is humanity coming to? Or can we call it humanity? Things are looking very bleak :-/

  • lmadikwe - 2013-01-08 08:40

    Now this is extreme cruelty. May the idiot be found and be locked up.

      nuus.reeder - 2013-01-08 09:04

      Rather killed than locked up - preferably by dragging it behind a bakkie.

  • misstee.langhein - 2013-01-08 08:43

    And News24, dont blank out the license plate number, people who see tho photo might help in tracking down this bakkie if we know the license plate number...

      misstee.langhein - 2013-01-08 08:43

      *the photo

      jessie.bezuidenhout - 2013-01-08 09:28

      FSP 894 NW

  • richard.hipkin - 2013-01-08 08:43

    I'm speechless... Truly. I am angry, thank whom ever you wish that you are not standing in front of me right now..

  • luisa.zingarelli - 2013-01-08 08:47

    what is wrong with people!!!! Would love to drag the driver behind my vehicle, so disgusted!!!!! Name and shame this revolting person!

  • bpuzi - 2013-01-08 08:48

    The owner of the bakkie is the dog himself...

      Catharine Henn - 2013-11-05 11:45

      No shame. Its a compliment to call this person a dog himself. A dog is a wonderful creature. Id rather say he/she is lower that snake pooh...

  • Killbot79 - 2013-01-08 08:55

    If I could find this guy, he will be put down very quickly.

  • gert_swart - 2013-01-08 09:00


  • jaco.prinsloo.37 - 2013-01-08 09:02

    This is sick!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I can get my hand on that pig!!! I will surely love to skin this twisted freak alive!!!!

  • nuus.reeder - 2013-01-08 09:06

    The lows humans reach are hard to believe for a so called intelligent species. This kind of behaviour entrenches my belief that as a species we are doomed - and we deserve it.

  • israel.maseko.5 - 2013-01-08 09:13

    This person must be punished...............This is cruelty to animals

  • ngoako.mathekga - 2013-01-08 09:14

    Before you judge the poor guy, did he kill the dog by dragging it or the dog was dead and decided to dump it? Imagine the smell of dogs carcass in the car. Stories like this just raises emotions and you may find that later on when the truth emerge no one would have said what is already said.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-08 09:20

      So it's okay to drag an already-dead dog behind a vehicle? That's emotional enough; if that animal was alive when the dragging started, that's horrendous AND emotional. Emotions are raised by the sheer callousnous and cruelty of the act. Judge the "poor guy"? Please tell me you're joking.

      LanfearM - 2013-01-08 09:21

      Even if the dog was already dead, he could have put it in one of the refuse bags on the back of his bakkie, where the smell wouldn't have reached him. You just want to excuse animal abuse. The dog was probably alive when it was tied to the bakkie, yes I'm jumping to conclusions but even dragging a dead dog like that is sick.

      ngoako.mathekga - 2013-01-08 09:43

      Well I can't stand for it, I'm not joking. get someone to dump a dead dog next your house then say then share the expiriance. It is good to critise some from a distance, why not affording them opportinity to defend themself before publishing the story and if you want to compare human burial with animal carcass, is there dignity in puting down dogs by SPCA does that mean all those people killed by guns were killed with dignity and deserve it? Chances are animal cruelity took place before the draggin of the carcass and that is what is supposed to be addressed.

      nuus.reeder - 2013-01-08 12:19

      ngoako - you're joking, right?? - 2013-01-08 15:05

      Are you for real?

      chantal.willis.5 - 2013-01-08 15:44

      What did the dog tie itself to the car? Who is to blame then??? Seriously don't be so tunnel visioned you can clearly see the marks of the dogs hair on the road as this blithering idiot is still driving. The poor guy please so if a human or a child was tied to the car what would be your thoughts then??? oh and by the by the dog does not look like a carcass as such if you ask me!

      chantal.willis.5 - 2013-01-08 15:52

      ai ai Ngoako, seriously dude, agreed the smell of anything dead is unbearable but to tell you simply that dog still looks fresh, it does take a while for it to smell, infact on the pic, coming from a photographer which i do if that dog was to that extent of a smelling degree it would not look that healthy, in fact it does not even look like rigamortis has taken full place in that poor animal - and besides animal cruelty is animal cruelty no need to f-ing advertise it seriously

      gail.rieck.9 - 2013-01-09 13:03

      Lets be honest here, if this 'turd' was just going to dump the carcass of a dead dog, he would have put it into a bag and shoved it on the back of his bakkie with the rest of the trash to be dumped. Whether the dog was already dead or alive before he tied it to the vehicle, we really have no way of knowing. All I do know is that he is a very sick individual who needs to be severely punished and named and shamed.

