Wolwerivier man arrested for animal cruelty

A Wolwerivier man is facing charges of animal cruelty after he allegedly left his dog and four puppies to starve to death.

On Tuesday November 15, SPCA inspector Liezl Wenn-Dreyer was called to Wolwerivier to respond to a call about dogs left abandoned in a house with no care.

According to SPCA head inspector Moyo Ndukwana, the owner had been arrested and left the dogs locked inside the house.

“Local children had climbed through a window to play in the house and found the dead animals inside. On arriving at the scene, our inspector found the house was locked and SAPS present.

“Upon entering the house, we discovered unspeakable filth and debris throughout the house. An adult female dog in an advanced state of decomposition was found deceased in a bathroom. Four puppies were also found deceased in the house, with two of them decomposing underneath a mattress,” said Mr Ndukwana.

He said the “shocking case of animal abandonment” was one of the worst the SPCA had encountered. They have laid charges of animal cruelty against the owner. To Report animal cruelty or abuse, call 021 700 4158/9 or 083 326 1604.