Former SPCA chairperson dismisses allegations of animal cruelty

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A file image of a pet dog and cat relaxing on the carpet.
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John P Kelly

Former chairperson of the Lower South Coast SPCA in Margate, Scott Kvalsvig, has been accused of leaving a cow without access to sufficient food, water and shelter.

He has however denied the charge, along with several other allegations the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) has made against him. In a statement, the NSPCA said, the poor care of animals was recently discovered after a post-home inspection was conducted on Kvalsvig’s property.

The NSPCA said following the recent dismissal of Kvalsvig and another committee member of the LSC SPCA by the board of the NSPCA, the council also uncovered further shocking contraventions in terms of both the Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Animals Protection Act.

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