  • RhysandEllenor - 2013-01-08 09:17

    I am speechless!!! What is wrong with people??? The owner of the bakkie can be very thankful I did not witness him dragging his dog behind the bakkie!!! I would of tired him to the back of my car and dragged him down the road until he had no skin left on his body, so he can feel what it feels like. It makes me so angry that people can be so ruthless and cruel to animals. It makes my blood boil!! I hope he rots in hell one day....

  • jenny.gontier - 2013-01-08 09:19

    Take him to his own funeral in the same way - preferably just before he dies. And show his registration - sometimes bush justice works best. Scum.

  • jaco.hauptfleisch - 2013-01-08 09:22

    Found number on facebook Registration number: FSP894NW

      jaco.prinsloo.37 - 2013-01-08 09:31

      Thanx Jaco, het klaar met my pelle geshare op facebook, hoop iemand kry hierdie gemors van n vark in die hande!!

      nuus.reeder - 2013-01-08 12:21

      Well done, hope it gets the desired outcome.

  • phillipa.mill - 2013-01-08 09:23

    Drag the driver behind the bakkie....sick bastard...

  • Sibusiso - 2013-01-08 09:27

    I condemn this deed as cruel.However ,does SPCA have arresting powers like the police.Why would they go up and down looking for this person evrywhere incl where he supposedly stays.I would never allow them to come to my house to question me like they are the police.

      nuus.reeder - 2013-01-08 12:22

      Why not??

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-08 16:02

      Why would they? Because it's their mandate.

      louiseroger.higham - 2013-01-09 07:05

      The SPCA are the police for animals they have the right to enter your property at any time and if they feel there is a threat the police can accompany them.

      brian.exmachina - 2013-01-09 16:20

      The SPCA may not be themselves the police, but they have a mandate to look into the welfare of animals and they are backed up by actual laws. So you're free to be hardeg@t all you want, but the next time they visit they might just bring the actual cops with them. What would you have to hide from the SPCA anyway?

  • randy.kruger.16 - 2013-01-08 09:29

    No comment.

  • patricia.hattingh.75 - 2013-01-08 09:29

    Whether the dog was already dead or not it was absolutely inhumane and sick!!!! That poor animal probably gave it's owner unconditional love and devotion.....

  • ashini.ishwarlall - 2013-01-08 09:37

    sick sick sick human being!

  • Jeanne Meiring - 2013-01-08 09:39

    I'm disgusted

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-01-08 10:02

    This is not a color issue guys. It's about cruelty. I've got a bakkie. Anybody got some rope ? Bring the driver. That's what I'd like to do but it's wrong.

  • gavin.keet2 - 2013-01-08 10:11

    Ag no man. How can people do things lake this????

  • cathy.dejongh.5 - 2013-01-08 10:36


  • colline.maule - 2013-01-08 12:02

    even if you publish the pig's registration, who has access to getting a person's info that way? maybe his friends and family and children will see the photo and realise what a sack of crap he is.

      simon.pearce.790 - 2013-01-08 12:41

      I do not think it would be difficult - one just needs a good "contact".

      Catharine Henn - 2013-11-05 11:59

      Maybe try eblock watch. They are wonderful. There's power

  • jonathan.dutoit2 - 2013-01-08 12:43

    FSP 894 NW

  • karin.hass.5 - 2013-01-08 13:13

    Disgusting human being!

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-08 16:03

      Disgusting, yes, human, no.

      Catharine Henn - 2013-11-05 12:00

      Lower than snake sh*t

  • gail.joyce2 - 2013-01-08 13:32

    The person who took the pic is as bad as the driver of the vehicle for not stopping him.

  • mornelaubscher - 2013-01-08 14:07

    The bakkie's registration nr is FSP894NW! Someone pls do something about this **shole!

