The Cape of Good Hope SPCA had the gruelling job of looking for animals affected or killed during the fire on Table Mountain that ripped through 600 hectares this week. They were horrified when they discovered the charred remains of piglets who were being inhumanely padlocked in two small cages.
“While our team were searching through the fire ravaged areas we were expecting to see some horrific sites, but nothing could have prepared them for this,” they said in a post. “The burnt remains of 2 tiny piglets, each separately padlocked in a cage were located +/- 2 km’s into the forest at Madiba Circle at UCT’s upper campus.”
The animal rescuers called the discovery shocking and a complete mystery.
“What we do know is that these tiny piglets were left out in the open, without shelter, food or water for an undetermined period of time before they died, they were contained in padlocked cages with no way to escape and likely suffered the torture of the blazing wildfire.”
They are appealing to the public for information on the people or persons responsible for this horrific act of cruelty.
They encouraged people to report the perpetrators anonymously. If you have information that could assist them, contact 0833261604 ah or 0217004158/9 during office hours. Reports can also be made online via their report cruelty link on their website www.capespca.co.za