The Animal Welfare Society of SA has received mounting calls for the immediate arrest and incarceration of the Mitchells Plain granny who allegedly abused her dogs.
On Thursday, 6 January, the Animal Welfare Society of SA received and responded to a very serious complaint regarding three grossly abused and neglected dogs living at a proverbial “house of horrors” in New Woodlands, Mitchells Plain.
The complainant alleged that an elderly woman said, “All the dogs must die and nobody must give them food or water.”
The reaction to the report was unparalleled. As you can imagine, the general public is outraged and the condemnation of the grandmother results in countless calls for her immediate arrest and incarceration.
The Animal Welfare Society of SA cannot think of any reason for SAPS to hesitate especially since they received a call from the Senior State Prosecutor who was equally horrified to learn of the plight of the dogs and was keen to help AWS SA expedite the case.
Earlier today, Senior Inspector, Mark Levendal and Trainee Inspector, Sivuyila Kilwa (who needs to be lauded for his exceptional application of the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962) spent a good couple of hours discussing and concluding the docket at Lentegeur Police Station in the hopes that the police will prioritise the case and help to ensure swift justice for the three little survivors who once well enough will be transferred to the AWS SA’s Animal Care Centre to be adopted.
AWS SA CEO and Head Veterinarian Dr John McMullen was so shocked by the nature and extent of the dogs injuries and trauma that he concluded his professional report by insisting that “severe action must be taken against the owner(s) of these dogs” which loudly echoes everyone’s clarion call for swift and meaningful justice.