Posted on 2018-09-11 09:47:52
One lucky pup!
Inspector Mntungwa received a report of a frightened dog stuck down a manhole in the Bonela area. A passer by heard the dog howling and called us. Fortunately, Inspector Mntungwa was able to capture the little dog with a control pole and lift her to safety. None the worse for her adventure, the pup quickly made friends with her rescuer (pictured above) and stole the hearts of everyone at our SPCA. She went to her forever home on 6 August, they’ve named her Ruby.
Not just dogs and cats!
People tend to associate the SPCA with rescued dogs and cats, but the scope of our work extends much further than that. So far this year we’ve rescued three goats, a calf and a monitor lizard! Our team was also called out to a horrific case where cows had been maliciously stabbed by a neighbour with a grievance.
Fighting for justice
By the time our Inspector Ramsamy got the tip off, the ‘Dog with No Name’ was lying dead at the end of his chain – starved to death in plain sight of his uncaring owner. Mere skin and bones, he had sores on his hips that indicated he had been lying there for a long time, not able to get up until he died . . . just waiting helplessly for the suffering to end.
We are totally outraged by this callous act and have laid charges of animal cruelty against the dogs’ owner. Although the case has yet to get to court, our Inspectors are determined to exact justice for the ‘Dog with No Name’ – and have elicited the support of the public in signing a petition to ensure that the maximum sentence is imposed. Too often, culprits in these cases get away with a mere slap on the wrist.
If you would like to add your name to the petition, please go to www.petitions24.com where over 2 230 animal lovers have already signed.