Another suspected dog fighter arrested
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A TIP-OFF has led to the arrest of yet another suspected dogfighter and removal of three pitbulls from a property in Ocean View.
The suspect was arrested with the assistance of Law Enforcement’s Animal Control Unit and will face charges relating to the Contravention of section 2 of the Animals Protection Action No.71 of 1962, said the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
This was after Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse and Inspector Mark Syce responded to a video tip-off received and secured a warrant.
“Fighting dogs never win, even when they win they fight because there will be no veterinary treatment to ease their pain, no comfort and no care and they will have to do it all over again, the next day, next week or next month and this Boy is evidence of this.
“He had the tell-tale pattern of scarring on his legs, that speak of the fights he has endured and an abscess under his jaw that resulted from an untreated bite wound,” said the SPCA.
The arrest on Friday came days after SPCA inspectors, police and law enforcement descended on a property in Manenberg where they were able to rescue two dogs and identify one of the suspects from clothing worn in a video footage of a dog fight in progress.
The animal welfare organisation said that after seeing the footage its inspectors made an application to the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court for a warrant to remove the animals.
The next day, law enforcement and the SAPS accompanied Pieterse and Syce to the Manenberg property where the fight allegedly took place. There they were able to find the original video evidence of the dog fight on a suspect’s phone and identify him from clothing worn in the video.
He was arrested on the scene. They were also able to locate a second suspect who was detained at the Manenberg police station as well.