Teen held for hanging cat, kittens

2012-03-26 10:00

Pretoria - Residents of a village near Hammanskraal north of Pretoria have been shocked by a local teenager’s vicious act of cruelty towards her cat and its five kittens.

The 19-year-old school pupil was arrested after hanging the cat and its 3-day-old kittens from a tree, the Times reported. She will appear in court on Monday.

The incident happened on Human Rights Day.

A neighbour’s child found the cats and alerted authorities but by the time the SPCA arrived, the cats had died. 

An angry neighbour said they didn’t understand why she had killed her cats and not given them away.

An SPCA inspector described the incident as “shocking” and said the cats had not been a threat to her.

The SPCA opened a case of animal cruelty at Temba police station, and the teenager was arrested.

  • koo.doyle - 2012-03-26 10:08

    Take this little psycopath and lock her up for good. What pure evil.

      Nicholas - 2012-03-26 17:11

      People who do this often end up abusing children, or in worst case scenario's become serial killers.

      Amanda - 2012-03-27 07:55

      in a year or two they lock her up for throwing her newborn baby in a toilet filled with waste. kill it before it multiplies!!!!!

      nasheenar - 2012-03-27 08:52

      I just cannot read articles like this! It is so disturbing. WHY???? would a person do this. Our Youth have no respect for anything. The Bitch should be hung.

  • Marion - 2012-03-26 10:13

    Now this is someone who is in serious need of counselling before she starts hanging children from trees.

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-03-26 10:45

      yeah counseling sure lock her permanent in looney bin for counseling people that hurt animals would most probably hang kids sterilize her while you counsel her

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-03-26 10:26

    19 year old school pupil??? Damn if finished school at the age of 16.

      Marion - 2012-03-26 10:44

      @Duncan - my son is in high school with pupils who are over 20!!! They don't have the ability to pass matric but they are allowed to vote and drive cars.

  • Motlatsi - 2012-03-26 10:27

    She is a danger to herself and society at large

      Cynthia - 2012-03-27 14:30

      Don't give two hoots for the danger to herself but I am worried about the society at large.

  • Riaan - 2012-03-26 10:27

    I agree send me this F#%$@R i will introduce her to some of the machinery i work with here in my factory !!!

  • delia.james.vermaak - 2012-03-26 10:28

    She must be the spawn of the devil!! Evil cretin!

  • Sidney - 2012-03-26 10:31

    This person will most probably end up being a serial murderer, cruelty to animals on this scale is evident in the histories of almost all serial killers, take her out of circulation now and save yourselves and us a lot of trouble later.

      Cynthia - 2012-03-27 14:32

      Well said Sidney.

      Antipoaching - 2012-03-28 09:49

      Agreed 100% Sidney, all the indicators are there all we need now is to be told about her hard childhood, suffering sexual abuse and Bobs your uncle.. Take her out of circulation now or, wait a minute, keep her around and use her to interrogate suspected rhino poachers

  • JayduPreez - 2012-03-26 10:33

    How disgusting!! She needs to be locked up in an institute..

  • Pieter - 2012-03-26 10:34

    Ai.. It doesn't matter if black cats are believed to be evil it still remain a animal with a right to live.

  • trixie.stathakis.osterloh - 2012-03-26 10:39

    This person is a disgusting waste of skin and I would love to return the favour if it was allowed. Sadly this country does almost NOTHING for our animal welfare - even our Rhino are dwindling in numbers. This person wont go to jail and might get a fine of R500 - Whoopty-doo!! Where is Dexter when you need him!!

      nasheenar - 2012-03-27 09:42

      I dont blame people for taking the law into their own hands. This little bitch should be taken round the back and set on fire. Finish nothing to debate.

  • superman.plett - 2012-03-26 10:40

    Put a rope around her waist, and hang her from a tree. In the JHB Zoo, in the lion's den. Let nature take its course.

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-03-26 17:27

      Not around her waist but around her neck so that she can feel what she did to the cat and her kittens.

