Hunt on for owners of stolen dogs

2012-08-23 09:07

Cape Town - Authorities are looking for the South African owners of dozens of dogs that were smuggled across the border into Namibia.

Beeld reported that Namibian police stopped Angolan men in three vehicles after a member of the public alerted them to the overcrowded cars.

Ten dogs were reportedly found in a Ford Bantam bakkie and another 10 were found in a trailer hooked to a Jeep Cherokee, heading for Angola.

It was unclear how many dogs were found to have been smuggled across the border - one article stated that up to 38 dogs had been taken across the border.

The men apparently had import and export permits as well as vaccination certificates from the state veterinarian in South Africa.

An internet search is now being done for the owners of the dogs, which include Huskys, ridgebacks, German shepherds, Boerbuls and Rottweilers.  

The SPCA and social media have also been involved as well as the Facebook group Lost and Found Dogs South Africa.

Some of the dogs have been identified as having been stolen in Cape Town.

Anyone who believes their dog might be one of the smuggled hounds can contact Chief Inspector Kamite in Namibia at + 264 81 643 8742.

You can also contact News24 with any information.

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-23 09:17

    WTF?! First it was child trafficking - now its dog trafficking? What an ordeal those poor dogs have gone thru

  • Gavin - 2012-08-23 09:30

    give the planet back to the animals

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-08-23 09:36

    You come to a point where you think you have seen and heard it all but once again Africa does not disappoint. Is nothing sacred?

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-23 10:08

      I think when I get home tonight I am going to give my two dogs a big fat hug and extra treats.

  • karenadawkins - 2012-08-23 10:14

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      marc.hugo.75 - 2012-08-23 13:08

      Well exactly karen, except they are not realy people - more like humanoid detritus - filth - that I would cheerfully blow away without a second thought. In fact it would make me sleep better after shoving them through a meat grinder.

  • elaine.swart - 2012-08-23 10:20

    If News 24 wasn't so slow they'd know that the vehicles had to be let through the border already because they had correct documentation, and could not be legally held for longer. This was a search with only 24 hours to do it in. My heart goes out to the dogs

  • dianne.b.harases - 2012-08-23 10:24


  • Nonkululeko Binca - 2012-08-23 11:37

    I lost my dog too a German sherpard I wonder if he is there!

  • denise.herbst.5 - 2012-08-23 11:38

    Would like to see someone try to steal my staffie....

  • brionyl.french - 2012-08-23 11:50

    What a sick place nothing is safe...

  • beverley.p.lovemore - 2012-08-23 12:31

    The people who have gone to try and save the dogs have been told they are going to be shot, there is no media or nambian spca there to assist them???

  • olivia.duplessis.1 - 2012-08-23 13:09

    Fur industry is running rife in Namibia. Check out Seals of Nam and you'll see what I mean. These animals are constantly used in the fur trade won't surprise me if it has something to do with that.

      michael.deyzel.1 - 2012-08-23 20:33

      Olivia you are a plank....seals issue is far removed from these dogs.

  • april.mokonyane.3 - 2012-08-23 13:32

    Hey bathong dogs trafficking. Shame poor dogs.

  • annalene.plessisdemoel - 2012-08-23 16:51

    SIEK is dit nie ! Laat al jul vriende weet op FB

  • ricardo.overmeyer - 2012-08-24 14:58

    how do i contact these people? the husky looks like my dog!!!! :( please let me know... ricardo

  • renee.karssing - 2012-12-11 09:51

    thank the Lord for the SPCA. they are my hero's< and i always give willingly to support them.

  • mariette.romeynders - 2012-12-11 10:36

    What is going on with the human race on this earth? Seems to me that everyone involved with animal cruelty are all possessed by some kind of demon. All over the world! Also, how is it that countries have so little or no contol over the situation?? OR are members of governments or security services like the police etc. sharing in the illigle profits gained from all kind of animal cruelty??

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