On Monday, August 16, the Animal Welfare Society of SA confiscated two dogs that were involved in the fatal killings of two cats in the Manenberg area, following some graphic CCTV footage that they received.
After studying the CCTV footage of the two attacks it became clear that the dogs were acting on the instructions of a person or group of individuals.
The Animal Welfare Society confirmed that two experienced animal behaviourists found that the dogs were “set out to do a job as instructed and they did the job to the best of their abilities, they never picked their owners or the jobs they were given.”
“All along these poor dogs had no idea that their behaviour towards cats was inappropriate and dangerous because their learning was based on strong associations spurred on and instructed by cruel human beings”, the animal behaviourists says.
The Animal Welfare Society has named the two dogs, Bobby and Faith. The two are inseparable and the AWS calls them “broken souls”. Their healing process can begin soon and the AWS team looks forward to giving them both a brand new ‘leash’ on life.