A disturbing video was brought to the attention of the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA. CCTV footage emerged showing a police vehicle driving over a cat in Woodstock and not helping it afterwards.

The incident is believed to have taken place on Saturday, August 8. In the footage, the police vehicle can be seen passing over the cat, leaving it writihing in pain in the road. An officer can also be seen getting out of the vehicle to check before getting back into the vehicle and driving off.

Neighbours can then be seen coming out of their houses to check on the cat.

“In the video it shows how the police vehicle drives over the cat as it ran across the road, the vehicle slows down and fails to stop and assist the injured animal. We have been informed that the cat unfortunately succumbed to its injuries,” the CoGH SPCA said.

“Our Inspectors are busy investigating the matter and action will be taken in terms of the Animals Protection Act.”

CCTV footage has been brought to our attention of a police vehicle allegedly driving over a cat in Woodstock. In the…

Posted by Cape of Good Hope SPCA on Sunday, August 9, 2020

The fine for neglecting a suffering animal is as high as R40 000 or one year in jail.

“We urge members of the public to report animal cruelty to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA by calling our dedicated team on 021 700 4158/9 or after hours on 083 326 1604,” the SPCA said.

Picture: CoGH SPCA

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