Cape Town - Western Cape police have confirmed the arrest of a male suspect accused of selling puppies.
The man was arrested on Sunday, 24 February 2019 at approximately 8pm, in Wandel Street, Dunkley Square, Gardens.
He was detained at Cape Town Central police station and charged under the Animal Protection Act.
The suspect was sought for allegedly mutilating puppies and then offering them for sale in public places.
This method of selling puppies apparently garners sympathy from buyers who are moved by the sight of the suffering puppy and then buy it to seek medical care for the poor animal.