Dog stolen from SPCA

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Photo: Stock Image

A couple stole a dog from the SPCA‘S kennels in Centurion at the weekend.

Centurion SPCA spokesperson Christina Masemola said the stray animal was brought in on Saturday.

“Someone found the Jack Russel in the streets and brought it in for safety. On Sunday, it was taken,” she told Rekord.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hero Gumbu said a couple arrived on Sunday to collect the animal.

He said the couple was told to wait for approval and pay a fee for the dog to be released. The couple then left and returned later when the SPCA had already closed for the day.

“They returned to the SPCA when it was already closed and demanded the animal. The woman allegedly called the workers the k-word before jumping the fence into the kennels to get the dog.”

He said the man who accompanied the woman also jumped into the kennels to assist her.

“They took the dog and fled. No one has been arrested yet.”

It was not immediately clear whether the stolen dog was the couple’s own.

Gumbu said police were investigating.

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