The Hermanus pet sitter case has been postponed to 4 March after the attorney of the accused cited car trouble as reason for not being in court today. Cape of Good Hope SPCA was reliably informed that the attorney also made unsuccessful representations to the prosecutor prior to today’s hearing and the prosecution against the accused will continue in the Hermanus Magistrates’ Court.
CCTV footage of the abuse went viral on social media. In the footage, a puppy is seen to be beaten with an object and then cruelly picked up by the flesh of the neck and rump and thrown out of the door. The incident originally took place on 22 March 2021 in Hermanus. The owner of the puppy only became aware of the incident when the CCTV footage was watched afterwards.
Hector’s story has since made headlines in print and broadcast media and was featured on Carte Blanche in May 2021.
Protestors gathered outside the Hermanus Magistrates’ Court today seeking justice for Hector!