Owner wants to claim his horses
The owner of the horses that were confiscated by Inspector Mark Syce on 4 December has come forward to claim his horses back. Cape of Good Hope SPCA inspectors met with the owner on Wednesday 8 December to discuss the matter.
Suspect admits to cruelty
At the meeting, the suspect was presented with the video evidence where after he admitted to beating and kicking the horse. The SPCA is now in possession of a sworn statement from the suspect confirming his actions. His claim was denied.
SPCA proceeding with criminal charges
Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse confirms “We will now be proceeding with criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962. The horses will remain in our care until the court case is resolved and the court has made a decision on the future of the horses”.
The confiscated horses will remain in the care of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and can only be considered for rehoming if the court decides that they cannot be returned to their owner.
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