  • mrp721 - 2013-01-08 14:09

    Name and shame this bastard and then someone who lives closer to him pleeeeeeez go and do the exact same thing to him!!!! Or if you don't have the balls to do it to him, bring him to me and i will!!! Sick bastard!!!!!!

  • cindy.tredoux.3 - 2013-01-08 14:13

    This is un exceptable!!!! Can't somebody do something to this man!!! I feel like0dragging him behind my car @ 160km ph on the highway

  • Bertverlinde - 2013-01-08 14:19

    Can somebody get the driver's name? Animals need more rights, especially since they do't have a voice of their own.

  • nicholas.marais.3 - 2013-01-08 14:28

    This should not have been reported until all the facts were clear. Now we have a lot of people willing to hurt some guy and for all we know someone did this to him. It's just as possible that someone tried to play a sick joke on the guy. Another fine case of News Agencies/Reporters trying to be first with no regard for the consequences. I say have patients. All the facts will come out. - 2013-01-08 15:07

      How on earth can you not notice a dog tied to your car? Do people really not look behind their cars before they leave? I am sure people must have hooted at him and such, to get his attention.

      Angelkitten1971 - 2013-01-08 22:24

      Sorry, but the facts are clear. The only sick joke was the one played on the little dog who was murdered. The little dog "thought" he was loved and wanted...guess the joke was on him, huh?

      pieter.swanepoel.5602 - 2013-01-09 11:07

      How dit he load the garbage on his bakkie? From the front?

      nicholas.marais.3 - 2013-01-09 11:56

      Speculating doesn't prove anything. By no means am I arguing this is not terrible... how can anyone can argue otherwise?? No one here knows exactly what happened. There could be a million reasons why he didn't notice the dog. The dog could've been already dead and some sick bastard hit it under the vehicle. What if the owner of the vehicle gets a good beating from all this only for it to come to light that the owner wasn't even driving the vehicle and had no knowledge of what happened?? Or maybe the owner of the vehicle really is evil in which case the police will charge him. I'm not arguing the tragedy here. I'm pointing out that until the facts are straight, threatening to hurt the guy is pointless and irresponsible. Just as there are people who do crap like this, there are people will go and attack the owner of the vehicle without having their facts straight which is why I bring it up and why I think it was irresponsible to have reported it with so little to know facts. Where's the confusion here...

      brian.exmachina - 2013-01-09 16:23

      What is more likely, that this guy is an animal abusing prick, or that somebody found a dead dog somewhere to tie to his bumper as a joke without him noticing while he was loading crap on his bakkie? Come on man, pull it together. Ever hear of such an elaborate and twisted joke? I sure haven't. Ever hear of animal abusing nutbags dragging dogs behind their cars? Much, much, too often. Chances are infinitely higher that the latter is true.

  • ivan.nel.9 - 2013-01-08 14:28

    Looks photoshopped. - 2013-01-08 15:08

      You obviously don't like animals. Even if it is (which I highly doubt) it's a disgusting, cruel photo.

      Jane - 2013-01-09 09:33

      and that comment makes you look like an idiot

      jackie.m.dickson - 2013-01-09 10:48

      Even if it was photoshopped which I doubt whoever did it has a sick warped mind. You dont just daydream this! Its not a normal thought process.

  • rowena.mendes - 2013-01-08 14:39

    See a dog being dragged behind a bakkie.....STOP AND TAKE A PHOTO. The people in this country really suc

      brian.exmachina - 2013-01-09 16:39

      In the article the person states that the dog was already dead. From the photo they were likely walking or standing next to the road as the person drove by. With that in mind, I'm not sure what they could have done? Run after the bakkie screaming and jumping? At least the photo gives us a way to prosecute the mother flucker.

  • annette.cartwright.16 - 2013-01-08 14:41

    FSP 894 NW is the pricks reg number

  • - 2013-01-08 15:04

    His number plate number is FSP894NW, the car belongs to sick "human" with the surname Mmebe.

  • helen.smuts.77 - 2013-01-08 15:05

    send that SOB here I will gladly tie his testicles to the back of a car and drag him a few km's

  • megan.pentzkluyts - 2013-01-08 15:20

    I received a facebook message and the numberplate is clear: FSP894NW

  • enid.matthews - 2013-01-08 15:38

    Someone needs to whip that drivers ass. I cant believe ppl sometiimes, what goes on in your mind to do something like that!

