Starving dog stabbed, buried alive

2012-08-31 08:12

Port Elizabeth - A dog has died despite desperate rescue attempts by vets after it was beaten, stabbed and buried alive.

A spokesperson from the Animal Anti-Cruelty League said they were called out to a squatter camp in Port Elizabeth after a passer-by had seen a whimpering snout sticking out of a shallow grave outside a shack, reported the Cape Argus.

Neighbours said the dog had been beaten, stabbed and buried alive after trying to steal food from the kitchen table.

A fieldworker said if one saw how malnourished the little dog was, it wasn’t surprising that it had tried to get some food.

The dog’s owner fled the scene.

Despite valiant efforts to save the dog, it died.

“He was too injured, too traumatised. We transferred him to a better veterinary facility in Walmer Park where everything was done to save his life, but he died quietly on Monday night,” said the spokesperson.

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-31 08:19

    Find the so-called owner and starve his ass. Dogs love unconditionally you creep -

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-08-31 08:21

    What a dog

      ingi.raikes - 2012-08-31 09:11

      Yes, a dog. Man's best friend!!! God spelt backwards!!! Faithfull, protective, honest, loving.............things obviously which you don't understand!!! HOW SAD FOR YOU. You are missing out on a relationship which would help you to become a gentle, kind, loving person. It's humans like you which do these sort of horrific things to animals. AS YOU SOW, SO YOU REAP.......!

      sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-08-31 10:53

      GOSH !!!! By what a dog I meant to say the guy beat it up, it didnt die, stabbed it, it didnt die and then buried it alive, still didnt die. Ql your lecture is completely unneccessary. together with all those unlikes. didnt sat WHATS A DOG!!!!!

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-08-31 08:23

    I want to be introduced to this guy.

      marc.rule - 2012-08-31 08:36

      you will have to stand in a LONG Q.

      martin.britchford.9 - 2012-08-31 08:42

      im number 3745 in the que

  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-08-31 08:28

    Its sick what people are capable of!

  • Spiral - 2012-08-31 08:28

    Its sick how "people" can commit acts like this!

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-08-31 08:30

    And humans claim they are better than animals ...

      martin.britchford.9 - 2012-08-31 08:43

      man is just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-08-31 08:32

    He's a total coward and loser. Let him enjoy his short and stinking shack life. Bums like him never prosper. Pappa wag vir jou!

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-08-31 08:32

    If this person was able to do this to a dog, you can be sure he would easily do the same thing to a human. This type should be removed from society - permanently. The dog is much better off dead though - why could he not just kill it instead of torturing it!?

  • merven.halo - 2012-08-31 08:33

    You guys can help by clicking on 'Click to Feed, it is free' button on Each click generates food for rescued animals at no cost to you.

      attie.mostert.9 - 2012-08-31 09:26

      Awesome Merven, Thanks for link, my heart bleeds when I hear of stories like this :(

  • dee.haydesousa - 2012-08-31 08:36

    Its absolutely disgusting, if you can do that to a poor defenseless animal what else are you capable of? Its sick, cruel and total barbaric. And why did no one try dig up the poor animal before calling Anti-cruelty, I mean come on, if you see anything in distress how can you not help. Saddens me that a species as advanced and so called intelligent as us can behave in this manner.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-08-31 09:15

      Either cowardess or they just don't care enough. I know I'll get slated for saying this, but poverty has a lot to do with this mindset. When humans live in squalor and are hungry, the "softer" human traits tend to evaporate - these are the same people who will kill another human without blinking an eyelid.

  • rick.kabose - 2012-08-31 08:41

    Squatter camp near P.E. Who are these "people" that can do such a thing to an animal. To think we are forced to accept these lowlifes as equals,that they can vote. We can only pray one day God wipes them from the face of the Earth

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-31 08:42

    There is nothing more beautiful & relaxing than coming home after work & having my dogs get so excited to see me, their tails wagging so hard they almost fall over, not to mention my cats following me throughout the house mowing at me as if they were telling me all about their day.

