A Win in our Ongoing Fight Against Dog Fighting

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On Saturday the 9th of October 2021 a joint SPCA / City of Cape Town sting operation saw 3 suspects being arrested at a dogfighting event in Saxonsea, Atlantis.  Read the full story here

Justice has been served.

“Speaking up for the vulnerable takes immense bravery, but it is an act of kindness that can change the world.” – Raisa Marika, Author

On Monday the 6th of March 2023 the main culprit, Mr. Rupert Alberts pleaded guilty to charges of animal fighting in terms of Section 2A of the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962. Mr. Alberts (45 years of age) was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for 5 years and was declared unfit to own or be in charge of any animal.

“We will fight until the very end for justice to be served for the animals we serve and protect. Dogfighting is cruel and barbaric and has no place in our modern society” said SPCA Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse.

The SPCA paid a R5000 reward to the informant this week after the culprit was successfully prosecuted

As a standard practice, we pay a R5000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of perpetrators. 

It takes immense courage to report instances of animal fighting, and we expresses our gratitude to those do come forward. Courage and the bravery to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves are the two most powerful weapons we have in our dogfighting arsenal. 

We extend our sincerest gratitude to the City of Cape Town’s Animal Control Unit for their commitment to the fight against dogfighting as well as our corporate partner Medinox for their unwavering support in sponsoring our efforts.  We are grateful to every individual who stands in solidarity with victims of dogfighting, thank you for fighting alongside us every single day. Dogfighting must stop and we can’t do it without you.

Dog fighting is an inhumane blood-sport where dogs, who have been bred, conditioned and trained to fight, are pitted against each other to fight. In most cases dog fights are for spectator entertainment and financial gain. Dog fighting is a thriving underground crime that may be happening in your community without you even knowing about it! 

Medinox sponsors the Cape of Good Hope SPCA by covering the salary of one full-time Inspector in Cape Town, who is dedicated to fighting the dog fighting cause.  

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