The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is offering a R6000 reward to anyone who can help it find the man who sexually violated a pregnant goat in Dunoon last week.
According to the SPCA’s Shane Everts, surveillance video of the incident shows a man leaping over a kraal at a Dunoon farm to get to the goat on Sunday April 3.
A team of SPCA inspectors had visited Dunoon on Thursday April 7 and distributed pamphlets about the “sadistic act of sexual violence to a pregnant goat,” he said.
The search for the culprit continued on Friday April 8.
“Inspectors engaged with community members and paid visits to local spaza shops to raise awareness about the incident and ask for help finding the culprit,” said Mr Everts.
The SPCA said it was in possession of the security-camera footage.
“The attack on the goat took place between 2am and 2.30am,” said Mr Everts.
“We cannot believe that any person would engage in sexual activities with an animal, let alone in such a cruel and inhumane manner. From the footage, the man performs various sexual activities with the goat using his fingers, mouth and penis.”
The goat underwent veterinary examination and treatment at the SPCA. A vet had found tears on the goat’s vulva, indicating severe trauma, but the animal was recovering well, the SPCA said.
“Our search continues and will not end until the man has been traced and charged,” said SPCA inspector Theo Arendolf.
“We are in the process of opening a charge. We have already discussed the case with the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences division of the Milnerton police station,” he said.
Neither Milnerton police nor the farmer responded by deadline to our requests for comment.