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-31 08:50

      mean to say meowing - for those who check spelling LOL

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-08-31 08:42

    And these bastards are allowed to vote !

  • cyril.laubscher - 2012-08-31 08:43

    Makes me sad to read a story like this, people who dont know how to treat their animals shoudlnt bother getting them rather let the poor dog be taken into a home that would appreciate it. Hope they find the owner and give him a taste of what he gave to the poor animal. R.I.P little one

  • Adil Smit - 2012-08-31 08:43

    For someone that does something like this to an innocent,vulnerable starving little dog, community justice is needed. At least the neighbours had some heart and called for help.

  • sean.tearnan - 2012-08-31 08:45

    He should go out the same way beaten, stabbed and buried alive. People must have seen this why has NO one reported him. Do you live in fear of this lowlife

  • francois.crous.54 - 2012-08-31 08:52

    i will kill this motherf***er with my bare hands bees roux styles...

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-31 08:57

    stinking savage bastards,beat and bury bury the scum alive too, OMG I HATE THESE PEOPLE, UNEDUCATED BARBARIANS

      iceman196 - 2012-08-31 09:32


      danie.vanderlith - 2012-08-31 09:33

      Kentse, iceman is speaking about anybody (people) (humans) that can do that to any animal. (These people) are the dog beaters and killers. Its not a racial thing. If it was a white or black persone, I will say the same as my comment I left. I'm talking for the dog as he cannot do that for himself.

      SNG62 - 2012-08-31 10:03

      Chill bud - your apparent lack of self-control to answer a simple question to your clearly vague statement could be seen to be the same lack of self-control the idiot who mal-treated the dog displayed!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-08-31 14:14

      cant you read he did bury the dog , bitch please scumbags.

  • kerryn.lloyd.5 - 2012-08-31 08:59

    The AACL in PE is working with authorities to track down and charge the owner. Serious props to PE's AACL - they do amazing work in our community, and we would hear many more stories like this if we didn't have them.

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-08-31 09:03

    I'm not big on dogs or an animal activist in any way...but holy crap! What kind om mindset do you have to be to do this to a animal?! Wow... Freaky. And what's up with the one guy thumbs downing everybody's comment?

      geraldine.saunders3 - 2012-08-31 10:17

      Now just imagine what this person would do to a child, or another person who they see as weaker than him- or herself. When someone shows this regards to a living creature who cannot defend itself, it points to a mindset that itself needs help

  • United.Red.Angel - 2012-08-31 09:03

    I would love to do to this owner exactly what he did to this dog! :( 'people' like him don't deserve a life!

  • james.keen.944 - 2012-08-31 09:07

    Nature is not cruel, pitiless, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous -- indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.

  • walters.delia - 2012-08-31 09:08

    What is wrong with these savage people? What kind of a sick, disgusting excuse for a 'human being' could be so evil! People who are cruel to animals are most likely cruel to people as well, it is definitely a sign of severe mental illness!

  • richard.zanner - 2012-08-31 09:08

    Animal and I do not mean the dog and Animal is to good a word for the owner as Animals would not do this.

  • michelle.v.d.bijl - 2012-08-31 09:10

    Anyone who can do this to an animal has no heart, no feeling and therefore worse can be done to him/her! If they think that the animal can't feel all the pain, then give the same thought to the person. Test his pain level and push it! More needs to be done to people who abuse and kill animals! The SPCA does it's best, but our legal system needs to help with this! It is becoming a normal occurance and it must be stopped before it becomes a normality like the other terrible things that happen in this world!

  • sandi.will.9 - 2012-08-31 09:11

    This is truly disgusting,words fail me. F#g savages, will they be prosecuted??? They dont feed their animals so what the hell do they expect? I hope you burn in hell.RIP poor dog.

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-08-31 09:11

    The owner should face murder charges. Fked up people in this world.