  • jcvos - 2013-01-08 15:42

    this person should burn in hell its not fair if you dont want an animal surely you can find a house for it not drag it to death. i wish he gets tied up and dragged behind a bakkie.

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2013-01-08 16:15

    News24 , you have just endangered someone's life by publishing his house addresses and car plates to your fellow racists . This is irresponsible publication at your best .

      gwvickers - 2013-01-08 20:41

      So you think the person has the right to do what they did, who you protecing you moron, or was it you that did it

      philip.keeling.7 - 2013-01-08 22:02

      Someone needs to drag u RAY.MORON5 behind a bakkie, say from JHB to C Town and make it a round trip.....

      jahn.beukes - 2013-01-09 00:40

      Hey, Mob rule is the ANC way, Ray! Mob rule Rules! They get no trial in the townships, Ray.

      louiseroger.higham - 2013-01-09 06:57

      Endanger his life - yes he is a savage and deserves his punishment what ever it is. And stop throwing the racist card u moron

      marc.hugo.75 - 2013-01-09 12:54

      Well now, there's cretinous comment if ever I saw one today. See, Ray: here it is: who gives a toss about this sack of droppings? I see dotted around here the supposed words of cautious reason: "But wait" - "are we sure"... can we be certain"..."maybe the driver is the victim of a practical joke...". Yeah, right. The sooner this guy suffers the same fate as the poor dog, the better. His house, his car, his address. Are you sane? Of courser that should be public knowledge. The exercise of the law needs to returned to the caring people who pay for it to exist. Those "authorities" supposedly upholding the law fail almost all the time at doing the right thing and getting a desired outcome. i.e., the outcome desired by the general public. I want to see his picture up here and I would personally be on the lookout for him. I will leave the rest to your imagination.

      Catharine Henn - 2013-11-05 12:15

      Really??? So how come you know this is racist?? And what do you call the black policemen that dragged a black guy behind a POLICE bakkie???? Such a fine example isn't it??

  • jill.murraybrown - 2013-01-08 18:30

    One wonders how the little dog died in the first place...and what kind of life it was having. If its owner thought so little of the dog as to allow its end to be dragged behind a bakkie by a piece wire...He deserves everything that might come his way.

  • jessica.gouws1 - 2013-01-08 18:35

    I can't believe a human being can do something like that. How do u sleep at night and wake up the next morning knowing that u have killed an innocent animal I hope he gets life or he gets tortured and he must suffer the way that little dog suffered. We have got sick people in this world sis!!

  • kev.delange - 2013-01-08 19:23

    The Beeld didn't feel the need to blank out the registration's here:

  • derek.phoenix.73 - 2013-01-08 19:54

    FSP 894 NW

  • rensche.jacobs - 2013-01-08 20:37

    Somebody SHOOT the bastard, PLEASE!!!

  • Angelkitten1971 - 2013-01-08 22:07

    This is so sickening and the sub-human should arrested and be tied to the back of a truck until he dies. That's what I would love to see! I read one of the comments on here about the people of South Africa suck. What I am about to say is NOT in defense of the lowlife who dragged this poor little dog to death, but it has to do with the mindset of most of the people who live in South Africa. South Africa is infamous for "canned hunting". What that is, is farmers/ranchers have wild animals like lions, leopards, cheetahs, etc., etc., and they keep these animals penned up, unable to escape. The animals all have babies and the babies are then taken from their moms at an early age. Then some sick human, usually from the USA, goes to South Africa and pays a fee to "hunt" an animal. The sick human goes to the farm/ranch and shoots the "wild" animal while it's penned with no chance of escape. If the people of South Africa have no compunctions about canned hunting, I really can't see them having any compunctions about this poor little dog being dragged to death. So yes, instead of stopping the truck and saving the life of the poor dog, the snapped a picture. That is why the individual in the article said instead of dragging the dog that the dog could have been stuffed into a refuse bag. Like I said, most people in South Africa (NOT ALL) have this mentality that animals (wild ones and domestic ones) are nothing but trash that they can throw away. Sorry if I have offended anyone.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-08 22:33

    Zuma sing kill the boer in January 2012 farm murder increase. January 2013 Zuma says dog are for the whites and now this. Please don't kill or hurt the guy until all facts are revealed. Sometimes angry mobs kill innocent people.