STATEMENT BY LOWER SOUTH COAST SPCA:
Some days are worse than others for us at the SPCA. This poor, poor dog has been spotted a few times in the Palm Beach area running in the streets but his terrible state had members of the public extremely concerned for him.
When we got the call today (Friday) that he had been spotted again, Trainee Inspector Werner Taljaard rushed out there and gave chase after the dog…after quite a few kilometers and a mad dash through the bush he managed to capture the dog and bring him back to the SPCA.
Unfortunately in this case the dog was in such a terrible condition (with advanced mange, broken teeth and extremely aggressive) the kindest thing we could do for this poor animal was to humanely release him from his pain.
We are so heartsore for the suffering this poor creature experienced in his life.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A REMINDER……MAHATMA GANDHI STATED THE GREATNESS OF A NATION WAS DETERMINED BY THE WAY IT TREATED ITS ANIMALS. EVEN IF WE SHOULD, BY SOME MIRACLE, SOLVE OUR POLITICAL PROBLEMS, IT WILL BE FUTILE IF IMAGES LIKE THESE KEEP ON MIRRORING THE SOUL OF SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY. PERHAPS IT IS BECAUSE SOME OF US DO THIS TO FELLOW HUMANS EVERY DAY, IN VARIOUS WAYS. SO WHY WORRY ABOUT A STARVING, SUFFERING DOG OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL IN DISTRESS?