  • Lee - 2012-03-26 10:40

    Let her face be known on News, so we all can punish her the same way

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-03-26 10:40

    Bloody bitch! Give her 2 me, I'll show her what cruelty is! What did those poor defenceless creatures ever do 2 her? Sadistic bitch, hope karma comes back in buckets 4 her the ignorant bitch.

      infijar.ken - 2012-03-26 14:13

      This would make you no better than her. let the Law take it's course. At least the SPCA will be pushing this case.

      nasheenar - 2012-03-27 09:44

      Oh please animals have no rights in this country what will the law do to her???

      Jo - 2012-03-27 17:49

      @nasheener. Perfectly correct. Animals in SA are not categorized as sentient beings, but rather as movable property The maximum penalty is a 20K fine or a few months in jail. The Animal Protection Act needs serious adjustment.

  • Candice Stones - 2012-03-26 10:41

    she should get the same treatment that she gave those helpless animals! and i agree! hurting animals is the first sign of becoming a murderer!

  • Jovan - 2012-03-26 10:44

    Excessive cruelty towards animals is the first signs of sociopathy. This girl should be put in a place where she can do no harm to people. First signs of a serial killer

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-03-26 10:44

    Moet nie so wees nie bid vir haar en vat haar na die HERE toe HY sal haar help .Dit is wat sy nodig het en daar moet seker iets met haar gebeur het en nou het sy dit op die katte uit gehaal blammeer haar ouers en arresteer hulle .

      Brenda - 2012-03-26 11:25

      OH PLEEEEEEEEZE Chriskoi1!!! You can pray for her if you wish. I find it highly offensive that the answer for everything is to pray. The answer to this is to remove her from society before she does the same to someone's innocent child. I suppose your response to that would be to pray for the grieving family??? Grow up.

      Karen - 2012-03-26 11:27

      The Bible says: Do unto others as you wish others to do unto you - i rest my case !!

      Lisa - 2012-03-26 11:42

      wow chriskoi, what about those poor kittens + their mother? who was praying for them??? lock that bitch up + throw away the key!!!

      Peter - 2012-03-26 12:24

      Miskien is sy met die siel van 'n rot gebore, Chris. Moontlik? Shame.

      Cynthia - 2012-03-27 14:43

      This oxygen thief should seriously be locked up and NEVER EVER set free. How could she hang six animals one by one and FEEL NOTHING!!! It gives me goosebumps to even think about it. SHOW HER FACE SO THAT WE CAN AVOID HER LIKE THE PLAGUE.

      marina.poniatowska - 2012-03-27 22:12

      Wat rook jy?

  • Frans Van der Poll - 2012-03-26 10:47

    This happened on Human rights day? Maybe she thought it was her human right to violate animal rights. Hang the retard from a telephone line.

  • Scouter - 2012-03-26 10:50

    Abhorrent and despicable as this act is to anyone worthy of being called a human being, some of the emotional outburst voiced here seems to me to indicate a mindset not far removed from that of the perpetrator of this hideous cruelty. Sorry - just a quiet observation. As an animal lover,I share the anger but doubt anybody here would actually be prepared to personally carry out the retribution they suggest - at least I hope they wouldn't be capable of it.

      Peter - 2012-03-26 12:25

      I wonder Scouter - the only reason we don't kill each other is that we have made laws that forbid it. Deep down, we're all very capable of it.

      Scouter - 2012-03-26 13:26

      Fair point @Peter - my experience though is that those who vocalise the most are often the least capable of delivering. The Klippies & coke motorised-mouth brigade for example.

      Cynthia - 2012-03-27 14:53

      I for one promise you I would not hesitate to do something painful to her. I have never given so many "likes" to any article that I have read and it makes my heart glad to know that there are so many wonderful caring folk out there who DO care for animals.

  • phillipa.mill - 2012-03-26 10:50

    I would like to hang the b1tch myself. PURE EVIL

  • Stephen - 2012-03-26 10:52

    Neklace the Bitch.

  • ailsa.j.loudon - 2012-03-26 11:01

    Sick, sick,sick!

