With dogfighting cases on the rise, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Inspectorate team has been conducting bi-weekly outreach programmes in Rylands – Athlone, Manenberg, Gatesville, Khayelitsha – T3-V3 and Cite B, Flamingo Heights – Lansdowne, and Mitchells Plain.
These bi-weekly programmes use a soft approach by going into these communities to help animals with basic care and educate community members on dog fighting. The aim is to help animals and build trust so that more dog-fighting cases will be reported to the SPCA.
These visits have been welcomed by the community, with many animals and pet owners benefitting from the programme.
· Khayalitsha T3-V3: 81 dogs dewormed; three dogs surrendered; 19 requests for sterilisation.
· Khayalitsha Cite B: 105 dogs dipped and dewormed; four cats dipped and dewormed; three cats surrendered; four sterilisation requests.
· Gatesville: 31 dogs dipped and dewormed; five dogs surrendered.
· Flamingo Heights – Lansdown: 15 dogs dipped and dewormed; nine cats dipped and dewormed.
· Mannenberg: 15 dogs dipped and dewormed; two cats dipped and dewormed; five puppies surrendered.
· Mitchells Plain: 15 dogs dipped and dewormed.
In total, to the team has dipped and dewormed 15 cats and 247 dogs, collected and returned 23 animals for sterilization – and they have collected 14 animals who were surrendered to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and are now in our care.
We would like to thank Medinoxfor supporting our ongoing efforts against dog fighting. We appreciate your caring, Medinox!
SPCA ANTI-DOG-FIGHTING UNIT
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!
Most dogs that are used for fighting live a miserable life where they are kept chained or caged in poor living conditions for most of their lives.