Free State man fined R4 000 for animal cruelty

2015-11-10 16:30
(Picture: SPCA)

(Picture: SPCA)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bloemfontein – A Free State man has been fined R4 000 for catching a dog in a trap to protect his chickens.  

According to the Bloemfontein Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) senior inspector Reinet Meyer, the 48-year-old Verkeerdevlei resident, Mvula Isaac Mini, made the cross-bred dog suffer for more than six hours. 

"The neighbour heard the dog bark from 23:30 until 05:30 in the morning," Meyer said on Tuesday. 

When she woke up in the morning, she went outside and saw the dog trapped. She rushed to her neighbour to rescue the dog and then took it to the SPCA, said Meyer.

The incident happened two months ago and he was found guilty last week.

Mini's explanation was that he wanted to protect his chickens from being attacked by the dog, according to Meyer.

The SPCA managed to track down its rightful owner who lived in a nearby township.

"The dog is fine now, we took him to a vet and they treated him, although there are some bones that were crushed, but we are glad he is fine."

Mini was found guilty under the Animal Protection Act. He is also not permitted to own a trap.

"It is inhuman to set a trap to catch an animal and people should know that is unacceptable – there are many ways to care for animals," said Meyer.

Read more on:    spca  |  bloemfontein  |  crime  |  animals

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.