  • Isabelle - 2012-03-26 11:01

    I do agree that this is a stupid act. I condemn it also but treating violence with violence will only but add fuel to the fire. Instead, why can't we get those teenager educated! Your comments are not usefull to society. They only but incite violence against other human beings! Shame on you maharaj.santosh,aneesa.jay,TheJaydeKing,Gareth-P & Lee. I'm seriously questioning your judgement. Isabelle

      Jason - 2012-03-26 11:09

      How do you educate someone to have empathy towards a living beautiful creature? Some things are born in you.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-03-26 11:14

    Sadistic, she needs deliverance

      Sidney - 2012-03-26 16:47

      Deliverance into the afterlife

      bashin.monyela - 2012-03-26 19:13

      Deliverance from the devil

  • Genesistt - 2012-03-26 11:18

    I've heard of some sick things in my life, but this is just horrible! What's wrong with this person?!

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-26 11:19

    Askies tog,

  • Karen - 2012-03-26 11:24

    May someone do the exact same thing to her!! Its inhuman. If you do this to an animal, what will you do to your own kids?

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-26 11:28

    19 year old... She sounds VERY weird to me; psychopathic, evil.

  • Pieter - 2012-03-26 11:35

    @janine, sweetie I was merely stating that I don't care what his beliefs are if they condone the torture of innocent creatures. Animal cruelty can be a sign of a very serious mental ilness....most serial killers start with the torture of animals. Even if he does not condone these killings, the mere fact that he believes that the colour of an animal makes it evil is laughable, ignorant, stupid, crazy.... I can go on. We don't need people like him in this country.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-26 11:36

    There is NO PLACE in society for these "THINGS". When will authorities start giving serious jail time for this serious crime? Phsycopath allowed to live amongst us!

  • andrew.wilso - 2012-03-26 11:48

    A seriously disturbed teenager, this story is so f'd up. I feel really sorry for the animals bit I also wonder what drives a 19 year-old girl to do this, what kind of violence has she been exposed to? She is a very sick puppy that desperately needs help.

  • Arthur - 2012-03-26 11:54

    What the... I can't even fathom this kind of cruelty... by a kid noggal.

  • Leon - 2012-03-26 12:02

    It seems we are more impassioned about the death of a cat than the death of a human being these days. Have we become a self loathing species? Don't get me wrong wanton killing it despicable, whether it be man or beast; but should we not rather focus our resources to the curb and prevent the 50 or so murders we have in South Africa each day? Perhaps we should employ the SPCA officers to solve murder, violent crime and neglect perpetrated against homo sapience. They seem to be more successful at enforcing laws than the police.

      Peter - 2012-03-26 12:37

      So by ignoring animal cruelty we're helping and caring for humans? I'm sorry dude, I just can't get your logic, I don't see how ignoring one evil is preventing another. Evil feeds off itself, the next step for this child is humans - why not stop her now? And yes, we have a lot of reason to loath ourselves - don't you read the news?

      Jayson - 2012-03-26 12:46

      Leon. You obviously haven't worked in the police. Its not a easy job. I support what you said. But give credibility where it belongs.

      Leon - 2012-03-26 12:47

      Peter; I am merely highlighting the outrage expressed when an animal dies cruelly vs. the fact that almost none of the murders committed daily even warrants an article in News24. The treatment and respect we afford our own murdered people is disrespectfully low in comparison to that afforded these three adorable (I'm sure) cats. By no means do I disregard the horror of what occurred here; but remember each person brutally murdered also suffered horror as their screams trail away to be snubbed out by the finality of their mortality. If anything I am not condemning our concern for animals; but trying to highlight our lack of concern for one another.

      chantelstanderbosch - 2012-03-26 19:50

      the difference is people can defend themselves, wether its a 3 day old kitten or baby the uproar will be the same..... this is an animal that trusted her owner so much, but as this is typical human behaviour, typical of todays society, instead of taking responsability its easier to murder, rape, steal.....

      Leon - 2012-03-27 08:56

      @chantelstanderboch - Can people really defend themselves? I know some may be able to; but if you suddenly find yourself alone and faced with 3 or more armed home invaders threatening to rape and kill you, would you not have wished that we have invested more human capital into your survival. Now, I know people can be selfless, fatalistic even attributing such a demise to their own fate. I do not know if you are the parent of a daughter; but if you were, imagine her fear as she was tortured to death in the same circumstances. This happens on a daily basis to people just like you and me. I do not want to detract from the plight of the helpless animal (we did not know). I merely question why we have been so totally desensitized to plight of of a helpless human being other than ourselves and our loved ones. You yourself have now equated the death of a baby to the death of a kitten. I tell you that you would throw a kitten at an attacker should it give your baby a chance at survival. I love cats and for some strange reason even the more wild (almost feral) cats still love me. They know I will not purposefully harm them and do as much as I can to protect them; but equating the death of a child to that of a kitten simply proves my concern. Are we really so desensitized to the plight of the helpless members of our own species?

