In the latest update on the dog dumping saga in Kensington, the family involved has offered an unreserved apology for their actions, and has accepted full responsibility.
The family experienced a traumatic weekend following the sudden death of a family member and the accidental death of their dog. They however, acknowledge that this does not excuse their callous behaviour.
At this stage, the SPCA cannot prove any form of animal abuse or contraventions of the Animals Protection Act. The act of illegal dumping however stands.
The Sandton SPCA wants to send a clear message that no form of animal cruelty will be tolerated, and that we stand firm with our mission to prevent cruelty to animals.
We appreciate the outcry and support we have received in this matter. The Sandton SPCA does not condone the actions by the family, but also does not condone threats of violence to any individuals.
The family has given their full co-operation with the investigation.
Please support your local SPCA so that we can continue to pursue justice for animals.
“We understand the individual is cooperating fully with the SPCA.”
The Sandton SPCA will ensure that justice is served, and are in the process of laying criminal charges for illegal dumping in terms of the By-Laws of the City of Johannesburg.
Press release: SPCA