NATIONAL NEWS: SPCA lays charge against two companies for cruelty

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The Midrand SPCA has laid a charge of animal cruelty against two national companies, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) said.

One of the companies is a security firm and the other had rented out a dog to to the security company’s Midrand branch.

According to the NSPCA, the crime arose when the dog died of severe pneumonia recently.

The NSPCA said in a statement on Thursday that it welcomed the action of the Midrand SPCA.

“The deceased dog was found to be in an extremely poor condition,” read the statement.

“The NSPCA is in possession of post mortem and veterinary reports and it is clear that the dog suffered immensely and did not die quickly. The dog suffered from severe pneumonia.”

The NSPCA said this was not the first time SPCA inspectors had found dogs owned by the rental company in a terrible condition.

Earlier this year, the Bloemfontein SPCA confiscated 13 dogs the company had rented out to a security firm.

“The dogs were found to be living in extremely poor and dirty conditions. The Bloemfontein SPCA laid criminal charges of animal cruelty against the companies. These charges are pending.”

The NSPCA said it was opposed to any exposure of animals to unnecessary suffering and called upon members of the public to report animal neglect and abuse.

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Corlia Kruger

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