Owner of burned dog charged

2011-07-06 15:38

Johannesburg - The owner of a dog which was abandoned with severe burn wounds in Vereeniging has been charged with animal cruelty, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said on Wednesday.

Inspector Marlien Pieterse said the SPCA traced the woman and laid charges against her on Tuesday in terms of the Animal Protection Act.

The owner said grass at their property was set on fire and that she later noticed that the dog was burning in its kennel.

The Shar Pei crossbreed was found abandoned and tied up with an extension cord on the side of a road last month.

SPCA inspectors took the dog, which had burn wounds all over its body, to a veterinary clinic.

  • Stefanus - 2011-07-06 15:45


      p123 - 2011-07-06 20:35

      And then kill her please!!!

      DEVILS SON - 2011-07-07 07:33

      please burn this person,

  • Adri Smit - 2011-07-06 15:47

    Very sick people in S.A!

  • Natasha - 2011-07-06 15:51

    So SAD..!!!!poor doggie....

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-06 15:53

    I firmly believe this idiot should be fed to the dogs at the SPCA. But that would be an act of cruelty too- we can't feed dogs the world's left overs; especially when the left overs are sh*t.

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-07-06 15:55

    Name and shame this cruel person.

  • Viparo - 2011-07-06 16:00

    Let's see her face?

  • pugwash - 2011-07-06 16:01

    This should read 'Owner of burned dog charred!' Sicko!!

  • Shadoz - 2011-07-06 16:02

    lets burn the witch burn her.. evil people like this should not be allowed animals. If she couldn't afford the vet bills she should have made a plan. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior.

      DebbyLou - 2011-07-06 16:11

      I agree!

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-06 16:05

    I hope she gets a kennel for a cell. and should have her meals served in a dog bowl.

      blog24 - 2011-07-06 16:21

      shes dose not deserve meals, let her suffer just like that poor doggie had to.

  • Maria - 2011-07-06 16:07

    How do these "people" sleep at night?

  • - 2011-07-06 16:08

    SICK, SICK, SICK! Good on you SPCA. I would like to think I'm civilized but I would gladly burn these kind of people at the stake!

  • Telara - 2011-07-06 16:09

    Name and shame these heartless pieces of sh*t! Maybe when people find out who they are they'll be hounded until they kill themselves! We don't need thesekinds of 'people'!

  • Risch - 2011-07-06 16:09

    Not taking anything away from the cruelty of this act... but why do you want HER name (for what she did to a dog), but the criminals beating old people to death, only gets your comments - you don't ask for THEIR identification???

      Gail - 2011-07-06 16:37

      The names of the perpetrators who beat people to death are usually given, unless of course they are under age (which doesn't make any sense as they are old enough to do the crime)

      hannelie gerber - 2011-07-06 16:41

      all the same, if you can do this to an animal, you sure as hell can do the same to a person! Cruelty, no matter what kind, should be punished in the same manner in which you dealt it!!!!!!! Risch you honestly read each and every comment and you are able to identify where each of us have commented in the past? please your comment has no relevance to this story.

      Umfubi - 2011-07-06 20:51

      Exactly what I was thinking, Risch. Nothing excuses cruelty to an animal, but let's get our priorities sorted out. - 2011-07-07 07:29

      Cruelty to animals leads to more serious acts against humans. We need to remove these people from society before they do more harm. Animals cannot defend themselves against cruelty of man, it is shameful that we take the trust they place in us and abuse that.

      Umfubi - 2011-07-07 09:22

      Oh and Gail, come into the real world. The names of the perpetrators are only given once the matter reaches court. As will this one. Try to keep up.

  • DebbyLou - 2011-07-06 16:10

    Yes please name this person ... name and shame! I wish I had balls to go and smack her up for not protecting her precious cargo! I HATE THESE PEOPLE@!!!

  • The Goose - 2011-07-06 16:13

    I am happy that the dog is still alive.

      Liberty - 2011-07-06 17:00

      @goose with burns like that on an animal the poor thing's better off dead.

