'Allegations regarding Transnet’s cat poisoning unfounded'

Further investigations and eventual correspondence from Transnet confirmed that the allegations of cat poisoning were both unsubstantiated and false.

Picture: Transnet.net.

JOHANNESBURG – Claims made against Transnet for their alleged proposed method of eradicating cats in and around various premises owned by the company are untrue.

The National Council of the SPCAs attempted to arrange an urgent meeting with Transnet on 10 March 2017 to address the allegations that were made against the company and to resolve the matter. However, failed attempts of communication with the company resulted in a media release being issued by the NSPCA.

Further investigations and eventual correspondence from Transnet confirmed that the allegations of cat poisoning were both unsubstantiated and false.

Transnet have assured the NSPCA that any method used to control or eradicate their feral cat problem will be executed in accordance with the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962.