  • Alison Smit - 2012-08-31 09:12

    I understand that to some people a dog will always be just another animal and they'll never be able to experience the close bond a pet and a human can have but I seriously struggle to understand or have any sympathy for someone who would so cruelly dispose of a pet - ANY animal! If you cannot be respectful to an animal who has absolutely no malice towards anyone then you most certainly are the most heartless and cruel kind of human being there is. Shocking and scary that there are people out there like that.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-08-31 09:13

    So sad...the owners day will come

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  • lrainique - 2012-08-31 09:16

    I hope the person who did this oneday dies a slow and excruciating death...

  • lostand.damnedskeptic - 2012-08-31 09:19

    savage humans.

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-08-31 09:34

      savage yes. Human no.

  • sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-08-31 09:20

    There is just no words for such cruelty. Brings tears to the eyes that some people behave in such a manner. Hope he gets his just rewards and very soon!

  • haydn.gawronsky - 2012-08-31 09:20

    Please GOD may I meet the person responsible for this. I would like to have a "chat" with them.

      joe.soap.1806253 - 2012-08-31 09:49

      Me and thousands of others would be right beside you, cheering you on.

  • andrew.surtees1 - 2012-08-31 09:32

    bastard, i hope you get hit by a truck and get dragged for many kilometers and bit by bit of your body gets ripped away!

  • stuart.townsend.10 - 2012-08-31 09:35

    Disgusting! Find the owner and bury him !

  • estee.booysen.9 - 2012-08-31 09:35

    Calling these ppl that did such a horrible thing to one of Gods creatures an animal would be a insult to the animals. These ppl are MONSTERS and deserve a slow and painful death!

  • hillary.jonescraigchaplin - 2012-08-31 09:37

    I did not even want to read this article, and Im sorry I did. This person will have his day of reckoning and may God have no mercy on his soul. Swine.

  • joe.soap.1806253 - 2012-08-31 09:44

    I was having a good day .. now I'm upset for this poor animal, but happy that it doesn't have to suffer any more. I cannot express the hurt I would inflict upon a person that treats animals in such a way.

  • genevieve.pearson.39 - 2012-08-31 09:49

    Many people are not fit to have dogs. Unfortunately this type of mis-treatment seems to be on the rise and our laws do not protect the animals nearly enough.... these so-called 'owners' should be prosecuted to the same degree as if it was child abuse / murder and should be banned from ever owning another creature.

  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-08-31 09:57

    Poor animal... may he rest is peace...

  • kabelo.marule - 2012-08-31 10:03

    heart breaking!!! absloutley horrendous!

  • Vlooie1 - 2012-08-31 10:09

    Ppl must just remeber GOD doesn't sleep

  • stephen.j.dickson.3 - 2012-08-31 10:14

    What does one expect from a stoneage race in a #rd World going on 4th country...........bottom line.

  • Frank - 2012-08-31 10:15

    Beat, stab and bury the owner alive. Torture followed by death is the only thing good enough in this case.

  • lee.theron.9 - 2012-08-31 10:33

    How horrible. This just boils my blood and brings uncontrollable tears of sadness and anger. It's scary to know we have such evil amoungst us.

  • leslene.dunn - 2012-08-31 10:40

    Despicable barbaric monster - an eye for an eye, tie him/her up at a stake and burn the low life scum. Monsters like this should be wiped off this earth.

  • ArlsBlondie - 2012-08-31 10:49

    Pig! Should never had a dog if you can not take care of it or do not care to take care of it.

  • joyce.beeton - 2012-08-31 11:11

    Exactly why I feel nothing but contempt for people like this - anyone who can deny giving a little bit of food to a hungry dog is simply devoid of any humanity and quite frankly I deplore the fact that so many people like this actually have the right to share any space at all on earth!!!!!! What a pity we can't brand people like this - right in the middle of their foreheads so that we can see who they are,what they do and can avoid them like the plague - that is what they are, a disease.

  • mark.dent.338 - 2012-08-31 11:17

    Heartbreaking......And we call our furry friends animals