Thank you to all those who have supported our efforts to stamp out organised dog fighting. Your contributions help create awareness, fund rescue operations, and ensure that those engaged in this barbaric ‘sport’ are brought to book.

In just over one month, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA has been made aware of no fewer than four cases of dog fighting, three of which were captured on video. Suspects have been identified and cases opened with the SAPS in Bishop Lavis, Ocean View and Manenberg.

We are extremely grateful to community members who are brave enough to step forward and report crimes against animals, as well as to members of the SAPS who provide us with invaluable assistance.

In one case, we were able to remove two dogs from their owners’ custody and bring them to our SPCA for safekeeping pending further investigation. We hope to report on successful prosecutions in all four cases in due course!