Police woman plays Dr Dolittle

2011-12-19 14:32

Johannesburg - Even a rat is getting some Christmas cheer after a Wolmaransstad policewoman came to the rescue of a menagerie of abandoned animals, North West police said on Monday.

Sergeant Karen Tredoux said over the weekend, a "concerned" member of the public phoned the police about animals that had been left to fend for themselves, after their owner apparently left them unattended for two weeks.

"A constable from the Wolmaransstad police station took it upon herself to water and feed the animals, which included two adult pigs, two piglets, eighteen chickens, seven ducks, ten rabbits, two turkeys, nine mice and a rat."

The SPCA's Stilfontein branch was contacted by police to help move the animals to a small holding in Makwassie, where they will receive the appropriate care.

The animal welfare organisation intends to open a case of cruelty to animals.

  • soulsister - 2011-12-19 14:41

    And a partridge in a pear tree!

      Kala - 2011-12-19 14:46

      That all lived in the house that Jack built

  • Sharon - 2011-12-19 14:43

    Thank you Constable may you be blessed, I agree the owners must be punished to the full extent of the law regarding cruelty

  • Vra - 2011-12-19 15:40

    One can determine what type of person someone is from the way that they treat their animals. We need more policemen and women like this constable! Lady, respect and blessings to you - and let justice be done to the owners.

  • Cameronl - 2011-12-19 16:06

    Thank you constable for caring for those animals, I wish we had more kind hearted people like you, whoever you are please accept my best wishes and many thanks of gratitude. regards. an animal lover

  • Zola - 2011-12-19 16:30


  • Patsy - 2011-12-19 16:31

    I hate what some people do to innocent animals. May they rot in hell for their cruelty.

  • Patsy - 2011-12-19 16:32

    A wonderful poklicewoman who rescued them, she will surely be blessed.

  • Shirley - 2011-12-19 17:00

    Thank you to this kind woman for helping defenseless creatures!! This is the sad time of the year where humanity is forgotten and rescue organisations are flooded with abandoned animals! She is an example of how our attitudes towards animals should be! Please people if you cannot take care of animals with love and kindness dont get them in the first place!!!!!!Karen Tredoux have a blessed Christmas and thank you!

  • Shirley - 2011-12-19 17:11

    If you cannot treat an animal with love and kindness-then please people DONT GET ANIMALS!!!! This time of the year all the animal shelters are flooded with animals who have been abandoned,left to starve or just dumped!!!!!!!How we treat all living creatures says who we are and judging by the ammount of animals in shelters there are a lot of horrid human beings out there! Karen Tredoux thank you for your kindness,may you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas!

  • Erica - 2011-12-19 21:54

    Thank you, Sergeant Tredoux, for considering all living creatures to be worthy of respect, compassion and dignity. Let your kindness be an example to everyone. Mice and rats have just as much right to a decent life as any other creature (human and animal). Thank you!

  • nicolenet1 - 2011-12-19 23:03

    People such as these should never be allowed to have animals again, this is terrible. We hope that people will think twice this year when it comes to firework as well. The Inspector from the SPCA to you to thank you for the hard work that you do to protect all animals.

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