A video of a couple abusing a seven-month-old boerbul puppy named Hector has gone viral on social media and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA has promised to bring the offenders to justice.
The couple implicated in the abuse scandal are pet sitters who offer their services in the Hermanus, Gordons Bay and surrounding area in the Western Cape. In the video, released by the homeowners, you can see the man hitting the puppy with an object and the woman complaining. The dog is then grabbed viciously by the flesh of its neck and tossed outside.
Harshly condemn the abuse against the puppy
Posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram warn residents about using their services and harshly condemn the violence against the helpless puppy.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA said in a post that they are investigating allegations of animal cruelty involving two pet sitters from Hermanus.
The case was handed over to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for further investigation by the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA). They say the owner is very distraught and wants justice for the abuse against his dog.
“We wish to assure our supporters that the case is in good hands. Our Inspectorate team made contact with the owner of the abused dog. We will be working closely with the owner to ensure that charges of animal cruelty are brought against the two pet sitters in terms of the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962,” the Cape of Good Hope SPCA said.
In another post, the woman in the video claims they had proof to confirm the owners were satisfied with our services up until this incident. The woman also said they were unaware they were being recorded and it was an invasion of their privacy to leak the video without their consent.