  • Joelene - 2012-03-26 12:11

    Anyone who can find a way to justify this shocking act of animal torture is as sick as the 'person' who did it. No way whatsoever, no matter what your so-called beliefs or whatever excuse you can think of is this sickness condonable.. Sick, disgusting, evil.

  • Francois - 2012-03-26 12:12

    People like that should be put on a watch list for the rest of there lives.

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-03-26 12:13

    As Gandhi famously said: "You can judge a nation by the way it treats its animals". Well done South Africa, we must be #1 in the world 4 mistreating & abusing all our animals!

      Heiku - 2012-03-27 17:07

      What? Are you saying this cat torture is government sanctioned?

  • John - 2012-03-26 12:18

    Yes, sick, mean, cruel, depraved, and in need of counseling she may be, but judging by some of the retributions called for, so are many of the commentators! Do we as,(supposedly) mature, sensible, empathetic, and caring people really need to sink to the same level??

      LouiseandRoger - 2012-03-26 12:29

      What depraved person can give this comment a thumbs down, u too must be sick who ever u are

      Mike - 2012-03-26 14:16

      Its people that purposely want to be vindictive(big word there for the thumbs down brainless uneducated people)that thumbs down everything. Consider them a lesser irritation with no life and are severly unhappy with themselves.

      nasheenar - 2012-03-27 09:58

      John people are so outraged by a person if I can call her that, that its the first reaction.

  • Jayson - 2012-03-26 12:26

    This kid needs serious treatment. What's next???? Her family???? Poor cat.

  • Bronwyn - 2012-03-26 12:35

    I'll bet her ex boyfriends are in hiding :-) Seriously though, she definately needs to be kept an eye on. I would not want her anywhere near me or my chldren.

      Cynthia - 2012-03-27 15:16

      Do you think she ever had a boyfriend? I personally don't think so.

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  • Patti - 2012-03-26 13:01

    talk about a troubled soul!what is she going to hang next?her neighbours kids?she is beyond redemption.....sies maan

  • Tracey.KitKat - 2012-03-26 14:27

    You do not deserve to live on this planet you cruel heartless, evil bitch. hope you rot in hell one day cause that's the only place for you. May you also hear those (meows) in your head for the rest of your living life.

      Cynthia - 2012-03-27 15:17

      Brilliant Tracey. I love it. Well said.

      Angela - 2012-03-27 16:43

      Could not have said it better Tracey. Like the Kitkat bit as well. My cats name Kitkat.

  • Rona - 2012-03-26 14:42

    Seriously, can we just for ONCE just use this incident as an exapmle to the rest of the morons out there that IT IS NOT OKAY to do this kind of thing, by seriously punishing this fool???????!!!! Not not going to happen she gets a slap on the wrist and gets to get another cat that she cannot afford to sterilise! Bitch I wish I could slap her!!!

  • Caroline - 2012-03-26 15:06

    Serial killers first start killing animals and then go onto humans, its a fact!

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-26 16:04 she will try it with human-beings or children around...beta keep her on a mental institution for a while.

  • Kevin - 2012-03-26 17:07

    An eye for an eye

      Squeegee - 2012-03-26 17:27

      soon everyone will be blind.

  • Melanie - 2012-03-26 21:12

    she's a horrible pussy killer!

      Jayson - 2012-03-27 23:02


  • nasheenar - 2012-03-27 08:49

    OH MY GOD !!! Can we necklace the bitch

  • Chana-Lee - 2012-03-27 10:44

    She should be hung!!Little Terror. No respect at all!! Disgusting. What kind of parents does she have that she does something like this?? I dont even want to know what she will do to her baby when she has one..sick child that needs help

  • Louise - 2012-03-27 10:54

    Well here is serial killer in the making.

  • Roberto - 2012-03-27 12:03

    The kind of person that can do that to cat and kittens is very capabale of doing something dangerous to humans as well......that person needs to be WATCHED! CLOSELY!!!