SPCA: Man charged with bestiality

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KwaZulu-Natal - Animal lovers have expressed shock and disgust at the actions of a man arrested on Tuesday in connection with the sexual assault of a stray dog.

A case of bestiality has been opened and the man was expected to appear at Camperdown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

The Kloof and Highway SPCA posted on its Facebook page that on Monday afternoon they had received a report of bestiality that sent inspectors to Inchanga.

“Witnesses described that they had caught a neighbour molesting their dog, TJ, who is pregnant, at 4am. The accused fled the scene, leaving behind his clothes, shoes and cellphone. The witness is able to positively identify the accused and also states that they suspect this was not the first time this had happened.”

The SPCA took TJ to a private vet for a clinical examination.

“The vet confirmed that there was definite trauma, with haemorrhaging and tearing. DNA samples were taken and we await results.”

The organisation said that a case had been opened by the SAPS in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act and the SPCA inspectorate would open a case in terms of the Animals Protection Act.

Police spokesman Colonel Vincent Mdunge, confirmed the incident and said that investigations were continuing.

The SPCA said the dog was recovering at their premises. “She will be sterilised this week and will soon be looking for a home. Despite all she has been through, she is so trusting of everyone…” - Daily News

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