The Cape of Good Hope SPCA called on the South African Police Service (SAPS) alongside the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement for help after a dog owner became hostile toward the organisation’s Inspectors.
The SPCA indicated that the Inspectors were in possession of a court order issued by the Bellville Magistrates Court giving them the legal right to remove dogs that were confined to a small makeshift cage. However, the dog owner became angry and prevented the inspectors from doing their duties.
to add, according to the SPCA, a chief inspector received a complaint in mid-August this year concerning two pitbull-type dogs that were kept in unsuitable conditions.
“Our Inspectors investigated the same day and found two dogs in a very small cage of sorts. When questioned about why the dogs were in a cage, the owner said there wasn’t enough space for the children to play.”
The Inspector educated the owner and issued a written warning for the dogs to be removed from the cage. However, the SPCA was obliged to obtain a court order to remove the dogs. Both dogs were subsequently confiscated under the auspices of a court order issued by the Bellville Magistrates Court in terms of the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962, read together with Regulation 468.
The dogs are now in the custody of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.