On Friday, August 6 and Sunday, August 14, the Animal Welfare Society of SA received some graphic CCTV footage that was taken at two separate locations in Manenberg that have now provided a great deal of help in figuring out how the cat killer caught and killed some of the cats.
In short, they exploited their dog’s natural predatory drive to satisfy their evil ends.
There are many homeless animals in the Manenberg area and locating dogs is like looking for “a needle in a haystack.” However, on Monday, August 16 after a follow up on a few leads, the search was narrowed down and the two beautiful doggos were captured.
What’s even more evident is that these two pooches are inseparable. “The bond these two broken old souls share is so strong that they have to share a kennel and the Tan Pitbull Cross is fiercely protective over her older male partner”, says the Animal Welfare Society.
“Being able to provide them with a safe and loving sanctuary whilst their fate is debated is the least we can do and represents a win-win for everyone.”
“Instinct is hardwired behaviour that can be managed and sometimes, changed but never totally removed and we can only hope for a positive outcome following their assessment by an independent Animal Behaviourist who has the onerous task of advising us on their chances of rehabilitation.”
The two dogs have never experienced this kind of touch in life – a warm bed, regular meals and have probably witnessed many repugnant atrocities.
“The “old girl” is still fearful and tucks her tail between her legs when she sees someone approach but they are warming to us which gives us hope.”
The probability of the two becoming well-adjusted adoption candidates depends on the outcome of their professional behavioural tests. It is going to require a huge investment at one of the toughest times in the Animal Welfare Society’s lives. “We hope that everyone who wants to see us succeed digs deep and contributes generously to this desired outcome.”
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