The Cape of Good Hope SPCA continues to fight for the rights of animals in South Africa. On Thursday [September 17], they obtained a court order from the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court and rescued five dogs they found living in terrible conditions on a Grassy Park residence.

SPCA officials sought out a court order after being denied access to the property and were intimidated by the property dwellers/owners. Upon receiving the court order, they entered the Grassy Park residence in order to inspect the living conditions of the animals on the premises.

Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse, Inspector Siviwe Noko and Inspector Jeffery Mfini found five dogs on the property, who were either chained or caged, and had no access to water.

“One dog was eating and sleeping in an area contaminated by his own urine and faeces. All five dogs have been confiscated and are now safely in the care of the SPCA. Charges in respect of contravention of the Animals Protection Act will be pursued,” the SPCA reports.

“Life on a chain or in confinement is no life for any dog. Dogs are by nature social beings in need of interaction with humans and/or other animals. Confinement or restraint places both a dog’s physical and psychological well-being at risk.”

Please report cruelty to animals to 0833261604 after hours or 0217004158/9 during office hours.

Pictures: Facebook / Cape of Good Hope SPCA

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