NSPCA salutes whistle-blowers in prevention of dog fighting

The council has managed to arrest six people who were part of a syndicate in Lawley on Saturday night.

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JOHANNESBURG – The National Council of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has thanked members of the public who continue to assist in combating crime which involves dog fighting in communities.

The council has managed to arrest six people who were part of a syndicate in Lawley south of Johannesburg on Saturday night.

Twenty-six dogs were also rescued through the joint venture with the South African Police Service.

The NSPCA says it found two dogs engaged in a fight between rival kennel groups when its team arrived on scene.

Some dogs were badly hurt which led to the NSPCA having to put them down.

The council’s senior inspector Wendy Wilson says, “Where you have such an act of interest in a violent crime against vulnerables, you have an escalation of that violence into other societal avenues and networks.”

The NSPCA has urged the public to continue assisting them in identifying culprits, saying that their anonymity will be maintained.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)