GEORGE NEWS - An emaciated pitbull that had to be put to sleep due to extensive organ damage at least had a soft meal and lots of love before he passed on. "He was held as he was put to sleep, so he had at least one short happy moment," said Garden Route SPCA's Wendy Jones.
According to Jones, trainee inspector Andrea Auerbach was called to New Dawn Park in Pacaltsdorp about a dying dog on Friday 1 December. On arrival she found a crowd gathered around the yard in question.
"The woman that called the SPCA said the extremely emaciated, chained pitbull lying on the ground belonged to her son who works in Cape Town and periodically comes to visit. She herself had been away for two months and when questioned, said that she asked no-one to feed the dog while she was away," said Jones.
What Auerbach found most shocking was that a well-fed, plump dog with scars that could be from fighting, was chained up in the same yard a mere metre away.
“The person that fed the other dog regularly walked right past this starving dog to feed the other one,” said Auerbach.
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