GEORGE NEWS -A man was arrested in Thembalethu last night, Sunday 9 June, in connection with the brutal killing of a female dog.
Garden Route SPCA field inspector, Vanessa Lucas and GRSPCA general manager, Salomé Bruyns, arrived on scene to find the dog dead and partially skinned.
According to the SPCA, eyewitnesses said this is not the first dog to be killed by the suspect.
“A post mortem will be done on the dog on Monday. We took all her puppies and her body was taken to the SPCA,” read a Facebook post by the SPCA on Sunday evening.
A case of animal cruelty has been opened.
It is expected that the suspect will appear in court later today or tomorrow.
Updates to follow as information becomes available.
The previous day Lucas was called out to Lawaaikamp where a cat was beaten to death with a brick. According to the SPCA, eyewitnesses say a man took a brick and smashed the cat’s face and head.
“When Lucas arrived the cat was unresponsive. The severity of its injuries left her with no choice but to euthanize it. Charges under the Animal Protection Act will be laid,” said GRSPCA spokesperson, Bruno MacDonald.
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