Merciless attack on duct-taped dog

2013-12-05 17:26


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Johannesburg - Six dogs were rescued in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, when the NSPCA swooped on a dog fighting syndicate in the early hours of Thursday.

That after two dogs had already been removed from the same premises last week.

A video tip-off had lead the NSPCA to the premises.

A spokesperson for the organisation said the video was extremely disturbing and had shown the prolonged suffering of a dog used to train other dogs to fight.

Her mouth was tied with duct tape and she was chained so there was no escape or defence against the dogs which set upon her in frenzied attacks.

The dog received no treatment for her injuries and was later brought out again to be used as bait to “train” another dog to fight.

The NSPCA said the dog was used as a victim in three “training” fights on one particular day and possibly  six times in a 3-day period.

"The NSPCA pays tribute to this poor dog who never knew a warm place to sleep, was never petted or stroked, knew nothing of human companionship or bonding with humans or her own kind.

"She was mercilessly used as a tool, brutally and ruthlessly attacked - repeatedly - until her death."

The organisation said that it, too, could be ruthless.

"We commit to bringing those involved to justice and to vigorously pursuing all who partake in or support the illegal activity of dog fighting in any way."  
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