The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is currently investigating allegations of animal cruelty involving two pet sitters from Hermanus. The case has been handed over to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for further investigation by the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA).
CCTV footage of the abuse has widely circulated 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 was reported to have taken 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. The owner is very distraught and wants justice.