      Nutties - 2011-07-06 17:12

      sorry,it's not. Spca had to sput it to sleep due to the severity of the damage. The most merciful thing to do. And that's coming from a person who is CRAZY about animals....

  • Al Chemist - 2011-07-06 16:15

    This is not a person. This is someone that along the way lost a few key genetic components that make them human. The absolute fury and anger in me says this person should suffer the same pain and suffering that the poor dog went through. It's just horrific

  • Knersus - 2011-07-06 16:17

    I volunteer to burn her!

  • blog24 - 2011-07-06 16:19

    Its such a sick world that we live in. It breaks my heart that there are millions of animals out there that have to suffer because of these sick humans, if you can even call them human.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-06 16:22

    She should be charred !

      Ruff-ian - 2011-07-06 16:30


  • Maria - 2011-07-06 16:30

    How do these "people" sleep at night?

  • Charlotte-Ann - 2011-07-06 16:31

    I will gladly deal with those people, bring them to me, they will get the same punishment as the poor animal... nothing but fair

  • OZNOB - 2011-07-06 16:40


  • Just peachee - 2011-07-06 16:40

    Was this person deaf and could not hear the dog barking. This dog didn't have a kennel it was a shopping trolley and an extension cord. Dogs are so loyal that they wouldn't run away from cruel owners.

  • leigh.ridgway - 2011-07-06 17:04

    That bitch need to be set alight herself, never mind charged! Give her to me, I'll sort her out!

  • Mel - 2011-07-06 17:10

    she should be put through the same ordeal as the poor dog - hope he recovers well!!!

  • Nutties - 2011-07-06 17:10

    So she just left it? Did she think 'Oh it will just die anyway?" or did she not think at all? Evidently she didn't FEEL anything!!!!!

  • halicon - 2011-07-06 17:17

    people are pathetic. people get murdered, babies raped daily. a silly dog gets burned and you want names and vengeance? clearly a sign of just how desensitized you have become to real issues. and just a note. one cannot be inhumane to an animal. you can ONLY be inhuman to a human.

  • slug - 2011-07-06 20:25

    The sick bitch, show her face and we will spitbraai her.

  • @kevDD - 2011-07-06 21:26

    What a sick puppy - Bitch

  • GrannyC - 2011-07-06 21:41

    Tie this woman up and set the grass alight around her. She should never be allowed to keep an animal ever again

  • shmangle - 2011-07-07 07:28

    Oh my dog got severely burned, so I abandoned it...... WTF????? Really, people like this don't deserve to breathe. What a piece of useless trash....

  • Baddy - 2011-07-07 08:26

    Name them, so I can hunt them down and kill her!!!!!

  • whatno - 2011-07-07 08:31

    i bet she made sure her car was not in theway of the fire. Prioritise!Talk about cruelty, just what the SPCA was established for.

  • Nadie - 2011-07-07 09:05

    People harming, abusing and killing animals should be charged as if they were killing human beings! Animal abusers should be sent to jail, what stops them from doing the same thing again!

  • Caz - 2011-07-07 09:07


  • Samantha - 2011-07-07 14:36

    Lucky this witch is not in my path cos I would tie her up, skin her alive, burn her, torture her!!!! I hope she suffers a terrible death one day stupid *itch!!!!

  • shelley.nott - 2011-08-16 21:13

    Bitch needs to die a horrible death! Obviously treats all animals, including us humans with no regard, and needs the same to be done to her. Grrrr

  • takeabreak - 2011-09-02 09:46

    There are so many people out there who do not deserve the love of an animal. Give her the same treatment

  • Patriot777 - 2011-09-02 10:38

    F@cking savage bastards! If you cannot take care of an animal you should not have a pet! If I ever catch someone that abuses an animal, I will f@cking KILL that person with my bare hands!!!!!!! That's a challenge to all of you animal abusers out there. Come and f@cking pick on someone your own size! My number is 078 457 5592. Please call me so I can f@ck you up!!!!

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