We know it’s been a tough time for so many South Africans and we thought we’d share how things have been at JSPCA since lockdown commenced at the end of March.
On Sunday, the 5th of April, our duty inspector got a call from a resident in Noordgesig about a stray dog that was wondering the street. Upon arrival, our inspector stopped his vehicle and opened the door to get his leash out. Without a word, the dog just jumped into his vehicle and sat there waiting for him to leave. Strange you would say as to how many stray animals just jump into an SPCA vehicle?
In some cases, chained dogs may be tethered for days, months, or even years. Dog chaining poses serious threats to a dog’s physical and psychological well-being. Due to the inhumane nature of continuous dog chaining, many cities and counties are passing local laws to ban the practice. However, we still see dogs being chained up around South Africa.
If you’re like most animal lovers we know, even the thought of an animal being mistreated is enough to upset you. So imagine what it’s like to live the neglect, day in and day out – and be completely powerless to change your destiny.