Accused found guilty of animal cruelty

JOHANNESBURG SPCA has won a case against an accused who was found guilty of animal cruelty. He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment which is wholly suspended for a period of five years, provided that he repay R5 000 to the JSPCA.

In 2016, senior inspectors Ramalata and Morar received a call about alleged cruelty to pit bulls in the south of Johannesburg.

They immediately went to investigate and what they found was horrific – pit bull terriers on chains, some emaciated and some were injured. One of the dogs was buried in the garden by the accused and the inspectors had to exhume the body of the pit bull. Post-mortem results indicated traumatic wounds compatible with bite wounds.

A case of animal cruelty was opened. One year later the accused was found guilty of such. He has also been declared unfit to own or be in charge of any animal for a period of five years.

JSPCA wants to thank senior inspectors Ramalata and Morar for the dedication to their work and their love towards all animals.

Remember your donations help them to continue to help animals and be their voices. Please consider making a donation to the JSPCA. Contact them on 011 681 3600 or [email protected]

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Lucky Thusi
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