Justice has been served for a Yorkshire terrier named Stamford, who was allegedly kicked to death in 2019. Mr Ozayr Schüller was found guilty on two charges of animal cruelty.
According to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, each charge carries a sentence of a R 6000 fine or six months imprisonment, suspended for five years, and he now has a criminal record for animal abuse.
A witness in the case, Tamlyn Sylvester claims she saw her neighbour kick and stomp little Stamford in his small backyard and immediately called the Cape of Good Hope SPCA. Unfortunately, by the time SPCA Inspector Elani Graham arrived, Stamford had already passed away.
Stamford belonged to the suspect’s ex-girlfriend and in court, Schüller pleaded not guilty with the excuse of saying that he kicked Stamford because he messed inside the flat. “But as the saying goes, there’s no excuse for animal abuser, says the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
How to report cruelty
Animal cruelty reports can be emailed in confidence to [email protected] or call 021 700 4158/9 during office hours. Cruelty reports after hours can be made on 083 326 1604. You can also report cruelty via our website at capespca.co.za/report-cruelty.