Animals mutilated in Bloemfontein

Cruelty to animals is still a plaguing issue. This as four cats and two falcons were found mutilated and hanging on fence poles in Universitas, Bloemfontein, on 4 October 2019.

The SPCA was alerted by a resident who explained the scene as horrific. The cats’ eyes were gouged out and tails were cut off.

Duan Matthee, spokesperson of the SPCA, says they took the animals to a veterinarian who assessed them and confirmed them to have been dead two weeks prior. The SPCA is still waiting for a report from the veterinarian and is investigating this case.

Matthee says people who perform such barbaric deeds must be reported to the police so that they can face punishment for their cruelty.

The case has been handed over to the police for further investigation. Meanwhile the SPCA is also conducting its own investigation.

This incident follows one that recently occurred in Bloemfontein where a dog was hit by a car. While lying on the road, still alive, a man skinned the dog and removed its legs.

When the dog owner arrived at the scene, the man was still in the process and claimed he was hungry. The man was taken by residents to the police station and arrested on charges of animal cruelty.

The SPCA pleads to animal owners to keep their animals in their yards so that they don’t wander off, to be vigilant of people who unnecessarily hunt cats, and in general, to take care of their animals at all times.

OFM News/Marvin Ntsane