With pet theft on a shocking increase, Amanzimtoti SPCA’s manager Tracey Girling recommended pet owner’s heed the following tips:
- Sterilise your pets: Dog fighters don’t use sterilised males for fighting, and both males and females will be useless for breeding.
- Microchip your pets: If a dog is found or confiscated by the SPCA, it will immediately be scanned for a microchip. If microchipped, the owner will be contacted immediately and the person who had the animal loses all ‘ownership’ of it.
- Report dog-fighting and theft: The only way to combat both these awful things is to have it reported so that the SPCA can ensure they cease to continue.
- Keep your animals away from the gate where they can be seen from the road and possibly grabbed by those walking past.
- If you see dogs being carried or walked by suspicious handlers. Contact the CCPO, Blue Security, Toti SAPS and Amanzimtoti SPCA immediately.
Call the Toti SPCA on 031-904-2424/5.
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