NSPCA Pitbull Dog

The NSPCA plans to open a criminal case against a Pitbull breeder in Pietermaritzburg. Photo: NSPCA

NSPCA to open case against ‘cruel’ KZN breeder for abusing 17 Pitbulls

The NSPCA in Pietermaritzburg confirmed that it plans to open a criminal case for cruelty to animals against a Pitbull breeder.

NSPCA Pitbull Dog

The NSPCA plans to open a criminal case against a Pitbull breeder in Pietermaritzburg. Photo: NSPCA

A Pitbull breeder in Pietermaritzburg is barking up the wrong tree. Sadly, according to the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA), this comes at the expense of countless dogs.

The organisation planned to lay animal cruelty charges against the breeder for shocking contraventions of the Animals Protection Act. Senior inspector Nazareth Appalsamy said the NSPCA would open a case at the Northdale police station on Monday.

Breeder previously issued with a warning

This was, however, not the case as inspectors work to finalise the case against the dog breeder since the NSPCA compiles its own dockets. Appalsamy said the cruelty of the callous dog breeder will come to light once the man appeared in court.

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The inspector said the NSPCA’s best efforts to warn him about the contraventions during a prior inspection have fallen on deaf ears.

“The NSPCA found him violating the Act again during a follow-up inspection. He surrendered only two of the 17 Pitbulls. The dogs displayed severe suffering from the stress of being locked in a cage indefinitely. A qualified veterinarian also attended the inspection.”

Senior inspector Nazareth Appalsamy

The society, which said breeders go to extreme lengths to hide the harsh realities of dog breeding, explained that the court will ultimately decide the fate of the remaining animals. But to ensure a favourable outcome for the canines, Appalsamy said the NSPCA will also incorporate denial of ownership in the docket.

“We also intend to undertake follow-up inspections. Glossy adverts of cute puppies easily pull the wool over the public’s eyes. Unfortunately, people are blind to the horrible conditions in which breeders keep the parent dogs and puppies.”

Senior inspector Nazareth Appalsamy

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