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Old 01-15-2008, 08:58 PM
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Oh my, I am not sure what I would do in this situation to be honest...


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Randburg - If someone stands at your car window and threatens to kill a puppy unless you buy it, you should refuse.

That's the advice of Mandy Cattanach of Randburg's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

"If you buy the dog, you're creating a market. The sellers wouldn't stand next to the road the whole day for nothing," said Cattanach.

According to her, this new practice has become increasingly common since last October, with people from townships where animals regularly give birth in the street, using the new arrivals to persuade motorists to buy kittens and pups at busy crossings.

Cattanach says the "sellers" often dangle the dog by a paw, or its neck, and threaten to strangle them unless the occupants of the car give them up to R200.

"People pay up to R500 because they feel sorry for the animals, but it doesn't help because it (the animal) is just replaced by another," she said.

Since the beginning of January at least six cats and dogs have been confiscated by the SPCA and metro police.

One of the kittens died of dehydration shortly arriving at the SPCA.

Charged with animal abuse

Metro police confiscated two pups on Tuesday that were only about two weeks old at the William Nicol off-ramp on the N1 motorway in Johannesburg.

The pups had not yet cut their teeth and should still have been drinking mother's milk. They were covered in fleas, lice and ringworm, and constituted a health hazard.

Metro's Wayne Minnaar said the man was arrested and charged with animal abuse.

They were investigating if he'd previously committed a similar crime.

Most of the bogus sellers didn't have food or water to give the baby animals.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:40 PM
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Wow there are some nasty folks out there. At least the authorities are taking this seriously.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:56 PM
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wow.... that just makes me sick to my stomach. I'm glad someone is stepping up and taking action... but wow... those poor little pups and kittens.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:07 PM
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amazingly sad and cruel....
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:21 PM
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Yes, I am glad they are taking it seriously, puts a whole other
light though on "buy the dog and yo are contributing to the
problem" when the person might actually kill the dog infront of
you.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:22 PM
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So many sick people out there !!! Someone is poisoning dogs here in Indy in their own back yards ,,,,
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Considering that in some countries they do similar things with children . . . I fear that I am not surprised.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:56 AM
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yeah really scary
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:47 PM
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Gross. That situation would make me wish for a concealed weapons permit. How about, "give that kitten to me without harming it or I blow your head off." urgh
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Sometimes I pray for human extinction - where is that asteroid?????
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